The idea behind "I Need a Home" is to raise awareness of dogs & cats in both South Yorkshire's council stray kennels and smaller / independent rescue centres that are often overlooked in favour of animals from breeders and other sources. All the kennels and rescues featured provide a vital service helping and rehoming those in need, without their help many of them wont get a second chance and in the case of animals in stray kennels may be put to sleep simply to free up space for the next poor animal to potentially suffer the same fate.

Please take a few moments to look at the cats and dogs available, they just need some love and a few creature comforts, in exchange they can offer you a lifetime of devotion.

We are always looking out for more rescue centres and kennels to add to the site - if you know of anyone that would like their animals listed please get in touch.


Royston Ainimal Welfare's annual Sponsored Dog Walk will be held Sunday May 18th, starting at 11:00 am.

The walk will start and finish at Notton Village Hall and will be around 5 miles in length. The route will be across countryside fields to Newmillerdam and is mostly level walking with one steep hill.

If you would like to join us please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a sponsor form. It doesn't matter if you can't raise much sponsorship, every little helps and all the money goes to help more animals find new homes.

All the dogs always enjoy the walk, its a great way to socialise your dog with others and raise money for a good cause at the same time. It's also great for us to meet our adopted dogs and their owners!


The walk starts and ends at Notten Village Hall, 117-123 George Ln, Notton, Wakefield WF4 2

If you need directions please email Jean at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


There is plenty of space to park your car for free.
Hope to see you there!

Featured Animals

The animals below are just a small highlight of the many listed here, you view and search them all using the options at the top left - to specify "any" as a search criteria just leave that option blank / as it is.

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9677 Puppy Boxer cross female "Niki"

9677 Puppy Boxer cross female "Niki"

Niki is a 5month old, Boxer cross female who was born 07/02/14. She is dark brown/brindle and white in colour, medium in size with some growing to do. She is very lively in kennels and will benefit from being in an active home where she can receive the training and socialising she needs. She was handed over to the pound due to the owner...Read more


9675 Friendly adult JRT "Jack"

9675 Friendly adult JRT "Jack"

Jack is a very lively, happy and friendly JRT male. He is already castrated, microchipped and vaccinated. Jack was handed over to the pound due to no fault if his own where he was originally from 5years ago. The kennels have beeb told he is good with children and other dogs but not cats. He is housetrained. He will benefit from a good diet...Read more


FLORENCE - Tan and White Puppy

FLORENCE - Tan and White PuppyHi my NEW name is Florence and I need a home please. I am only a baby of approx 8 months old as my teeth are pearly white. I am super friendly and a little giddy and I seem to be all legs at the moment. All I want is to be with someone and to have a fuss. When I am fully grown I will be a larger girl and probably Lurcher size. I am a cross breed...Read more

CHINA - Lovely middle aged Cross Breed Boxer

CHINA - Lovely middle aged Cross Breed BoxerHello everyone my name is China and I am a great dog! I have a jet propelled tail that never stops wagging and a huge grin from ear to ear! Ok maybe not on my photos. I am very friendly and approx 6-7 years old. I love to have a fuss and lots of company and I have been fine around the other dogs I have met. Not only am I a very pretty girl I...Read more


AMELIA - CROSS BREED YOUNGSTER NEEDS A HOMEHi my name is Amelia. It's a pretty girls name that's recently been given to me as it might just make someone look my way. I have been picked up as a stray so it would seem I have to find a new home very soon as the kennels are very full. I am not getting many look-ins and I am a medium to large young cross breed who has some big ears! It's...Read more

9631 Boisterous friendly Staffy male

9631 Boisterous friendly Staffy male

A very friendly Staffy male who is quite boisterous and vocal in kennels. He needs an active home with owners who will further his training and teach him some manners. He is tan in colour, small/medium in size. He tries to stay clean inside and has not shown any problems towards other dogs. He is approx 16months old

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DUKE - A CHARACTER CROSS BREED BOYDuke is a handsome, lively crossbreed male. He is a friendly chap with one blue eye and one brown eye! He is approximately three years old and is a fun character of a dog. He loves to play and although he can be a little boisterous, he has lots of character and a huge mischievous smile! Duke can be strong on a lead, however, he does respond to...Read more


CINDERS - GORGEOUS PUPPYCinders came into rain rescue just over 4 weeks ago. Abandoned under a hedge bottom, this little girl had suffered serious neglect. Cinders went straight into foster and then a few days later suffered with severe gastroenteritis, she was in the vets on a drip for 5 days, her prognosis was not good. Day 5 in the vets and Cinders made a...Read more


