Featured Dog

Lucaluca- romanian

Sex - Male

Age - 1-2 years

Breed - Romanian Cross

Size - Medium

History - Luca has come over from Romania where there are thousands of stray dogs living on the streets. He is one of the lucky few who got brought to England for the chance at a better life. Romanian dogs are often treated badly and so they learn early in life to be cautious of humans in their fight for survival.

Personality - Luca is slowly starting to come out of his shell. Once you win his affection he likes having his ears rubbed and is starting to play with toys. He's very wary of people and takes time to warm up. It's such a rewarding moment when he comes out to greet you and asks for a love.

A little message from Luca -

"I'm still very scared and frightened that something bad might happen to me, life was hard in Romania. I want a quiet home with a nice human I can learn to trust"

Specific Requirements - No dogs, may be able to live with cats, adult only home (16yrs+)

Adoption Fee - £200

Dogs We've Rehomed

1) Jessie - ADOPTED DECEMBER 2017

Sex - Female

Age - 2 years

Breed - Collie x

History - Jessie is a playful girl. She has been very friendly with IDR even though her short 2 years of life has been filled with the need to fight for survival and such sadness. 

2) Pippa - ADOPTED DECEMBER 2017

Sex - Female

Age - 4 years

Breed - Pek x

History - Pippa has had a hard time in her short life, she was taken off the streets by the dog catcher and put into the public shelter in July 2017. Pippa was rescued by IDR and brought to the UK where she is now settling in to her new home!

3) Dave - ADOPTED DECEMBER 2017

Sex - Male

Age - 2 years

Breed -  X Breed

History - Not much is known about Dave's history other than his life in a shelter in Romania. He is however a very friendly boy.


4) Ruby - ADOPTED DECEMBER 2017

Sex - Female

Age - 4 years

Breed - Lhasa apso

History - Ruby has come from a busy home that was too much for her. It became clear that she would be better off in a much quieter home.

5) Larry - ADOPTED DECEMBER 2017

Sex - Male

Age - 2 years

Breed - X Breed

History - Larry has had a rough time spending the last year in a public shelter in Romania. Despite this, he is a lovely friendly boy.

6) Rhubarb - ADOPTED DECEMBER 2017

Sex - Female

Age - 2 years

Breed - Small X Breed

History - Rhubarb was a street dog in Romania before being captured and taken to the awful conditions of a public shelter before being rescued by International Dog Rescue.

7) Sooty - ADOPTED DECEMBER 2017

Age - 9 Years Young

Sex - Male

Breed - Lhaso Apso x Shihtzu

Size - Small

History - Sooty came to us a few weeks back where he was in a bit of a pickle with himself. He had a few health issues that he is currently undergoing treatment for these issues as he had not seen a vet in 7+ years. He started off with us very nervous and upset being in the kennels. However, now he is pain free after his treatment he is a lot happier. 

1) Grina (Now Aria) 

2) Tica (Now Tish) - ADOPTED NOVEMBER 2017

History - Tica and Grina were both street dogs in Romania before being captured and condemned to a live in the public shelter. These 2 girls shared a small, dirty pen together for several years so we are really happy that they have been rehomed together!

3) Nora (Now Hope) - ADOPTED NOVEMBER 2017

Sex - Female

Age - 2 years

Breed - Beagle x

History - Nora arrived in the public shelter in July 2017 after being caught roaming the streets. She enjoys being fussed and played with and is now living the life of luxury in her forever home. 

4) Ginger - ADOPTED NOVEMBER 2017

Sex - Female

Age - 3 years

Breed - Pek x

History - This is Ginger she is a lovely playful girl who loves to have a fuss. Ginger was captured off the streets and taken to the public shelter in July 2017. Since being in the shelter she has developed a weepy eye, however luckily for Ginger IDR where there to help her and she is on her way to recovery.

5) Little Lennon - ADOPTED NOVEMBER 2017

Sex - Male

Age - 10 months

Breed - Spaniel x

History - Little Lennon is such a young dog and has had such a terrible start to life, Little Lennon was found on the streets fighting for survival. He was found by the dog catcher and taken to a public shelter in June 2017 where he was given just 90 days before he would be put on the kill list Little Lennon was very lucky and IDR spotted him. He is now settling in to his forever home enjoying lots of cuddles. 

