Our Mission: "To accept, care for, and find​ homes for unwanted, lost, and stray dogs".

Three Counties recovery continues

Three Counties have been working hard to get things back to normal. The rehoming work continues with Oscar  becoming the 6000th rehoming.


Our portacabin will be our new base at the kennels.


Easter Sunday. The screwfix volunteers came to paint the portocabin. THANK YOU to all that helped. Xx
We will keep you up to date as work progresses and in the meantime thank all the wonderful people and organisations who have supported us.
You can still donate via the options on the website or by texting TCDR13 followed by an amount to 70070.
More pictures of the recovery can be found by clicking on Pictures
Dogs of the Month 
Could you give them a loving home by adopting or fostering?

Sammi _Lovely little Sammi has been with us a few years now , one of our long term residents and unfortunately she keeps getting over looked.
She was bought on a social media site on a whim. No interview no home check no cooling off period !She's extremely pretty and she has a glossy coat. Sammi is initially very excited and bouncy when she comes out but after a very good run and play time she will settle. She's a clever energetic girl.
We think she would really  benefit from agility classes and be top girl.
She just needs a chance to shine and be in a home where she gets the attention she needs.
Sammi is a very friendly girl and enjoys lots of fuss. She loves being groomed and  playing with toys and enjoys playing fetch.
Sammi's not keen on cats but could be homed with a male dog. A secure fenced garden as well for this inquisitive little girl., and children aged 12+
TinkerbellTinkerbell came to us because her owners had a child with special needs and they realized they couldn't give her the time she fully deserved.
She has a lovely sweet nature and when she came to us she was understandably a little nervous but as good as gold ! Tinkerbell is presently enjoying the company of 5 other dogs in her foster home so she's getting excellent socialization skills. So she could be homed with another dog pending meeting, and children a little older because she's still got a lot of growing to do.


Sadly Berite's devoted elderly owner died.
He's a very large dog but a real gentle giant. Incredibly faithful. A real gentleman.
He enjoys  loyally at sitting at your feet Despite Bertie's size and weight he can do an amazing HIGH FIVE !
He's just a big softy.
Due to Bertie's age he would be eligible for long term foster .
Veterinary costs would be covered
Homing would be with older children due to size And he would be better homed alone or with a bitch.
This sweet and very handsome. Banjo is very well behaved and sits nicely and gives his paw. When he came into our office he sat beautifully in our crate while we filled out the forms and we were told he enjoys sleeping in his crate with his toy. He's good with other dogs and he comes from a home were there wasn't any cats but when he's been out walking he hasn't appeared to react. Banjo is a beagle and will have a lot of energy so he'll need some good walks.He is super sweet ! 
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








The location of Dawsmere Kennels is shown below

(visits by appointment only)

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