Our Mission: "To accept, care for, and find​ homes for unwanted, lost, and stray dogs".
Dogs of the Month 
Could you give them a loving home by adopting or fostering?

Riley came to us because the family he belonged to didn't have enough time for him. Initially when you meet Riley he is a little timid, but that only lasts moments because it soon becomes very clear how much he loves people and just loves your company.
Riley is very young and is playful and energetic and just a real bundle of fun with a cracking little personality. He will soon put a smile on anyone's face.  As soon as he has the opportunity, Riley is up on your lap and giving you kisses. Once he has run off a little steam Riley will give you his attention and sit nicely. While Riley has been with us he has been very well behaved in a crate. We think Riley could be homed with children 5+ and with cats and dogs. But all dogs have to meet to see how they get on.
Ellie is an incredibly  striking looking young girl with Tri colour markings and semi long haired fur.
Ellie is currently in foster care with two male dogs who she gets on very well with and they play for long periods of time, which is just a joy to see. 
When out walking Ellie doesn't appear particularly interested in cats unlike her two male companions who would like to chase them.
Ellie is still very young and in her foster home she is active and very fun loving. Ellie's foster carer has a  young grandson and they both get on really well. Ellie has a wonderful friendly gentle nature and walks nicely on the lead.
Ellie could be homed with another dog pending a meeting and with children 5+
Eric is a lovely friendly energetic little chap despite the fact he was found straying. He was a little quiet at first but now he's got to know us (which wasn't long) there's no stopping him. He is just a real bundle of fun and a joy to be with. He loves to play with us and does lots of the puppy bowing and bouncing around, which is lovely to see. Eric loves to play with tennis balls and even though he's tiny, it doesn't stop him trying to get two in his mouth at the same time. We have found out after a lot of rain that Eric likes puddles  and insists on laying  spashing in them bless him. He loves a cuddle and a belly rub and is happy to be picked up and likes to sit on your lap. He travels well in the car and will settle in a crate.
We think Eric can be homed with another dog pending a meeting. Possibly not cats. And children 7/8 plus
Eric's Video 1               Eric's Video 2
Three Counties Dog Rescue has successfully re-homed over 6000 dogs and cats since its formation in 1971. All our animals are neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped before re-homing.
Before re-homing takes place we ensure that the dog or cat will be kept in suitable conditions. (See our FAQs in the Re-homing section).

A donation of £150 for dogs and £60 for cats is requested after a trial period.                        

We have to raise around £150,000 every year to keep going so donations in addition are welcome as are other one-off donations. We have a non destruction policy and never put down a healthy dog. However this means that we can incur large veterinary costs to maintain a dog's health while they await a new permanent home. As part of our non-destruction policy some elderly animals are kept in long term foster homes.

We are run entirely by voluntary and unpaid helpers.

Every penny raised goes directly to improving the lives of our dogs and cats.

Our costs are only kennelling and veterinary fees (with a small amount on advertising). None of the money raised goes on administration or salaries.

Other costs including travel, transport, telephone and website are met by our volunteers.



We only re-home our animals within an approximate 50 mile drive of our South Lincolnshire base








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