6) Fudge (Now Leo) - ADOPTED NOVEMBER 2017

Sex - Male

Age - 5 years

Breed - Chihuahua x

History - This is Fudge. He's a small boy who hasn't had the best start in life due to the awful conditions on the streets and in the shelters. Fudge developed a poorly eye. Luckily for Fudge, IDR are now helping treat him and once he's in the UK he will be getting a health check by Oakwood vets too.

7) Duchess (Now Eadie) - ADOPTED NOVEMBER 2017

Sex - Female

Age - 2 years

Breed - Spaniel x

History - Duchess doesn't have a lot of history, she was found on streets and was caught by the dog catcher and taken to the public shelter in August 2017. She has been in the shelter since, IDR came across Duchess and arranged for her to leave the shelter and come to the UK. 

8) Jack - ADOPTED NOVEMBER 2017

Sex - Male

Breed - X breed


9) Marley - ADOPTED NOVEMBER 2017

Sex - Male

Breed - X Breed

History - Not much is known about Marley's history. Despite living in the awful conditions of the public shelter in Romania, he is a lovely chilled out boy. 

10) Margo - ADOPTED NOVEMBER 2017

Sex - Female

Age - 12 months

Breed - X breed

History - Margo is a loving and sweet girl once she gets to know you. She was found on the street with her littermates at 4 weeks old and taken to the awful life that is the public shelter in Tecuci along with her brother Jasper. Fortunately a private sponsor from the UK stepped in and saved her, but now she was stuck in Romania with no way out. Her conditions in the privte shelter were better than the public but by no means ideal. IDR came along and Margo has now found her forever home!

11) Nelly - ADOPTED NOVEMBER 2017

Sex - Female

Age - 12 months

Breed - X breed

History - Nelly was taken to a kill shelter as a very young pup where she caught distemper. We met her there in April this year. Once recovered, she was moved into a pen and the dog next door grabbed her through the fence and bit her nose off and both her ears. She was then taken to a private shelter to recover where she lived until being brought over to the UK by IDR.

12) George - ADOPTED NOVEMBER 2017

Breed - Lab x

History - George was found on the side of the road after being hit by a car, soaking wet in minus 25 degree weather. Taken into a private shelter he met the same fate as Sally, a life in a 6ft square pen with a dirt floor for life, until IDR stepped in to save him. Doesn't he look happy now!

13) Cookie - ADOPTED NOVEMBER 2017

Sex - Female

Breed - Chihuahua

History - Believe it or not, Cookie was a street dog in Romania fighting for survival until she was captured and take to a public shelter. Just look at her now!

14) Sophie - ADOPTED NOVEMBER 2017

Sex - Female

Age - 3 years

Breed - Spaniel x

History - Not much is known about Sophie's history in Romania unfortunately. However Sophie is a sweet lovely girl. She is a little shy and doesn't like to be hassled by the other dogs.

15) Denzel - ADOPTED NOVEMBER 2017

Sex - Male

1.) Isla (Now Kyla) - ADOPTED OCTOBER 2017

Sex - Female

Breed - X Breed

History - Isla was a street dog in Tecuci before being captured and taken to a kill shelter. She only has one eye and was very withdrawn due to the fact she has no love and no health care. Isla arrived at Oakwood on the 12th October and was quickly adopted. As you can see, she has really landed on her paws!

2.) Sally - ADOPTED OCTOBER 2017

Sex - Female 

Breed - Carpathian Shepherd

History - Sally was found wandering the fields and was taken in by a local shelter in Tecuci. She has been living in a 6ft by 6ft pen for several years with her friend George. Sally arrived at Oakwood on the 12th October and was snapped up. She now has a lovely family with 3 brothers!

