East Midlands Dog Rescue is a group of volunteers who place abandoned and unwanted dogs in new homes. Among the many breeds regularly looking for new homes are often retired Greyhounds and Lurchers.

We are always in need of items on our Essential Shopping List, if you have any spare used clothes, washing powder, bleach, refuse bags, good quality dog food, then please let us know.

A minimum suggested donation for adopting one of our dogs is £95 to help towards the running of the rescue centre. This does not cover the costs of helping just one dog but at least enables us to continue our operation.
EMDR Charity shop opening times...Opens at 9:30 and closes at 4:30 except Wednesdays and Saturdays when it shuts at 13:30 and Fridays at 2:30pm, not open on Sundays.


Some kind people in Blaby are trying to find homes for some deserving dogs:-

If you would like to come and have a look and meet our residents, then the kennels are open every Sunday morning 10am - 1:00pm & Wednesday 10:00am - 12:00pm. All other times by appointment.



12 months




Alfred is a pedigree Beagle and a real live-wire. Alfred is at the rescue centre due only to a relationship breakdown. This lovely boy will enjoy living in a home with an active lifestyle. 

Alfred is comical and friendly with a great character. This young boy will make a great addition to one lucky family.  He will make a loving and loyal companion.

Really desperately seeking a home ... We have a few overlooked boys and girls needing a home who have been with us too long




IN EMDRs great new reception room the talented Emma Wilkinson has painted a tree of remembrance. This beautiful tree has leaves in full bloom with room to write in the name of a beloved pet who has crossed the rainbow bridge.

For a £5 donation your lost loved one can have their name beautifully written on a leaf and, if you wish, you can provide a photo and a few words and we'll put them on this website on the Gone but not Forgotten page.

We've lost four dear friends and they're all on the tree, it makes us smile to see them there :) 

Email garry.copeland@gmail.com with picture and words for Gone but not Forgotten page and send name and donation directly to EMDR.

22nd November updated needing a home. 

We are a small organisation with big hearts but a small number of volunteers.  We home check every potential forever home to make sure all will be well.  Also all the doggies we re-home are part of our extended family and we like nothing more than for them to come and visit us again after they’ve found their new homes. For these reasons we cannot re-home outside of a 25 mile radius of our centre, we hope you understand.


East Midlands Dog Rescue
Pingle Farm,Seine Lane
Enderby, Leicestershire LE19 4PD

Next to Hawgrip Nurseries.

Phone: Sandy McCluskey 0116 2864266 or Lynne Simpson 01455 845701

When contacting us please be patient, this organisation is run by a small number of volunteers who, as you can imagine, have many many things to do and will get back to you as soon as they can.


Please note: After the usual open morning of 13th December, the rescue centre will be closed to the public until Sunday 3rd January 2016 when it when it will reopen as normal.

Also our shop in Barwell will be closed from the 19th December and re-opening on the 4th January 2016.

We are collecting euros to send to the Argo animal sanctuary in Cyprus. If you have any lying around you don’t need let us have them and they’ll be put to good use.  Drop them at the rescue centre or at our shop.

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