We rescue unwanted


We believe that a temporary foster home is the best place for a dog to be cared for while waiting to be adopted. Our rescued dogs and pups are placed in foster care, in a secure home environment. Through our fosterers we really get to know our dogs and pups and learn which type of home they will be best suited to. So we can help adopters to find the right dog for them.


Find a loving home that will provide temporary shelter


Once the dogs have been cared for and are ready for adoption, we accept applications for them by suitable, pre-vetted owners.


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Here are some dogs currently
in foster awaiting their forever homes:

Everyone working with Dogs in Distress are volunteers and we do not have a facility with our dogs that can be visited. If you are interested in offering a loving permanent home to any of our dogs, please fill out our Adoption Form or contact us.

Kiwi 10mt old Retriever X

Gorgeous girl, she is now learning to be a puppy. Best with older children and a male doggie friend or as an only dog...More info

Kodie 6wk old Male Retriever X Puppy

Kodie is a fun, loveable and super sweet puppy. He also likes to play with the squeaky toys and the fox teddy!....More info

Foxi 2yr old Pom X

Foxi is a sweet gentle little girl. She has a lovely personality and is happy to greet everyone. Foxi gets on well with other dogs....More info

Meg 2yr old German Pointer

She was really scared in kennels but is now learning to trust her foster family and is feeling safe....More info

Frank 4mth old Puggle (Pug X Beagle)

This friendly puppy is Frank! He is super loveable!! He has such a bubbly personality. He is great with other dogs.....More info

Cole 2yr old Yorkie X

Gentle affectionate little boy...needs a doggie friend and someone at home at least part time....More info

Jake 6mth old Springer x

This lovely boy ideally needs a home with a doggie friend and someone at home at least part time....More info

Riggs 2yr old German Pointer

Riggs 2yr old German Pointer is a gentle, affectionate boy who will need an active home with another dog....More info

Pepsi 1yr old Terrier X female

This gorgeous little girl is delighted with life. She is a tiny little one who is friendly and playful....More info

Teddy 14mt old Yorkie

Best with older children and great with other dogs so will need a doggie friend in his forever home....More info

Lacey 1yr old English Pointer

This beautiful girl will need an active home with a doggie friend and older children. She is very lovely and super friendly!....More info

Hank 9mt old Lab

He is such a loving well behaved boy. All his behaviour is typical Lab puppy and with the right training he will thrive.....More info

Billie 4mt old Female Boxer x puppy

Billie is a sweet little girl who loves the company of other dogs and cats....More info

Bear 2yr old Boxer X

He is a big bouncy boy, great with other dogs and loves snuggling in the evening....More info

Ziggy 10mt old Springer Spaniel

He is a happy boy, full of life and fun. He is such a gentle friendly boy....More info

Cory 9yr old Bischon & Chloe 4yr old Yorkie

Cory 9yr old Bischon & Chloe 4yr old Yorkie are under vet care....More info

Polly 4yr old Collie X

Great fun loving girl...loves everyone, must have a doggie friend and older children as she has not lived with children....More info

Barney 8mth old Terrier X Puppy

He is a very placid boy who is friendly and full of fun. He is housetrained and sleeps all night....More info

Kassi 6wk old Retriever X female puppy

He is a very placid boy who is friendly and full of fun. He is housetrained and sleeps all night....More info

Mac 2yr old Terrier X

He loves exploring new smells as part of his daily walk with Hollie our springador. He would love a forever home with a doggie friend and his own basket....More info

Bonnie 7 mth old Lab x Rottie

Bonnie is doing really great, she's a super dog, funny and friendly, fully house trained and loved by everyone who meets her....More info

Dixie 8wk old Lab x Jrt.

Gorgeous little girl enjoying time with her foster brother. Best with older children and must be homed with another dog....More info

Enzo 2yr old Jrt.

Enzo 2yr old Pom x....More info

Reggie 12mth old GSD X

Reggie 12mth old GSD X....More info

Mika 2yr old Pointer X

Mika 2yr old Pointer X....More info

Sam 2 yr old Jug

Sam is great with other dogs, in the car and on the lead. He really is very cute and will need an active home....More info

Maggie 8 yrs old

Maggie is such a delightful dog. 8 years old and still really lively and full of fun....More info

Jessie 4 yr old Lab

She is easy going and super smart and loving. She is getting on great with our dog, Darcy, and with the two cats.....More info

Jedi 1yr old Terrier X

Jedi is slowly learning that humans can be kind. She is still unsure but with time and love she will learn to love and trust again.....More info

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