How we help

Our vision is a world where all pets are well cared for in loving homes for life. To achieve this, we not only provide care for pets in need, but also help people be the best pet owners they can be.

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 Many of the pets who come to us have been abandoned and neglected, leaving them with serious medical conditions and complex behavioural issues. Others simply need a new home because their owners can't keep them anymore.

Whatever the reason for a pet coming to Wood Green, we provide the expert care they need – a second chance at happiness.

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What happens when a pet arrives at Wood Green

When any animal is brought into our care, our top priority is their health. We give them a thorough check and treatment for any medical issues or injuries. For some, this could mean urgent, life-saving surgery.

But this is just the start of their journey with us. We have the expertise to give each pet the support they need, both physically and emotionally, paving the way to their forever home.

Facilities

Our 43 acre site in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire is one of the largest rehoming centres in Europe. It can accommodate, exercise, and train up to 72 dogs, 123 cats, and over 200 small animals. In 2022, a new Cat Care Centre will open to provide even more capacity. In addition, a state of the art on-site veterinary surgery gives sick or injured pets the treatment they need, before finding them a loving home.

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Fostering

We have a passionate team of over 200 volunteer fosterers on hand to give temporary homes to our pets. For animals who are especially vulnerable or struggle with life at our centre, this extra comfort and undivided attention can do the world of good.

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Harry's story

Harry was brought to Wood Green on a bitterly cold December day, after being found abandoned in a heart-breaking condition. His leg was broken and causing him lots of pain. His skin was sore from infection and scabby from scratching. And he was shivering, as his fur was all but gone. Judging from his condition, he had probably been on his own for weeks. Since then, Harry's come a long way and today he's living his best life!

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Our services

Our dedicated teams work together to map out an individual plan for every pet’s care. From shelter and medical treatment to behaviour therapy and fostering. Whatever it takes to get them ready for their new home.

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How we rehome dogs

We’re committed to finding every pet in our care a home that meets their individual needs. If you’re considering whether to adopt a rescue dog from Wood Green, you will be under the expert guidance of our rehoming team.

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Giving Grant a chance

Stray West Highland terrier Grant was left abandoned by the side of the road, and brought to Wood Green. With time and patience, he regained his trust in humans and found his way into a loving new home.

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Online advice

Get expert support and guidance 24/7 with our library of pet advice articles.

Call us for advice

We offer free consultations with our behaviour experts.

Workshops and classes

Learn about caring for pets at one of our educational workshops, training classes or events.