Charney Rescue and Sanctuary

Rescuing dogs from harsh conditions in Romania to live happy lives in the UK

our mission

live love adopt

Live Love Adopt is at the heart of our mission.

Our rescue dogs have been saved from the harsh conditions of public shelters in Romania.

The dogs were rescued from ‘kill’ shelters or were destined to a life in overcrowded shelters with little or no hope of being adopted.

Love is what they need to heal the pain and fear of their previous lives and adoption is our dream for our dogs so they can enjoy a happy life in the UK.

For the dogs we have in our care that have been traumatised by their experiences and their fear of humans is to great to be rehomed, we provide lifelong sanctuary in an environment where they have freedom, love and safety for the rest of their lives. 

charney rescue and sanctuary

Sanctuary Dogs

We have oer 20 dogs here at Charney Rescue that are too traumatised by their previous experiences to be adopted into a home environment. 

Some of these dogs in time, we hope may adapt and learn to trust people. For others this may never be possible. 

Our mission for our sanctuary dogs is to give them a forever home without the pressure of human contact. Our sanctuary dogs dictate the amount of interaction they want to have with us and therefore have attention and fuss when they want it. 

We provide the dogs with freedom and space to play, a kennel free environment with doggy companions, a clean living space, warmth, comfort, good food and above all safety.

Meet our dogs currently available for adoption 

How you can support our rescue and sanctuary dogs


Become a ‘Charney Sanctuary Friend’. The sanctuary relies totally on the funds raised by adoptions and fundraising to keep the dogs fed, warm and cared for. The monthly cost for dog food alone is substantial for so many dogs. 

You can make a one off or regular monthly donation using the Paypal button on the Charney Sanctuary Dogs page. Or if you would prefer to donate via bank transfer then Contact us for bank account details. 

Any amount donated will help us to keep the sanctuary going and is very gratefully received by us and the sanctuary dogs. 

We are also happy to receive donations of towels, blankets, fleece dog bedding, leads, collars, toys and food. 

Unfortunately we cannot use duvets or pillows as the dogs love to destroy them!!