Idlewild Animal Sanctuary – Providing a safe haven and rehoming centre for unwanted and abandoned animals
Idlewild Animal Sanctuary – Providing a safe haven and rehoming centre for unwanted and abandoned animals


All Dogs are assessed when they arrive at the Sanctuary so that we are in the best position to tell you as much about their personality, their likes and dislikes, their age, if they have been tested with other dogs, children or other pets and if they have any apparent health problems.

All our Dogs can come in for a number of different reasons. Some come directly from owners, some are abandoned, and some are strays. A full history is not always known about every Dog and we can only pass on the information that we do have. You should therefore be prepared to allow a period of adjustment for your new Dog when they arrive in your home. It is a big change to go from a Sanctuary into a home environment and depending on the dog and it prior experiences and socialization along with the home environment we feel at least a few weeks should be given for the dog to settle before you should expect the dog to fully settle down and relax in their new home.

We rehome our dogs to the following local areas LL18, LL19, LL26, LL27, LL28, LL29, LL30, LL31, LL32, LL33 and LL34 this is due to home checking resources. There on some occasions we can home check further afield, but this will depend on resources and the animals concerned. All home checks require that you do not live on or within 200 meters of a busy or main road. You have a secure fenced garden, that you have sufficient space for the new dog and that if you have other dogs, there is a suitable set up for a dog to have its own resources without any conflict within the home. If you live in rented accommodation you will be asked to obtain written permission from your landlord. We also will not rehome an animal close to where it was found/previously lived to avoid complications and unnecessary stress for the dog or new owners.


All our Dogs are neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and up to date with worming and de-fleaing before leaving the Sanctuary.
If you come to meet a Dog and would like to reserve, then we then require a non-refundable deposit of £20 to reserve a dog. Once we have this deposit, we will arrange a home check and if passed a further non-refundable donation of £180 is payable when you adopt the dog.

Adopting a rescue dog can be a fantastically rewarding experience and we always look forward to finding our dog the best forever home. Every new owner will sign an adoption contract when rehoming a dog and we offer lifelong back up so we are always on hand to offer follow up advice and if you do encounter any problems with your adoption then all dogs must be returned to the Sanctuary for the team to then place into a new home. No dogs under any circumstance can be sold or given away they must always be returned where we are in the best position for care for the dog and find a more suitable home.

There are currently no dogs for rehoming. Thank you.