Oakwood Dog Rescue was founded in 2009 to help dogs find their forever homes.

We are based in Hull, East Yorkshire and specialise in rehoming ex-street dogs from overseas as well as UK dogs.

Our goal is ‘One Home Only’ – we do not operate on finding homes as fast as possible, instead we match our dogs to the best homes we can to ensure they stay in the home they have found.

Registered Charity Number: 1165221

Why adopt from Oakwood Dog Rescue?

Prepped and ready!

All of our dogs have been neutered, fleaed, wormed, fully vaccinated and microchipped! Our oversea dogs undergo extensive blood testing prior to arrival to the UK!


All of our dogs are assessed throughout their stay at the rescue. Our experienced staff work with our dogs to assess their suitability to children and dogs - in future we shall extend this to cats again!

5 weeks free insurance

To support our adopters we set up 5 weeks of free insurance with Agria! We require all our adopter to insure their dogs so that the dog has a back up if it is ever needed!

6 weeks free obedience training

Oakwood Canine Services provide all of our adopters with 6 weeks of free obedience training for our adopters to work on with the dog and help to create a special bond with them!

Free rehoming advice pack

We sent all our adopters and extensive and helpful guide on how to manage behaviours in the home and settle the dog into their new environment!

Lifetime support

We are there for our adopters from the day of adoption and for the lifetime of the dog. We pride ourselves in our aftercare support!

Help us save the rescue!

Back in May 2023 we posted an appeal to save our rescue. We managed to improve our situation short term but we are sad to say that unfortunately  that does not mean the rescue has been saved..

The peak summer events season has now ended which means our income will now decrease even further but we are approaching winter very quickly which means our utilities expenses will increase significantly over the winter months.

Signing up to donate £1 per month could save our rescue but the only way we can achieve this is if everyone comes together to help us

Sponsor Missy for as little as £1 a month!

Many of you will know and love our little epileptic girlie, Missy.

We have set up a sponsor scheme to help Missy receive lifetime treatment for her condition. She wants to say a big THANK YOU to her current sponsors and loves you all so much!

She is currently looking for some more sponsors to help to cover the remainder of her treatment cost.

We have set it up so you'll only have to part sponsor and this starts from as little as £1 a month. Missy needs lifetime sponsors to support her for her lifetime.

To all current and future sponsors - if you would like to receive Missy updates please send an email to: adoptions@oakwooddogrescue.co.uk with the subject: MISSY SPONSORSHIP so we can add you to her mailing list.

The entire team send a big thank you to all sponsors, we could not continue to do the work that we do without your help!

To sponsor Missy, please click the button below:

Can you help?

To continue running the rescue we depend entirely on donations and fundraisers.
Any donations are very much appreciated (even if it's just 50p).
You can use the 'donate' button to donate using PayPal.
Thank you for your support.