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Hi, remember me? I’m Tilly and I was looking for a home earlier this year. Well, let me tell you, I’ve landed on my feet – or should I say my paws!

I’ve moved to the North West and I live with my new Dad. I’ve bonded with him and we are best mates. He took me camping to the Lake District and I loved every minute of it!

I’m a happy girl, and I’m living my best life now.


Hello, I’m Maggie and I’m a very happy puppy in the new home that NWESSR found for me!

My new owner describes me as a ‘bright little dog’ and they are teaching me lots of fun things to do 😊We play lots of games and I’m really good at the sniffing one. I’ve still got to master the art of loose-lead walking and not jumping up, which is very very difficult for a giddy puppy, but I’m trying my best and I know I’ll get there in the end! My Mum says I’m a ‘work in progress’, but I’m going to be worth it!

To apply to adopt a dog from NWESSR, please visit our website

Happy Advent from Hoover!

Happy Advent from Hoover!

  Its been a while since we updated you about Hoover, so it seemed appropriate for him to launch our brand new online NWESSR Advent Calendar!  Each day during December we will be posting a beautiful Christmas-themed photo of a NWESSR dog on our Facebook and Instagram pages, and Hoover and everyone at NWESSR would love you to join us along the way!

Many of you already know Hoover’s story but, if not, you can read below how it costs NWESSR around £6,500per year to provide his long-term care.  It’s just over a year since we asked for your help to ensure that we can keep him safe, as healthy as possible, and a happy boy.  Your response throughout the year has been amazing,and we are incredibly grateful for your support, thank you.

At 13 years old, Hoover’s starting to feel his age at times, and now suffers from arthritis, for which he has medication.  Although he is sometimes a little unsteady, he is still eager to go for his walks – both with kennel staff and two volunteer dog walkers and has enjoyed some lovely Autumn walks.

If you’d like to get into the Christmas spirit and send Hoover a little gift, then please click on the Donate button below.

This is Hoover’s story:

Hoover is a relatively healthy 13-year-old lad with a passion for life, country walks, and his own personal space.  Unfortunately, through no fault of his own, Hoover has been rehomed four times since we first met him 11 years ago!  

It isn’t fair on Hoover to keep uprooting him to try out new homes, so the decision has been made to let him stay in the kennels in Lancashire where he is very settled – enjoying his bracing daily walks, ball games and the very understanding staff there.

This is an unusual course of action for NWESSR but is definitely the best option for Hoover.  

However, this situation calls for much more funding than our regular rehomed dogs, and we are desperately looking for sponsors to help us cover the costs of his long-term care which is about £6,500 per year.

Keeping Hoover in kennels is not cheap: 

Kennel Cost


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This is a huge demand on our funds and we really need your help.

If only 150 people signed up for regular monthly donations of £4, this would cover his costs and you will know that you have helped Hoover live out his days safely.

To donate click on the DONATE BUTTON HERE
Thank you.



It’s rapidly approaching one year since we met and fell for Brodie. He is such a key member of our large pack including his extended cousins and I can honestly say that he is enjoying every moment of his life. He loves his numerous caravan holidays especially when water is involved, considering when we first got him he wouldn’t put both his front feet into our local reservoir at the same time. He has got out on the fells on numerous occasions. And he was also very proud of himself when he won his cup at the NWESSR event in June, well I was slightly more proud. Looking forward to another year of doggy activities.


“Hello, I’m Flora, and I’m a very lucky girl. I was adopted in August and now I have a Forever Family that love me 😍

Since I came to live in my new home, life has been wonderful. I have all sorts of toys and a big comfy bed to sleep on.  We go for lots of lovely walks and I’ve got new doggie friends to play with! I have everything a Springer could possibly want and I’m so very happy.”

If you think you could give a Springer a new home, please visit



Our calendars and cards are now available to purchase, featuring beautiful photos of dogs adopted from our charity

Calendars are A4 size with plenty of room to write your notes and Christmas Cards are 7 x 5 inches available in packs of 6 different designs

Calendars are £9.75 each and Pack of six cards £3.50 including postage and packing.

Place your orders now by clicking on this link –




When we posted the appeal for Mabel we thought she would be popular, but even so, we couldn’t have imagined how many people wanted to adopt her 😍 We were bowled over!

Fast forward three months and here she is, settled into her new home and enjoying daily adventures as you can see! Her family describe her as ‘good as gold and gentle with everyone’.

If you’d like to adopt a Springer from NWESSR, you’ll find more information about what we’re looking for here:


Hello everyone! I’m Molly and I’m here to tell you that I’m a very lucky girl indeed!

I needed a new home earlier this year and NWESSR helped me. I live with my new Dad and together we look after the countryside, which is a very important thing to do. I think my job is to test the mud and water and as you can see, I’m very good at that!

I know my Dad loves me because I heard him telling the lady from NWESSR that we are both very happy, and he wouldn’t swap me for the earth. Wow!

Thank you, lots of love, Molly 🥳😍🥳



Meet Basil the Biker!

This good-looking, outdoor-loving boy, is in need of a new home with someone as energetic as he is. Are you a fan of mountain-biking, running or any other fast-paced sport? If so, Basil will make a great exercise buddy and can keep up with you all the way, for miles every day!

Just two years old, Basil is currently living with our trainer undergoing rehabilitation, while the search is on for a suitable home. At only 11 months old, and going through an adolescent phase, Basil came into NWESSR’s care following a biting incident over resource guarding. He has made huge progress, responding exceptionally well to an outdoor exercise and training regime, both on and off the lead. He’s friendly to dogs he meets out on walks and has good recall.

So far the right home for Basil has evaded us. He needs a quiet home with one or two people, a cat-free environment and preferably as an only dog. He will benefit from space within the home, while he develops and matures into the great character he has all the potential to become.

Have you got what it takes to keep up with BASIL? If so, please complete a vetting form, mentioning BASIL in your application.