Animal Helpline Dog Rescue




why not give the gift of life & love to a rescue dog?


Registered charity number 1151287  Wansford Cambridgeshire

We rescue unwanted dogs and puppies, and rehome to new

loving homes.

Thousands of unwanted dogs, strays and pound dogs have found their way through our kennels during the 30 years we have

been rescuing dogs.

You are very welcome to visit our kennels by appointment 

Registered Charity  Number 1151287



Have you ever considered offering a Staffordshire Bull terrier a forever home. The answer maybe "no" it maybe "yes" but before you decide please see our




and reasons you may be surprised by for considering a Staffordshire Bull Terrier






Welcome to our website and we hope you find the perfect companion for youself. Before you start your search please do take a minute to read about our appeal to find loving new homes for some of our overlooked residents. At Animal Helpline we try to help any breed who needs our help space permitting, for this reason a majority of the dogs we do take into our care are the ones who may wait longer for a new home.

A large percentage of people looking to help a rescue dog will want a Spaniel a Labrador a small dog or a Collie type. The plain crossbreed the Staffordshire Bull terrier the large dog will all be bottom of most peoples list or not even make that list.

This appeal is a push for that dog, the one people will pass and not even give a second glance to, the one who if you saw a picture of you would quickly pass over, the one who may not have the looks but the nature that would just be perfect for you.


Would you take  A PEEK  at some of these dogs waiting patiently





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If you enjoy walking and have a passion for dogs come and join our dog walking club and get fit in the process.

We are looking for volunteers to walk our dogs, especially our large dogs during the week.






Alot of people are not able to adopt or volunteer but you can still make a dog's wish come true by sending a gift via our


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Thank you to Pets at Home and Pedigree for all their support and donations.





Our vet's bills are large and one recent operation needed was Rushko a older Lurcher who needed a full dental. If you feel that you would like to contribute to his care then Rushko would like to say a VERY BIG THANK YOU.




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Please meet three beautiful dogs looking for new separate forever homes. Ruby Lurcher, Tamara Lurcher and Sunshine the Jack Russell, all have been in our care some time now and all so deserve new forever homes. Ruby and Tamara would excel in a sight hound homes and for terrier lovers Sunshine is your gal.





One of our long termers Benji recently had a day out, to read Benji's account of his antic's please do






3 years ago a puppy Staffordshire Bull terrier, skinny, scared arrived into our care, he would hide at the back of his kennel and bark at anyone who would come near him. Ferry found a home with a lady who looked beyond all that and just recently she and Ferry (now named Whiskey) moved to Canada. For a wonderful video of Whiskey's new life in Canada please watch his video below. Staffordshire Bull terriers make fantastic companions and Whiskey has become a wonderful natured very happy boy.





Sunshine: Let us introduce you to this little poppet who arrived at AH gates April 2012 - 4 years ago ! This little one is a typical Jack Russell who loves her walks and enjoys all the smells . Sunshine will climb on your lap for cuddles & gives great kisses, she loves her treats. Here at the rescue Sunshine is often our ambassador for meeting & greeting our corporate groups & always makes them feel welcome with her Waggy tail.

When she first arrived at AH it was obvious that she had not been socialized with other dogs although as time has passed she will happily pass other dogs on lead . She would need to be re-homed as an only dog so that she gets all the TLC that this little girly deserves with a secure garden. Sunshine cannot mix with other dogs.

A little garden to run around in , a lap to lay her head and a kind hand is all that Sunshine would require to be in doggie heaven.

A petite sweetheart with a BIG heart !



What we are about


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Tamara arrived into our care from the pound and has been waiting some time for a new home for no reason we can understand. Good with people and other dogs. Tamara spent the day with her kennel mate with one of our volunteers and here is what he found about the two.


“ Took Tegan and Tamara home for the afternoon at the weekend to get to know them and what a delightful pair they are.  On the lead they walked nicely and whilst inquisitive about other dogs and people were easily controlled with no sign of aggression,  Taking them home they were a pleasure, curious about everything but polite with it, and even given the house to explore just wanted to try everything out with no problems when asked to “move on” or get off the sofa!  It doesn’t look like they have had any training but both responded to reward Tamara was a little slower and like some Lurchers wasn’t  keen on sitting, but was getting the hang of lying down for reward.  Both these dogs will be easy to train and it will be great fun doing so.  On to the highlight and we let them off the leash to run and oh boy did they fly round the garden, absolutely wonderful to watch!  They had a great time.  Their behaviour with us was as good as any rescue dog I’ve seen and they love being handled  - even my 80 year old mother who was visiting was taken by them.   A great afternoon with a lovely pair of dogs who will make great companions for someone!”  



Please meet Tarzanica who thought he had found his perfect permanent foster, but unfortunately circumstances have changed for his foster family and he urgently needs a new home. He is around 14 years old and a happy, healthy mixed breed dog. He can be an only pet, but likes other dogs and has no problem with cats. He's an ideal companion dog, and is happy snoozing in a warm bed most of the time. A nice dinner and some telly time on the sofa with his human complete the perfect day for him. If you can offer this lovely gent a place by your fire, please get in contact.

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Ruby is a beautiful female Lurcher black with white snow flecks in her coat, she is a very happy girl who loves everyone and is happy to greet everyone with a waggy tail and accept a fuss. Ruby loves going for a walk and does pull on the lead, she responds well to her handler and likes a treat. Ruby knows basic commands "sit" "paw" etc. but can get over excited when the treats are about and forget what she is supposed to be doing. She gets on with other dogs and is happy sharing her kennel with a male canine. Ruby is a smashing girl who would suit many

It is with the deepest sadness that we have to inform you, our supporters, of the passing away of Ros, our Rescue Founder. Ros's family and Volunteers are trying to slowly come to terms with the loss of our leader. Ros built up a team of dedicated Volunteers over the last 38 years and established the rescue as a Charity. These volunteers and our Charity Trustees are continuing to look after and rehome the dogs currently in our care, just as Ros would want us to do.

Ros was dedicated to saving dogs lives, her compassion was unbelievable, she would help any dog, animal or person in need. Heaven now has another Angel, rest in peace now Ros.  Please bear with us at this very difficult time.


Many of our supporters are asking about donations. Our Charity Trustees are discussing this with Ros's family. We ask that you please bear with us, we will let you know what Ros's family would like to do.