3) Prince - ADOPTED OCTOBER 2017

Sex - Male

Breed - Pomeranian x

4) Charlie - ADOPTED OCTOBER 2017

Sex - Male

Breed - Beagle

5) Tess - ADOPTED OCTOBER 2017

Sex - Female

Breed - X breed


2) Bailey - ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 2017

Sex - Male

Age - 5 Years Old

Breed - Westie

Size - Small

History - Bailey was bred by his owner and kept with his two siblings, in the garden for 6 years. His owners health has now deteriorated and they all need a new home.

3) Hope (Now Zara) - ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 2017

Age - 4years

Sex- Female

Breed - Romanian X breed 

History - Hope was a street dog in Romania before being put in a shelter. They often starve because there's no money to feed them, they get 3 meals a week if they're lucky. International Dog Rescue stepped in and helped to transport her to the UK where she has now found her forever home.

4) Bob (Now Bobby)- ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 2017

Sex - Male

Age - 7 Years Old

Breed - Bichon Frise

Size - Small

History - Bobs previous owners circumstances changed and he could no longer be cared for. He has Chronic Allergic Dermatitis, which means he needs to be on lifetime medication costing £35pm. He also needs fortnightly baths with a special shampoo.

5) Polly - ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 2017

Sex - Female

Age - 5 Years Old

Breed - Westie

Size - Small

History - Polly was bred by her owner and kept with her two siblings, in the garden for 5 years. Her owners health has now deteriorated and they all needed a new home.

6) Jacob - ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 2017

Age - 5 years

Sex - Male

Breed - Yorkie

Size - Small

History - Jacob came to us due to his owners ill health, he is a sweet guy who just wants attention.

7) Maisy - ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 2017

Sex - Female

Age - 5 Years Old

Breed - Westie

Size - Small

History - Maisy was bred by her owner and kept with her two siblings, in the garden for 5 years. Her owners health has now deteriorated and they all needed a new home.

8) Frank - Adopted September 2017

Age - 2 years

Sex - Male

Breed - Jack Russell

History - Frank came to us via a phone call from our vets as his owner had booked him in to be put to sleep for biting a family member. In situations like this we take the dogs and the owners donate us the PTS fee (in this case we are still waiting for the donation), we then assess the dog and see what we can do. Happily for Frank the story is a happy ending.

9) Ali (Now Willow) - Adopted September 2017

Age - 15 months

Sex- Female

Breed - Romanian X breed 

History - Ali was a street dog in Romania before being put in a shelter. They often starve because there's no money to feed them, they get 3 meals a week if they're lucky. International Dog Rescue stepped in and helped to transport her to the UK where her life is about to start!

10) Charlie - ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 2017

Sex - Male

Age - 3 Years Old

Breed - Beagle

History - Charlie originally arrived with us in June 2016 as his owner could no longer meet his needs. He was adopted quite quickly by a lovely family. And now a family illness to us has resulted in Charlie being returned to us a year later.

11) Adara - Adopted September 2017

Age - 4years

Sex- Female

Breed - Romanian X breed 

History - Adara was a street dog in Romania before being put in a shelter. They often starve because there's no money to feed them, they get 3 meals a week if they're lucky. International Dog Rescue stepped in and helped to transport her to the UK where she has now found her forever home.

12) Lola - Adopted September 2017

Age - 3Years

Sex- Female

Breed - Greyhound X Collie

History - Lola had been passed from pillar to post before she ended up with us, 4 homes in her short life, through no fault of her own. Luckily Oakwood got involved and found her her 5th and final home.

Sooty (was Keith) - Adopted August 2017

Age - 18 months

Sex- Male

Breed - Romanian X breed 

History - Keith was a street dog in Romania before being put in a shelter. They often starve because there's no money to feed them, they get 3 meals a week if they're lucky. International Dog Rescue stepped in and helped to transport him to the UK where he has found his forever home! 

DUKE (was Max) - Adopted August 2017

Age - 2 years

Sex - Male

Breed - Husky X

History - Max was handed into rescue because his previous owners said they could no longer afford to care for him after their relationship ended. Poor Max didn't understand why he lost his home.

