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Ramshaw Rescue Centre

Animal Charities, Dog Boarding Kennels

Nr. Bishop Auckland, County Durham
0797 112 8256 or 0777 765 6757

Ramshaw Rescue Centre is a non-profit making organisation. We rely on donations made to the centre, without which we could not operate. The animals we rescue consist mainly of: dogs, horses, donkeys and other farm animals. We have been known to rescue ducks, cats, chickens, rabbits, pigeons. In fact anything with a pulse, Kate Wilson will rescue, apart from children!

We boast 20 rescue kennels and an additional 14 newly built separate boarding kennels. Six loose boxes, puppy nurseries, hospital kennel and field shelters. There is Extensive (54 acres) grazing land surrounding the centre.


The centre works mainly with dogs and horses. Ramshaw Rescue Centre has rescued and rehoused more than 4,000 dogs and 80 horses, since its humble beginnings in 1995. Kate Wilson, former riding instructor and Darlington Dog Warden, founded the centre due to massive demand.


Ramshaw Boarding Kennels has 14 new purpose-built boarding kennels. Each kennel consists of a large sleeping area and plentiful sized run. The dogs are exercised regularly in the surrounding environs that consist of 54 acres of grassland, hedged and fenced (without barbed wire) in traditional manner. We also have two large, fenced play areas.

Ramshaw Boarding Kennels charges a realistic £4.25 fee per day (discount on multiple occupation), which covers all living expenses. Sleeping areas will be heated when necessary. Special diets and other individual requirements (i.e. Insulin injections, epileptic dogs, pregnant bitches etc.) catered for by arrangement.