Charity Number 1155298

“You can't buy love, but you can rescue it"

Welcome to Pendle Dogs in need

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Homechecks and Adoptions

Right now we have an unprecedented number of enquiries being made from people wishing to rehome a dog so we thought an update would be useful.
We still have waiting lists of people who were homechecked 12-18 months ago prior to lockdown. We have added to these lists with those people willing, able and suitable to foster. In addition we have homechecked others that have enquired about particular dogs but have missed out due to high demand.
The situation is that we still have no immediate plans to restart doing face to face homechecks where our volunteers enter your home. We realise infection rates are going down and certain things are starting to open but until we see things have settled down permanently over the next few months this isn’t something we are happy doing.
We are however doing virtual homechecks. These will only take place though for the specific dogs being posted on our Facebook and will not ever be for those speculatively looking for a dog. All our available dogs are posted on our facebook page and group.
When the posts for dogs needing foster or forever homes go on the page and group they will detail the criteria for that specific dog. If you read the post and consider you are a match for that dog then you will be asked to email us a few details about the kind of home you can offer.
If we feel you could be a match then you will be sent an online form to fill in. Once we have the form we may ask some questions to clarify details. If your house is rented we will need something in writing from your landlord.
If you are a successful applicant then one of the managers will ring you for a conversation about how we work and to discuss the dog.
Because each dog we post gets a huge number of enquiries sadly some people will be unsuccessful but they will then be added to our waiting list and able to apply for another suitable dog.
Sometimes a dog may be advertised a couple of times - that is because we won’t compromise on the sort of home each of our dogs need.
PLEASE do be aware that most of the dogs that have needed our help this year so far have not been easy dogs and we can’t see this changing any time soon. They are the larger breeds. They can’t be rehomed with other dogs or cats or children. They have seperation issues so can’t be left home alone. They have health issues and need frequent vet runs. They have trust issues and training needs. They need experienced homes who aren’t going to give up on them at the first problem. To us this is what rescue means - giving a lifeline to the most needy dogs that others may have not given a chance to.
A lot of people who contact us want to rehome small dogs, medium dogs, healthy dogs, friendly dogs, well trained dogs, cat friendly dogs, dog friendly dogs, child friendly dogs and puppies. Some people send us a long list of their requirements! Realistically these types of dogs just aren’t the dogs who are needing rescue help right now. We even have people telling us they want to rescue as its a cheap option :(.
We are delighted that so many people have realised that rescue is the best breed but need people to understand that rescue is not an easy option and it requires patience and understanding and commitment.
Please note - Our rehoming area covers BB postcodes only - this isn’t just during lockdown but is a strict rescue policy as it allows us to offer a high level of support for our dogs during the adoption process and afterwards.

Pendle Dogs is a small self funded registered charity rescue run by a small dedicated team of volunteers

Pendle Dogs in Need was founded in 2013 to help secure loving homes for dogs in need of help. We are a foster based rescue, all our dogs are placed into foster homes to be assessed prior to being posted as available.

We do not have a base where people can come to meet our dogs, all our dogs are in foster homes throughout the area. 

The first step towards getting a dog for us is to book a home check, this can be done by clicking on the fostering/adopting page and filling the online form in. 

We have no restrictions on ages of children, heights of fences, lack of gardens etc. All dogs and homes are carefully matched.

Our adoption fee is £175 for Dogs and £75 for Mogs. We ask for the same amount for all our dogs  and cats irrelevant of breed or age. 

All dogs are fully vet checked, vaccinated and neutered, we cover all costs for any vet care needed to make them well and ready for adoption.

We are a volunteer run rescue who only rehome our dogs and cats in our local areas. This is rescue policy and non negotiable. We know our limits and stick to them for the sake of our dogs and our small team of volunteers.

The area we cover.
(please note we do not cover BB4 Rossendale)

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How to Donate

Via Bank Account.

Pendle Dogs in Need

Sort code 01-02-20 

Account number 23624094 


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Pendle Dogs in Need


The Dogs Den

Greenfield Rd Colne Lancashire



(out of hours answer phone)


Emergency Numbers for any Dogs In need of our help.





The PDiN Hub is only open on Saturdays 10.30-3pm

At all other times the main building is used for Daycare and visitors cause too much disturbance.

Donations can be left at anytime in the main entrance.