About Us

Some of our re-homed dogs


In 2016 there are even more dogs needing loving homes. We will be running as many events as we can this year but we need volunteers to help at the events and donations of raffle and tombola prizes. If anyone thinks they have something to donate or some time to spare please contact Rosie on 07581324153.


About us

Ryedale Dog Rescue was formed in 2005 and became a register charity in January 2007. Originally set up to rehome abandoned and unwanted animals within the Ryedale area it soon became apparent that there were a large number of dogs in the East Riding of Yorkshire area and beyond facing the threat of unnecessary destruction and desperately needing our help.

From humble beginnings homing 12 dogs in the first year we now home approximately 80 dogs per year and in 2012 homed our 500th dog since we began.

Ryedale Dog Rescue is run entirely by volunteers who take no personal expenses from the charity. We raise all our own funds through Fun Dog Shows, Tombola’s, Car Boot Sales, Raffles, Bingo nights, Coffee Mornings, and many other events. All the proceeds go directly to saving the lives of abandoned and unwanted dogs and finding them new forever homes.

Welfare is of top priority to us and we pride ourselves on giving the dogs top quality veterinary care while they await their new homes in high quality kennels.

Following our Annual General Meeting in April 2012 we unanimously agreed to adopt a non destruction policy meaning no dog taken into our care would never be destroyed (other than on veterinary advice due to illness) and that we would implement a total neutering policy so all RDR dogs are either neutered while in our care or within six months of moving to their new homes dependant on age.

Some of our previous & current dogs are below. Click on Dogs for Adoption for more information on all our available dogs.