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Arundawn Dog Rescue is based near Horsham, West Sussex.


We mainly focus on providing rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming for council pound strays from across the country who have served their obligatory 7 days and are facing euthanasia, through no fault of their own. We work with dog wardens, the police and other rescues to assess dogs in need and ensure that they find the right home for their temperament, energy levels and breed. We have built up a good reputation over many years now as a reliable and professional dog rehoming facility, with families adopting more than one Arundawn dog over time and many homed through recommendation. 


Arundawn was founded many years ago by Elaine Barter, the daughter of a veterinary surgeon and a bacteriologist. With this background and her exposure to animals needing help, Elaine began taking in stray and abandoned dogs when she was 19 years old.  Some have been severely abused. Some are looking for new homes due to changes in their owners circumstances, and some through total ignorance and neglect.


Arundawn also works with many families locally who have faced changes to personal circumstances - ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the dog both immediately and in the future.  In other cases, we have succeeded in providing valuable assistance and guidance for the animal to remain in their home where possible.

We have gained a name for helping many dogs most at risk, bull breeds in particular who suffer dreadfully through no fault of their own, although we offer help to all types and breeds!  The sheer scale of abandoned or relinquished dogs is a challenge Arundawn faces on a daily basis - there are never enough foster homes or kennels to house the number of dogs needing rescue.  We have a long standing relationship with one of the only Veterinary Practices in the area that recognises the importance of helping rescue dogs. Without their continued support we wouldn't be able to help as many dogs as we do.


All dogs are homed with an agreement that if, for any reason whatsoever, the dog needs to be homed in the future, they MUST be returned to Arundawn. Many dogs are in foster for us around the United Kingdom so please do not be put off by distance. All potential homes are thoroughly vetted and checked.


We ask for a nominal donation for the dogs that we rehome - this goes towards vet fees, in many cases castration and spaying and of course microchipping, worming, vaccinating and feeding etc.

Arundawn relies upon a network of volunteers, fosterer's, homechecker's and transport runs. Without the support of these people and the generosity of our sponsors we wouldn't be able to continue the work we do.

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