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.

Fund Raising For Rain Rescue

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BLOSSOM - GORGEOUS AMERICAN BULLDOG PUPPYBLOSSOM IS A STUNNING YOUNG FEMALE AMERICAN BULL DOG. Hello everyone out there, it's me here Blossom. I am very beautiful and very young and now having to find a new home. I came into care as a stray recently and would love to find someone to care for me for the rest of my days. I am approx 8-10 months old so my rescue insist I find the...Read more


GORDEN - BLACK & WHITE LURCHER NEEDS A HOMEGORDON NEEDS A HOME Hi, my name is Gordon and I am now looking for a new home. I am very friendly and although still under assessment I am looking for a new start to life. I have come into care as a stray and love to be stroked and fussed. If you have an experienced Lurcher lover and can offer me a home with plenty of walks and a large sofa...Read more


FERGIE - SMALL RED STAFFIE LADYHIYA MY NAME IS FERGIE. I have recently come into care from the stray kennels and I will be looking for a home very soon. I am very small and I just love having cuddles. I am a typical little confident lady that knows her onions and loves to be the centre of attention. Although I am still under assessment at my rescue I will be looking for a...Read more


TEDDY - GORGEOUS BOY NEEDS FOSTER HOMETed is a giant of a dog and extremely loving. Ted has had some damage to his back and we don’t know what it is. Rain Rescue have just had an MRI scan of it, and he is on treatment and medication. He is being taken OFF being up for rehoming until we can understand what it is and if he can be helped. Teds back just keeps on collapsing, and...Read more


TOBY - HANDSOME CROSS BREED BOYHere is Toby, a handsome, gentle boy soon to be looking for a home. This morning Toby has undergone an operation for his cruciate ligament. This poor dog came into our care recently and has been struggling to walk, he has been in lots of pain. Very very soon Toby will be looking for a new start and home after he has recovered. MORE DETAILS ON...Read more


BARNEY - GORGEOUS CROSS BREED BABEBarney is still new to the Rain fold so is still under assessment, however so far he has been a very good boy getting along with all other dogs he has encountered both here at the centre and out walking. He is a senior boy but with plenty of spark for life. He enjoys his walks and walks well on his lead. Barney travels very well in the car. He...Read more


ELSA - PRETTY CROSS BREED ROTTIEElsa is young big bouncy girl with a sweet nature. Elsa has had no training in her young life and doesn’t know her own strength. she can be strong on the lead so we have got her walking on a dogmatic. Elsa has walked out with most of the dogs here at Rain and has proven herself to be a very friendly young girl .Elsa has had her vaccinations...Read more


GeorgeIntroducing the fun and loveable George! George is being reluctantly rehomed through no fault of his own. George is a charming akita who adores to play and have fun. Eager to please, his natural response to most things is play, whether it is with his toys or with you he is always very happy. When hes not playing he enjoys having cuddles and...Read more

10140 High energy Puppy JRT male

10140 High energy Puppy JRT male

An extremely lively and energetic JRT male who is still a baby at approx 5mths old. He will need an experienced dog owner as he is full of beans and already he is showing to be a typical feisty young terrier. He will need some firm boundaries and lots of training and exercise to burn off the energy he has. He appears to know some basic...Read more


10167 Friendly young Collie male "Angus"

10167 Friendly young Collie male "Angus"

Angus is very friendly, tri colour, Collie male who has been no trouble in kennels. He has been very friendly with everyone he has met, he is a typical energetic, bouncy Collie who will be best suited to an active home where he will receive the correct training,...Read more



JINX - GORRGEOUS LITTLE STAFFIE CROSSLittle Jinx is our new boy Staffie Cross. He has recently has come into care from the stray kennels. He is very small for his age and under nourished and will need some extra TLC and care from us to get him up to his ideal weight. Jinx is coming on in leaps and bounds, he is full of energy and loves his walks and play time in our field. Jinx...Read more


SCOOBY - A CHARACTER GREYHOUNDScooby is a gorgeous character greyhound and they make the most wonderful of pets. Scooby came into Rain Rescue’s care with Daisy and they are great friends. However, if we could find them both 2 new friends that they were happy to be with, we would be happy to re home them separately. They just need a life long promise to be loved warm,...Read more


BERYL - LOVELY LITTLE STAFFIEBeryl is a new girl at our rescue. We love our Staffies and she is a sweet little girl. Beryl is now up for adoption, she has now been spayed and is looking for that forever home. Beryl walks lovely on the lead, she also walks out with other dogs and loves to play in our field with Cilla another staffie girl in kennels. Beryl was found on the...Read more


REG - SMALL WHITE YOUNG STAFFIEHello everyone looking for a beautiful young Staffie called Reg! Well that's me! I am a sweetheart and have been brilliant at the vets and out on my walks. I seem to love everyone I have met so far. Any eyes on me then I am straight there for any cuddles going free. I am approx 3 years old and have come into care as a stray. Nobody seemed to be...Read more

CLIVE PATCHES - Long legged Jack Russell needs TLC

CLIVE PATCHES - Long legged Jack Russell needs TLCHIYA MY NEW NAME IS CLIVE PATCHES. No guessing where that name came from eh? I have a quirky Black patch on my eye which makes me even more endearing. I am very loving and fast become very popular at my kennels. I have been a very good lad on my trip to the vets recently and was no trouble at all with everyone and other dogs. I have...Read more


HUGO - HAPPY CHAP NEEDS A HOMEHello my name is Hugo and I am looking for a brand new home all of my own with lots of cuddles, walks and plenty of spoiling. I have been such a lovely boy at the kennels and go out walking with other dogs. I love to play and get along fab with Blossom who also loves to play. We are both very young you see. I haven't had a great past life and...Read more

THOMAS - Friendly character Lurcher Lad

THOMAS - Friendly character Lurcher LadTHOMAS IS A LOVELY FRIENDLY LURCHER LOOKING FOR A HOME. He is approx 5-6 years and very friendly and he loves his treats. He is a new boy on our block. He loves his fresh air and likes nothing better than going for walks and lazing about afterwards. A typical sight hound that can be very lazy given half the chance. If you love lurchers and can...Read more


PEPSI - SWEET NATURED CROSS BREEDPEPSI - VERY SWEET CROSS BREED LADY LOOKING FOR A NEW START Hi my name is Pepsi and I would love a new home. I have so much to offer and I am bursting with greetings for everyone who wants to meet me. I have recently come into care as my last owners were unable to care for me. I am very loving and adore company nearly as much as going for my...Read more


INDIAIndia has just come into our care from the stray pound where her time was up. She is a GSD X Collie of about 18 months of age. She loves going in the car, jumping straight in & then settling down on the journey. She is a very loving and friendly girl...she can sit & gives a paw-you don't have to ask!!! She also lays on her back for a belly...Read more

Siberian Husky Male 'Gabriel'

Siberian Husky Male 'Gabriel'Introducing the wonderful blue eyed boy Gabriel! Gabe is a rather large, approximately 13 month old Husky x Malamute, chipped, neutered and vaccinated, he is an all round good boy. Gabe is gentle, playful good with other dogs and people and would like an experienced sled dog home where he can get his feet under the table with some like minded...Read more

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Wanda is a very sweet female Crossbreed around 2 years old. She’s medium sized with a shiny black coat, dark brindle legs and...
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Bailey (Iceman) as he is nicknamed by his fosterers. Bailey is a Husky, he's a tall boy and approx 2 yrs old, hes been...
HI MY NAME IS MORRIS AND I AM A FRIENDLY LITTLE OLDER MAN. I am a new boy on the block at Netherlands Dog Rescue and I will be...


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