About us

We are a group of dedicated dog lovers  that have worked in dog rescue for many years, we have worked with other rescues in the past,  but in 2017 we got the opportunity to start our own dog rescue.  Our mission is to help, rescue and re-home as many dogs as possible that need our help. 

We are based in Oswaldtwistle and cover some of the East Lancashire area which includes the towns of Accrington, Blackburn, Darwen, Rishton, Great Harwood and Chorley.

We also offer a lifetime  of support  to  help and  advise should it ever be needed.

Our rescue is also in memory of a very dedicated, passionate lady that helped us to help thousands of dogs get a second chance in life, this lady is Bernie Leigh.

 ‘Four Paws  Dog Rescue’
In loving memory of this Doggy guardian angel.

Our Mission statement is

"every dog deserves love"

“We will help as many dogs as we possibly can, our aim is to make life better for all dogs, especially the rescue dogs in our care, to help them get into the loving home they deserve, to educate people about dogs needs, welfare and training.”

Our dogs rely heavily on the continued support and generosity of our followers and supporters.

Many of the dogs we take in are from people who find they have to sign their pet over for many different reasons. If we have the space we will endeavour to help.

We have a microchipping and chip checking service.  We can scan your dog to make sure the chip is still where it should be and that the details are up to date. 

Sadly like most rescues, we have very high veterinary bills and kennelling care costs. Due to these ever-increasing costs we are constantly trying to raise funds.

Please take a look at our How You Can Help pages on the main menu to see all the ways that you can get involved and support our rescue.

How can you help?

Help us to help them

As part of our fundraising we  have an Amazon Wishlist where we have the items our dogs need the most. Such as collars, harnesses & leads to help  them  get recognised whilst out walking, toys to keep them entertained and bedding to keep them cosy.

We also have a Paypal account where you can send donations.

Click the button below to go to our donations page.

There is nothing more heart-warming than seeing one of our ‘fur babies’ going to his or her happy, loving new home with a happy ‘woof’ and wagging tail. 

But sadly, sometimes things do change.  They don’t settle or something goes wrong, but don’t panic!

Four Paws Dog Rescue will provide as much support as we possibly can and will advise on the next move.  

Just call or message us as soon as you can for an immediate response.  Please see details below, or visit our Contact Us page for details of how to get in touch.