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. 

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - COVID-19 UPDATE (Correct as of February 2021, we will update this when things change)

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 have also had to stop Dog Walkers and Volunteers from coming to help us during this time.

We also cannot accept any donations at the centre due to a very high infection rate of coronavirus in our area. We have no storage space to quarantine items left.

Why adopt from Oakwood Dog Rescue?

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Jude - 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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Yoshi - 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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Jack - Adopted

Ready to go!

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


Bobbie arrived at the centre completely traumatised by his past in Romania where he was likely mistreated and manhandled, for the first five days he was so scared he didn't even want to get out of his crate.

After hard work and lots of encouragement from the staff he's now starting to venture out outside and explore our fields a little.

Bobbie is still very scared and it's going to take some time and patience before he grows in confidence and his personality starts to blossom. Bobbie needs a patient adult only home where he's going to be allowed to do everything at his own pace, that's when we'll truely start to see his personality flourish. Because Bobbie is so scared he has not been tested with other dogs as of yet and is currently looking for a dog free home however this might change in the future when he becomes a little more confident.

Can you take a chance on a dog like Bobbie and show him that he doesn't need to be scared anymore?

Help us pay our vet bills!

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We have recently managed to save many dogs from their deaths in Romania. They all have a death date over there and helplessly wait in the kill shelter until their very sad day arrives.

We step in wherever possible and our aim is to save any and all of these dogs from dying needlessly.

It can be very expensive giving these dogs the treatments that they need whilst they wait for their date of transportation to the UK.

Whilst waiting for them to be brought to us they are treated from the likes of gardia, heart worm, skin conditions, flea and worming treatments, neutering and much much more.

Our latest bill has just come through at £3985.11

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.