We List NI Dog Rescue and Placement Groups As Online Searches Increase 160%


Online searches for dog rescues in Northern Ireland broke all records this week.

Google reported that its search engine saw a 160% increase in the number of people seeking help, the majority for rehousing a dog and no doubt in some cases for care for their dog.

In Northern Ireland there are around 30 organizations and many more people and volunteers who help rescue, rehabilitate and relocate dogs.

Many dogs who come to the aid of such good souls are sick, others have had their minds or temperament broken by the manipulation or neglect of individuals without understanding, love or compassion for our loyal friends.

Every dog ​​has complex needs, and rescued and relocated dogs are no different. Thus, after weeks, sometimes months of rehabilitation and care given to them, organizations are careful who they entrust their responsibilities to a new home, not wanting to see them return to care again.

Dirty, scared and emaciated, the latest to arrive at Corran kennel this week. This is why rehabilitation and placement take time.

Also in the mix are other organizations such as the National transport for rescues Ireland, and the National home checks for Ireland rescuesd, both of which operate on the entire island. Over the past four years, the homecheck group has assisted a number of relocation partners with an incredible number of 6,000 inspections. On average 125 per month before the pandemic, with a few months to undertake to double that number, and each check-up carried out by trusted volunteers at their own pace.

Domino, 3, is available from Benvardin Kennels, Ballybogey, Co Antrim

And in Northern Ireland Animal Rescue Animal Welfare Only, is a private group set up to help rescue centers relocate animals in need of a new family, helping to shoulder some of the burden when rescue groups are overwhelmed. .

The Original NI + Ireland Animal Rescue Group says its mission is to give hope to the desperate, focusing on animals least likely to have another chance due to physical, emotional, behavioral or health issues. .

Today, dogs are at the heart of society on our island. They are an essential family member for those who offer only compassion and care, seeking to give dogs the life they deserve, whether they have been raised responsibly, abandoned for a multitude of reasons. or saved from a life or hell.

Jilly found a soft landing with a loving foster family to recover from the neglect she suffered

But unfortunately also, dogs are easy choices for greedy and criminals, dog fishermen and illegal breeders, dirty puppy breeders, traders, smugglers and thieves.

Today Northern Ireland has hundreds of dogs in need of a lifetime of love, some old, some only a few weeks in this world and yours can be waiting for you in one of these organizations. :


  • Dogs Trust Ballymena – 60 Teeshan Rd, Fairview, Ballymena BT43 5PN. 028 2565 2977
  • Antrim dog pound – 8 Marshallstown Mews, Carrickfergus BT38 9DE. 028 9335 1004
  • Mid Antrim Wildlife Sanctuary – Greystone Rd, Hurtletoot, Antrim BT41 2QN. 028 9446 3993
  • Benvardin Kennels – 28 Benvardin Rd, Derrykeighan, Ballymoney BT53 8AF. 07518 370478
  • Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary – 26 Crosskennan Ln, Ballynoe Rd, Antrim BT41 2QY. 028 9446 5384
  • Carrickfergus Dog Pound 60 Paisley Road, Carrickfergus, BT38 9AH. 028 9336 4699
  • Gundog Rescue and Rehoming.www.facebook.com/groups/GundogRescue


  • Cavaliers in Need NI – Cragiavon – www.facebook.com/CavaliersInNeed
  • Dog Control for Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon. www.facebook.com/dogcontrol4ABC


  • Lost and found animals North Down / Ards and vicinity / Rescue and placement. 07753 516515. Email: [email protected]
  • Almost Home Animal Rescue NI, 6 Grovehill Road, Moira. 0 7922 921852. Email: [email protected]
  • Assisi Animal Sanctuary, 1 Old Bangor Rd, Conlig. 028 9181 2622
  • Rescue of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier from Northern Ireland, Newtownards. 07563 368 589. Email: [email protected]
  • Paws and People, 166a Rathfriland Road Banbridge. Send an email to [email protected]
  • German Shepherd Rescue, Rehabilitation and Placement www.facebook.com/German-Shepherd-RRR-306314189466373/
  • Corran Kennels, 40 Tobercorran Road, Downpatrick, BT30 8HU. 07909 923760


  • Rainbow placement center. 4G Ballygudden Road, BT47 3AF Londonderry. 028 7181 2882
  • Pet FBI, 07512 280760
  • Friends of the rescue. Email: [email protected]
  • St Columb Animal Rescue and Placement 07539 347848


  • Bright Eyes Animal Sanctuary, Killymitten Road, Ballinamallard, Enniskillen BT94 2FW. 028 6638 8885


  • Tyrone Husky Rescure – 119 Mullybrannon Rd, Dungannon BT71 7ES. 07811 297561
  • Drumbonaway Kennels, 184 Coagh Road, Dungannon BT71 5LW. 028 8773 8861
  • Grovehill Animal Trust, 33 Aughnaglea Road, Omagh, United Kingdom, BT79 9NP. 028 8076 0482
  • Mid Ulster Dog Placement Center, 184 Coagh Road BT 71 5LW Stewartstown. 028 8773 8861. Send an email to [email protected]

Also check out:

  • The original NI + Ireland animal rescue group. www.facebook.com/groups/413287675485764
  • NI Pets www.facebook.com/groups/1502695273308995
  • All about Greyhounds Rehoming NI. www.facebook.com/GreyhoundSos
  • Rescue of Sophie’s dog www.sophiesdogrescue.com/
  • Rottweiler Rescue – IRL @RottweilerrescueIreland
  • Animal Connexions email: [email protected]

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