Welcome to Dogs in Need

Dogs in Need is a registered charity that re-homes dogs no longer required by their present owners.

About the Charity

Operating largely in the Southern Counties, we seek to place unwanted dogs in suitable new homes, currently homing an average of 3 to 4 dogs per week. Dogs come to us in two ways. Their present owners choose to contact us because they no longer wish to keep their dog, typical causes being illness, emigration, marriage break-up, the dog’s behavioural problems (often because the owners work and leave the dog alone), allergies, and even the imminent arrival of a baby. We also take dogs from Pounds in areas with major stray problems, particularly Eire.

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Sandy Mallinson – Announcement

Sadly we have the news that Sandy Mallinson, Honorary President of Dogs in Need, has passed away.  She died peacefully at home with her son Matthew, devoted carer Janice and her much loved Jack Russell, Lily, by her side.

Dogs in Need was the inspiration of Sandy and Michael Mallinson who set up the charity over 40 years ago. Even though Sandy had retired as a Trustee of the charity in October 2022, she continued to take a keen interest and spoke with Debbie Spear most days to keep abreast of the current rescues.

Sandy was a great character and will be much missed by all of us at Dogs in Need.

Richard Powles
Chairman, Dogs in Need