Welcome To Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter
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Our cattery and kennels at
Benton North Farm offer private
boarding facilities
at competitive rates.
Please call in
or give us a ring on

(0191) 215 0435

All funds from boarding
help to care for the
unwanted animals
in our two shelters





You can now help us by Donating Online using the Help Button


Please view this short film about our work at our shelters

Newcastle Dog & Cat Shelter at Benton from newcastle dog & cat shelter on Vimeo.


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Newcastle Dog & Cat Shelter was established in 1896 and helps thousands of lost, unwanted, neglected, abused and abandoned animals every year.  Our objective is the promotion of kindness and prevention of cruelty to animals. 
We reunite lost animals with their owners and find loving new homes for those no longer wanted. We cover the whole of the North East from our two shelters within Newcastle, Claremont Road and Benton North Farm.  
From 01st May 2016, all arriving animals including stray dogs picked up by the dog wardens will be taken to our Claremont Road shelter.  If you have lost your pet, please call our Claremont Road Shelter on 0191 232 2878. 
You can reclaim your lost pet between
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm,
Saturday 8am - 3.45pm
Sunday 10am - 3.45pm.
If you are struggling to look after your dog or cat and feel it would be best to find a new home, please contact us and we will do our best to help.  Remember we are here to help the animals not to judge so please call us on 0191 232 2878.
Our experienced staff at Claremont Road will be carrying out behaviour training with the animals before they are rehomed as well as providing veterinary treatment and special care for animals who arrive injured or sick and also to vulnerable and abused animals.   
From 01st May, all animals looking for homes will be at our Benton North Farm Shelter. We are open to visitors 7 days a week and we are amending our opening hours to allow more time for people to visit.  Please check our homepage for opening hours. If you are thinking of introducing a new addition to your family, please come and visit and talk to our staff about which animal would suit your family and lifestyle.  Adopting an animal is a very rewarding experience and all of our animals are neutered, vaccinated and microchipped and come with 4 weeks’ free pet insurance and a free veterinary health check for peace of mind.
Our Benton North Farm shelter is also home to our resident horses, ponies, donkeys, pigs, sheep, goat and ex-battery chickens.
We have a team of dedicated staff who care for the animals on a daily basis and a team of volunteers who assist with dog walking, cat cuddling, fundraising and more.  Please see our vacancies page for current opportunities to join our team.

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