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Oakwood Dog Rescue

Oakwood Dog Rescue was set up by Gill Williams, founder of Oakwood Canine Services in 2009, initially to support clients who could no longer take care of their dogs for any reason. The Registered Charity has since grown, and now rescues dogs from across the UK and abroad. Based in Hull on Sutton Fields, near Kingswood, Gill is now assisted by a fantastic team who work tirelessly to take in, assess and re-home as many dogs as possible. 


We are unable to accept applications from families with children under 10 or cats. Any applications sent with cats and/or children under 10 will not be processed this also includes people who are expecting a child in the very near future.

We also cannot accept any donations at the centre due to a very high infection rate of coronavirus in our area.

Why adopt from Oakwood Dog Rescue?

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Kara - Adopted

Lifetime Support

We offer our adopters help and advice from day one, we are contactable over many different forms and strive to provide the best level of customer service possible. All of our adopters receive a 4 week support surveyl to assess how the dog is doing after adoption.

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Smokey - Adopted


During their stay, we aim to assess our with children, other dogs and cats - we try to cover as many bases as we can to help you find your perfect match!

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Bot - Adopted

Ready to go!

All of our dogs are fully vaccinated, microchipped, neutered and are kept up to date with flea and worming treatments.

Help us pay our vet biils!

We know with the current climate everyone is worried about their finances and trust us we hate asking for your help yet again but we simply cannot make these dogs wait for their treatment 


We have a massive vet bill  of £5000 to pay for 9 beautiful dogs:

- Breeze - the poor little girl had a big cut on her leg that needed veterinary attention, she needs an operation to remove her damaged eye and her teeth are in a very bad state too - we need to raise £1200 for her

-  Rolo - has a hernia that will cost £400 to repair

- Skater - needed to see a specialist to check his eye, thankfully no treatment is needed but we still need to pay £80 for the visit

- Cracker - has a hernia that will cost £400 to repair

- Wesley - has a hernia that will cost £400 to repair

- Lemmy - has a hernia that will cost £400 to repair

- Bobby - this young boy arrived at the centre blind and we needed to see if there was anything that could be done to give him his sight back, sadly there isn't but we still need to pay £400 for all the tests he had

- Brodie - poor boy had a horrendous ear infection and his bill alone is £800

- Hope - this beautiful lady has some mammary lumps that need to be remove, she needs £900


If you can spare even £1 to help us we would really appreciate it, with our bill being so high we might not be able to take in any more dogs temporarily as we simply cannot afford any more vet bills 

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Home for Yoshi

Yoshi arrived at the centre very scared of people, she didn't want to be anywhere near us and would run away whenever someone got close. The staff her worked very hard for the last 2 months in order to help Yoshi come out of her shell and she has made a lot of progress since. Yoshi is now starting to play with toys and will come up to take treats we put on the floor for her although she's not quite ready to take them out of our hand just yet. Yoshi has a long journey ahead of her, she will need a very patient adult only home with someone that is willing to give her as much time as she needs to finally start trusting again. Yoshi would prefer to be the only dog in the home and she does require 6ft fencing. Could you help her experience what it's like to have a home and a loving family for the first time in her life?

Help save the rescue!

Due the mounting concern over the coronovirus all of our fundraising collections have been cancelled and we are worried more may have to be cancelled in the near future as well. We rely heavily on getting out and about week on week appealing to the general public for donations simply so we can pay our bills! With this in mind we are very concerned about what will happen this month and next.... These dogs rely on us to look after them and we rely on all of you to keep the roof over their heads.

To keep the rescue running it costs us roughly £11k a month, this is due to costs with staff wages, rent, utilities, insurance etc.

We were hoping we wouldn't be so badly affected by all the madness where we had to resort to this, but if we don't make up for these losses we are going to end up in trouble. So for the love of all our rescue dogs that rely on us, please give what you can. No amount is to small. If every single one of our followers gave just 40p (!!) we would raise our monthly costs with a little wiggle room to boot! That's how little it takes to make a difference...40p....can we get all our followers on board?

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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.