BUKA - Adopted August 2017

Age - 3 Years Old (DOB: 07/12/13)

Breed - Siberian Husky

History - Buka arrived into rescue as a puppy and was adopted but he came back after his adopters abandoned him!

MOOSE - Adopted July 2017

Age - Approx 5 years 

Sex - Female

Breed - Romanian Shepherd

History - Moose was a street dog in Romania before being put in a shelter. They often starve because there's no money to feed them, they get 3 meals a week if they're lucky. International Dog Rescue stepped in and helped to transport her to the UK where she'll have a better chance at finding the home she deserves. When she arrived she didn't even have a name of her own, she was just a passport number!

FRANKIE - Adopted July 2017

Age - 4 years 

Sex - Male

Breed - Sprocker

History - Frankie's family had a change in working patterns and he was being left home alone. They handed him into rescue so he could find a family with more time for him.  

AMOS - Adopted July 2017

Age - 5 years 

Sex - Male

Breed - Romanian Shepherd

History - Amos had an accident in Romania that damaged his skull and left eye. Nobody seemed to want him and he was left chained up in a pen at a shelter for years. International Dog Rescue stepped in and helped to transport Amos to us in the UK where he'll have a better chance at finding the home he deserves.

OPIE - Adopted July 2017

Age - 7 months

Sex - Male

Breed - Spaniel

History - Opie's owner reported him to have some challenging behaviour they no longer felt able to handle. After careful assessment we recognised Opie was nervous and with plenty of encouragement he's now doing great!

JORJA - Adopted July 2017

Age - 1 year

Sex - Female

Breed - Mastiff X

History -  Jorja had a loving home but change of personal circumstances meant her owners could not meet Jorja's needs. She's a big, boisterous girl and so needed lots of extra attention and training from staff to her developing into a well rounded adult dog.

PATCH - Adopted July 2017

Age - 5 months

Sex - Male

Breed - Jack Russell

History - Patch was given up by his owner who was moving house and wasn't taking him along.

MILO (was Norman) - Adopted June 2017

Age - 18 months

Sex - Male

Breed - Shih Tzu

History - Due to a change in personal circumstances Milo was staying in kennels regularly. His family wanted to give him the chance to find a new home where he could be more settled.

MISTY - Adopted June 2017

Age - 3 years

Sex - Female

Breed - Pug

History - Misty came into rescue because she lived with some children who made her feel unsettled. She thought they were going to take her things so she had started to protect her food and belongings.

BUSTER - Adopted July 2017

Age - 8 months (D.O.B. 16/09/16)

Sex - Male

Breed - German Shepherd x Rottie

History - Buster was purchased by an older lady, she couldn't cope with his normal puppy behaviours and gave him away to someone else. That family didn't feel able to look after him either and gave him to us after 2 weeks. We are his 4th home in 4 months and we have no idea why, he's the sweetest little guy!

RUBY - Adopted April 2017

Age - 5 years old

Sex - Female

Breed - Shih Tzu

History - Ruby was handed in to rescue because she lived with children and didn't like them touching her things.

LADY - Adopted March 2017

Age - 2 years

Sex - Female

Breed - Spaniel X

History - Lady can be nervous and does not like children. She was unhappy living with them so her family gave her up for adoption.

THOR - Adopted March 2017

Age - 9 months (D.O.B. 27/05/16)

Sex - Male

Breed - Husky X

History - Thor was handed in by a lady who worked full time so was unable to give Thor the attention he needed.

DOUGAL - Adopted March 2017

Age - 7 months (D.O.B. 23/07/16)

Sex - Male

Breed - Pomeranian

History - Dougal was purchased by an older lady as a puppy. She did not feel able to appropriately care for Dougal. He'd never really been walked, nor did he have any idea about how to interact with strangers, children, dogs or other animals. He was left on his own quite alot.

MOLLY - Adopted March 2017

Age - 7 months (D.O.B. 25/07/16)

Sex - Female

Breed - Akita X

History - Molly grew up around other dogs and children. She'd had lots of socialisation and some basic training. Molly's owner realised they couldn't give her the exercise and stimulation she needed and so made the sad decision to give her up for adoption.

