We remain open to unwanted and homeless pets 365 days a year, and Wood Green is currently open to the public by appointment only. We’re seeing more unwanted pets who need urgent surgery, or lengthy training and rehabilitation. Please support our work today.
Meet the stars of The Dog House
Four legs and two - meet the dogs we've helped at Wood Green, and the humans getting them back on their paws.
Say hello to the pets we help
Every one of our dogs came to Wood Green after someone could no longer look after them, or because they were found abandoned or stray. Big, small, pedigree or pooch, we’ll make sure they’re fit and well thanks to our onsite veterinary team and surgery. And if they’re shy, angry or scared, we’ll help them get used to people again and what life in a home feels and sounds like.
Only once we’re sure a pet is ready for another home will we start to find them a new family. Sometimes it’s love at first sight. Sometimes it takes a while. But we’re always here until we find a home for our guests.
Find out how we helped some of our more famous residents, and the humans who help them thrive – you might recognise all of them from episodes of The Dog House on Channel 4!
One-year-old lurcher Sonia came to Wood Green from a local vet in Cambridgeshire, after she was found abandoned in a car park suffering from a terrible leg injury. But with plenty of care and rest at Wood Green, she was soon back on all four paws.
Stray West Highland terrier Grant was left abandoned by the side of the road, and brought to Wood Green by a dog warden who found him. With time and patience, he regained his trust in humans and found his way into a loving new home.
Aara swapped DJ decks and the nightclub scene to fulfil her dream of working with animals. Today, she helps support pet owners in need of help and advice for their own fluffy friends.
Kali and Ollie
Inseparable husky siblings Kali and Ollie were used to a lot of attention and fuss, so when their owners had a baby, they became very unsettled. After some advice from us and some soul-searching, the huskies came to Wood Green.
French bulldog puppy Kevin arrived at Wood Green in an extremely vulnerable condition – tiny, frail, underweight and struggling with his balance. But with time, care and some extra veterinary help, he bounced back. And that paved the way for Kevin to find a new home on The Dog House.
Tiny (now Obi)
Tiny first came to Wood Green when his previous owner was moving into a nursing home. Arriving in a very anxious state, it was clear we needed to keep his world small to help him cope!
You might remember Chris from series one of The Dog House. As one of our Dog Rehomers and a Team Leader in our kennels, Chris meets almost every dog that we look after!
Bear came to Wood Green after an interested buyer spotted him for sale on Gumtree and was so appalled by his living conditions that they rescued him, reported the owners to the RSPCA, and contacted us for help.
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We're honoured to give Channel Four access to Wood Green to see the work our handlers, vets, specialists and volunteers do every day to give animals another chance at life. Explore more about our work and The Dog House.
Help us gives dogs like Dennis another chance
When Dennis arrived, he was in a terrible state with bald patches, itchy, cracked skin, and he was nervous of everyone. Over time, we helped him recover to heal his sores and feel comfortable with people again, and now he's happily rehomed! Every month we see dogs like Dennis, and your donations mean we're ready to help.
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