Sanctuary Animals

Some animals come to us with behavioural problems or medical issues that mean they would have difficulty adjusting to a new home. We also get elderly animals come to us that stay with us for life as the upheaval from rescue to a new home would be detrimental to their wellbeing. In these circumstances, the animals become sanctuary animals and will stay with us at the rescue for the rest of their lives. However if the correct home comes along then the some of the sanctuary animals will be homed, but we do not actively seek for homes for them

Furry Friends is strictly non destruct and we will only euthanise an animal if they are suffering and our vet agrees that the animal cannot be treated. Once we have taken an animal in, we will stick by it even if it has baggage, as we feel that every animal deserves a chance at happiness.

Because we rely on donations to continue our work, we are appealing for people to give £2 a month (or whatever they can afford) to help us with the upkeep of our sanctuary animals. The money will go directly on their care. If you are interested, please Contact Us for more information.


This is Teddy who is our exempt dog. Shortly before arriving into rescue he bit a stranger when she suddenly tried to kiss him in the face. This person reported him to the police and he was seized as a dangerous dog and taken to the status dogs unit. He […]


This is Buddy who was seen being beaten with a plank of wood round his head by his previous owner. Although it was reported, the police saw it as hearsay and couldn’t do anything about it. Shortly afterwards he was found straying and nobody claimed him. Buddy has extreme behavioural […]


Ben is a German Spitz who originally came into rescue because his owner had stroke and her daughter didn’t like him. Ben is a quiet dog who loves his walks and socialises well with dogs outside the home. Unfortunately due to a previous bad grooming experience (before coming here) where […]


This is Beau the Golden Retriever who arrived into rescue in August 2013. Beau’s appeal went out as he was sitting waiting to die through lethal injection. His owners had him since a puppy and claimed that he had always been a difficult dog. They then had a baby and […]


DOB – Feb – 2012   Hope is a Staffie x Whippet who has a condition called Pulmonary Stenosis. Although she still has a heart problem, a small miracle has happened! What was supposed to happen with the the condition was that as she grew, the narrowed artery was supposed […]