Shrewsbury Centre

All the staff at Dogs Trust Shrewsbury would like to welcome you to our rehoming centre.

Dogs Trust Shrewsbury first opened 40 years ago and is one of the oldest of the Dogs Trust rehoming centres. It  was originally known as Dogs Trust Roden and after a recent, much-needed rebuild is now a state of the art, eco-friendly centre for our residents.

Our rehoming centre is set within 30 acres of land and we also have 7 free running compounds where every dog has time to spend stretching their legs in the sand and enjoying some time just playing with their four legged pals. With 76 kennels, our centre cares for 130 dogs at any one time, all different shapes, sizes and ages and all looking for forever homes with families who will give them plenty of TLC.

Our dedicated members of staff are always on hand to help to advise you on the best dog for you, so please pop down during our opening hours. .If you have any rehoming queries or want to know more about a particular dog, please call the centre on 01952 770225.



Minstrel came to us from another rescue kennels where he has been waiting for a new home for a couple of years now. Could you give him the home he desperately deserves? 

He has a typically cheeky staffy personality, going from 0-60 in a second. He has bundles of energy and can get himself over excited at times. New owners will need to continue his training and help keep him calm. 

Minstrel has previously been kenneled with another female staffy and he has met a few dogs since being with us. It is a slow introduction when he meets another dog as he can be quite intense but he does calm down once he's been out on a walk with them and he is very playful off the lead. New owners will need to continue this training once he's in a home.

Minstrel is looking for a home with someone who can keep up with his energy levels, previous staffy experience would help. He needs a home with older kids who can cope with his boisterous side.


To find out more about Minstrel or ask about rehoming them, please call us on 01952 770225 or drop in and visit during opening hours -no appointment necessary.




Sponsor a Dog

If you are unable to adopt a dog then why not think about sponsoring a four legged chum who will write to you throughout the year to let you know how they are doing and tell you about all the exciting things they have been getting up to. If you would like to sponsor one of Shrewsbury's sponsor dogs or see who lives at our other centre please visit


Alison Donald is our Education and Community Officer who visits schools throughout Shropshire and Staffordshire teaching the next generation of dog owners about responsible dog ownership. Alison is a qualified teacher who can plan fun, interactive and educational lessons/workshops that link to the national curriculum or to a specific topic. She is also available to conduct educational tours at our rehoming centre. If you would like to know more please Email Alison or call her on 01952 771405. You can also visit our website learnwithdogstrust for free teaching resources and to follow Alison’s blog.   


Do you ever wonder who would care for your dog should something happen to you?

Our Supporter Relations Officer, Lee Pogson, can let you know about our free Canine Care Card Scheme, to make sure your four-legged friend’s future is safe.  

She can also help with information about leaving a gift in your will or donating in memory of a loved one.

Lee is here to spread the word about the work we do at Dogs Trust.  She is very happy to come out and talk to groups or can arrange a tour and talk at the newly refurbished rehoming centre.

She also runs some local fundraising events for Dogs Trust Shrewsbury.

Contact Lee on 01952 771406 or email

For further information about the Supporter Relations Team at Dogs Trust click here.


Thank you

Many thanks to everyone who has helped keep Dogs Trust Shrewsbury going, and welcome to those of you who are new to Dogs Trust. We look forward to meeting you and helping more dogs find the forever homes they thoroughly deserve.

Also, a special huge thank you for all the very kind donations you bring to the centre. We are always very grateful for the treats and the tinned dog food we receive as well as the lovely toys for the dogs and all the beautiful cosy beds. We know the dogs can't say thank you but on their behalf we would love to say it for them. With each donation you all help towards making each dogs stay here just a little bit more enjoyable.

Address and Info:

Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre, Shrewsbury.
Roden Lane Farm

Open: 12:00 - 16:00

Closed: Wednesday (for staff training)

Late night opening every Thursday until 7.30pm 

Tel: 01952 770225

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