A little message from the family:  

"Molly is just the perfect dog, and has made our family jigsaw complete."  

ERNIE - Adopted Feb 2017

Age - 8 months

Sex - Male

Breed - Labrador

History - Ernie was handed into rescue because they didn't have time to care for him. He was not neutered and had no basic training but was very eager to learn.

ZAK - Adopted Feb 2017  

Age - 2 Years Old

Sex - Male

Breed - Collie X Kelpie

History - Zak originally came into rescue at 11 months old from a family who locked him in a room on his own as they couldn't cope with his energy levels. As a result he craves attention and is incredibly affectionate.


Zak's bandage is because of a cut to his paw. Nothing serious!

ALPHA - Adopted Jan 2017

Sex - Male

Age - Approx 4 Years Old

Breed - Siberian HuskySize - Large

History - Alpha was offered free to good home on an online selling site. He spent 2 years in rescue before the right family came along.

DAVE - Adopted Jan 2017

Age - Approx 2 Years Old

Sex - Male

Breed - Romanian Collie X

History - Dave was brought over to the uk from Romania as a puppy where he had been rescued from a "Kill shelter". He was distressed in a home with children and relinquished to rescue.

NOVA - Adopted Jan 2017

Age - 5 months

Sex - Female

Breed - Husky X

History - Found abandoned by the side of a very busy 60mph road with her two littermates. The puppies were not left with any food, water, shelter, they only had each

Luca - ADOPTED 2016

Age - 12 weeks

Sex - Male

Breed - Husky X

History - Found abandoned by the side of a very busy 60mph road with his two littermates. The puppies were not left with any food, water, shelter, they only had each other.

Bruce (was Toska) - ADOPTED 2016

Age - 12 weeks

Sex - Male

Breed - Husky X

History - Found abandoned by the side of a very busy 60mph road with my two littermates. The puppies were not left with any food, water, shelter, they only had each other.

Nancy (Was Xsara) - ADOPTED 2016

Age - 7 Years Old

Sex - Female

Breed - Old English Sheepdog

History - Zara was with her previous family from being a puppy. When her owners had a new baby, Zara struggled to cope with no longer being the sole focus of the family and her family werent able to continue to meet her needs, they made the difficult decision to rehome her.

Cooper - ADOPTED 2016

Age - 3 Years Old 

Sex - Male 

Breed - American Bulldog x Ridgeback x Mastiff 

History - Cooper was a puppy born at Oakwood rescue kennels. He was adopted out at 8 weeks and has lived a good life in a family home but unfortunatekly due to some personal circumstances they could no longer provide the time he deserves so made the hard decision to hand him back to us for us to find him another family home.

Tilly - ADOPTED 2016

Age - 3 Years Old 

Sex - Female 

Breed - Boxer 

History - Tilly was handed into the rescue due to the previous owner simply not having time for her due to work commitments.

A little message from the family:

"We adopted Tilly during summer 2016 and it's the best decision we've ever made! Our favourite thing about Tilly is her whole body wiggles when we walk through the door and her tail never stops wagging! Our favourite activity is to go on a nice long beach walk and throwing balls. We love her unconditionally and she lights up our lives."

Bobby - ADOPTED 2016

Sex - Male 

Age - 20 months 

Breed - Chihuahua X 

History - Bobby was handed in to us as he was struggling to live in a busy household with children and other dogs.



A little message from the family:

"Ever since Bobby arrived our house he has seemed so much happier. His lovely happy little face gives us something to look forward to seeing. Since we got him in November he achieved his first 'well behaved dog' rosette and continues to learn new tricks. We're looking forward to many happy years with Bobby by our side."

Bonnie- ADOPTED 2016

Sex- Female 

Age- 8 years

Breed- Bull mastiff x

History- Bonnie was handed in due to a change in circumstances, we were having trouble finding her a home due to her medical conditions which would mean ongoing costs. Thankfully due to our amazing supporters we were able to set up a fund to ensure that there would always be enough money to fund her medical care for her future owners. Shortly after this Bonnie found her forever home, just in time for christmas.

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