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Giving working dogs a new start


Samsalin Dog Rescue has moved to North Yorkshire from East Yorkshire where it was originally started. Samsalin Dog Rescue is an independent non profit, making charity. The rescue started in approximately 1994 due to demand in the area for a specific working dog rescue. The name Samsalin derives from three dogs which the co-ordinators owned at the time of starting the rescue.

The Co-ordinators for Samsalin Dog Rescue are Steve and Caroline. Steve originally started the rescue and has a back ground in both working and show dogs and has worked closely with local Dog Wardens, Police, The Dogs Trust and the Kennel Club to help promote good dog ownership. Caroline also has experience of working dogs and works her own dogs and is a qualified training instructor and groomer. Together, they have a wealth of knowledge and experience of dogs which helps them to run the rescue.

Samsalin takes in working bred gundogs i.e. English Springer Spaniels, English Cocker Spaniels, Labradors and Hunt Point Retrieve Breeds. There are many reasons why a dog comes in to rescue some are because of death, divorce, moving abroad. Occasionally people buy a dog and then realise that a gundog does not suit their lifestyle as well as they thought it would. The dogs can be as young as 8 weeks and the oldest dog re-homed was 15 years.

Whilst in the care of Samsalin Dog Rescue, the dogs are assessed to determine their character and abilities. This then gives the rescue opportunity to match the dog with a suitable home. Samsalin Dog Rescue has a waiting list of people to re-home dogs. If you would like to be put on the waiting list please fill in the adoption form. If you need to re-home your dog please contact the rescue via the contacts page. Please remember to be honest in the reasons for re-homing your dog. By being honest with its faults, can the help the rescue understand it and appropriate training can be given whilst a suitable home is found.

Samsalin does not have set charges for rescue dogs and relies on the generosity of the new owner to help continue caring for the other rescue dogs.

Samsalin Dog Rescue Little Holtby North Yorks DL7 9LW Tel: 01609 748861 Email:


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