JUDGE - RETRIEVER CROSS BREEDJudge is a beautiful looking dog with a lively, bouncy personality. He is approximately 3 years old. Judge is very excitable when first going out for walks – this is something we are working on. He does seem to settle down after the initial excitement and will sit and focus for his treats. Judge enjoys having his coat brushed and as he has...Read more


ALICE - ENERGETIC, AGILITY LOVING ENGLISH BULL TERRIER CROSSSPECIAL APPEAL FOR ALICE Hia My name is Alice and I'm now looking for a new experienced home having been too much for my previous owner. I am a strong lady with an equally strong will and mind and essentially need someone who will help me learn my rights and wrongs. Being an English Bull type I can be boisterous and very lively. I am a real...Read more


SPECIAL APPEAL FOR SMOKEY JOE - SWEET WHIPPET/LURCHERThis is our lovely little whippet lurcher Smokey Joe. Joe has a sweet, calm and placid nature and is a joy to walk. Smokey is great on his lead and is so light, he is a little breath of fresh air. This handsome chap stays clean in his kennel and is quiet in his bed. He loves his home comforts and warm blankets and he has been no trouble with...Read more

TARA - Gorgeous Staffy babe

TARA - Gorgeous Staffy babeMeet Tara a tiger brindle one year old SBT cross breed . Tara is new here at Rain and is quite the little star, she will sit ,lay down and give you whichever paw you ask for and is not shy for who she does this for. Tara has been good with the dogs we have introduced her to, but needs work with her walking as she can be strong at times. Tara...Read more


AMY - BEAUTIFUL SHEPHERD CROSS PUPAmy is approx 10-12 months old and is a stunning GSD Cross breed. She is a new arrival at Rain Rescue and has won all our hearts already. Amy is a wonderful young girl who loves to be with you and has been good with all the dogs we have introduced her. She knows all her basic commands and will sit and give you her paws for a treat. Amy is a...Read more


BONNIE - WONDERFUL STAFFY GIRLHere’s Bonnie who is now up for rehoming She came into Rain Rescue’s care very scared and we have helped her come round and trust people again. She will be neutered as part of our rehoming package.Bonnie is now a changed pooch she is adorable and wants to be with you and please you any way she can. Bonnie has a wonderful temperament and...Read more

SALLY - Small Terrier Cross Breed

SALLY - Small Terrier Cross BreedSally is now looking for her forever home. A cute terrier around 6 years old and also very small. She is living in a foster home at the moment with 4 other dogs and older children. Sally is very sweet and loves a cuddle, however she can be a bit snappy around other dogs and likes to rule the roost so for this reason she would be best suited to...Read more

JACOB - Fun loving Lurcher

JACOB - Fun loving LurcherHi My name is Jacob, and I'm really bored here in kennels as I am only a baby of one year. I'm a lively young chap you see and I love to be out having fun and exploring. I'm good at settling down in my kennel once I've been out playing and burning off my energies. I love to have fun and have cuddles with everyone and everything. I'm a giddy...Read more


SamsonSamson is a 5 year old, male/neutered, black and tan, short haired, German Shepherd. He is currently in the Lancashire area. This lovely boy is microchipped, vaccinated and is castrated (neutered). Samson is confident with basic commands, however we would suggest further lead training. He tends to be a little nervous around new people and...Read more


RogueRogue is a 2.5 year old, female/spayed, black and tan, long haired, German Shepherd. She is currently in the Nottinghamshire area. This gorgeous girl is micro chipped, neutered and is fully up to date with her vaccinations. Her basic commands are present and is currently being walked on a halti and extendable lead. She would however benefit...Read more


MuskieMuskie is a 6 year old, male/neutered, short haired, sable, German Shepherd. He is currently in kennels in the South Yorkshire area. This lovely strong boy is microchipped and will be fully vaccinated prior to adoption. He has good basic commands present and although he does walk nicely on a lead, he is a tall strong boy, this can be managed...Read more


MeliMeli is a 4 year old, female/entire, short haired, black and tan, German Shepherd. She is currently in the Nottinghamshire area. This shy girl is currently not spayed, although we are hoping to obtain a neutering voucher, she is microchipped and needs her booster injection currently. Meli's basic commands are present but we would suggest...Read more

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