Who We Are

We are a breed specific dog rescue charity approved by the Kennel Club who work in partnership with the Spanish Water Dog Club.  We are registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales. Our Registerd Charity Number is 1207011.

We are run by a committee and supported by volunteers all over the UK. In addition to re-homing dogs in need, we also support and advise owners to enable them to build their relationship with the dog and prevent the need for re-homing where possible. 

A handful of love

Spanish Water Dogs are a working breed who have been in the UK since 1992. Originally they worked on Spanish farms in herding and guarding roles, and as natural swimmers also worked on trawlers collecting nets and protecting the catch.

Our Mission

To provide help and support for any Spanish Water Dog in the UK that needs us, and if needed, to do our best to find them permanent homes with responsible, loving families.

How you can help

Become a volunteer

We have a list of volunteers across the UK who we call on to undertake initial visits to dogs needing rehoming, home checks on potential new homes, and transporting dogs to their new home.

Fundraising events

Our fundraising sub-committee organise a number of fundraising events each year to fund on-going care for re-homed dogs and the costs of re-homing dogs.  Any ideas and suggestions are welcome.


Running a rescue organisation is expensive.  We commit to pay veterinary fees for dogs who are re-homed with known conditions.  Just one eye operation can cost over £4000.  All donations are most welcome.

Help us continue our work

Please consider volunteering, attending fundraising events or donating to our funds.

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