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How we help

Every year, Woodgreen's dedicated teams work to provide safe shelter, specialist care, and a brighter future for thousands of dogs, cats and small pets.

Ever since we first opened our doors in north London in 1924, we’ve been transforming pets’ lives – and through them, the lives of their owners.

What happens when a pet arrives at Woodgreen

Our top priority is the health of any animal brought into our care. We give them a thorough examination and treatment for any medical issues or injuries. For some, this means urgent life-saving surgery.

Some pets that come to us are very anxious or scared, or have other behavioural needs. This is where our behavioural and training specialists step in, alongside our most experienced animal carers and handlers, to help each pet get back on their paws.

Our teams work together to plan every pet’s care. This can include shelter, treatment, behavioural therapy and fostering – until they’re ready to find a new home.

We don’t want to keep any pet at our centre any longer than necessary, but we always make sure they’re ready before we start the rehoming process.

The difference we make for pets and their people

Caring for pets in need

Our rehoming centre in Godmanchester is purpose-built with pets in mind. We help dogs, cats, and a variety of small pets.


We take in abandoned pets and strays regardless of their needs, so some of our animals need a lot of time and care before they’re ready to find a new home.

Pet advice

We offer advice, support and training for pet owners. Whether you need advice on toilet training your dog, want to join a rabbit care workshop, or have a more complex question, we’re here to help.

We're here for pets like Emori

We couldn't give dogs like Emori the vital care, support and safety they need without the support of people like you. Will you give pets a miracle?


£30 could cover the cost of x-rays to make sure pets like Emori receive the right treatment.


£5 a month could pay for a pet's essential first vaccinations before they're rehomed.

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