Barnsley and District Animal Welfare (BADAW) was formed early in 2008 and achieved registered charity status in February 2009. Our charity registration number is 1128029.

We rescue abandoned and unwanted dogs with the aim of finding them new, forever homes. Unless already seen by a vet, stray dogs normally receive a veterinary health check at Churchfield Veterinary Centre in Barnsley. They are treated against fleas & worms, are microchipped, vaccinated against common diseases and are neutered or come with a neutering voucher for use at our vets.

We never put an animal to sleep unless it is on veterinary advice. We are based in South Yorkshire but cover all parts of the country.  If you can’t see just what you are looking for then please keep checking our website as we never know what we will be getting in next. We do carry out checks before re-homing any animal. Please click on the “Adoption” tab to see our information on Adopting A Dog.

All our volunteers work free of charge and all donations go towards the care and treatment of our dogs.

BADAW is proud to be a charity partner with Pets at Home. If you shop at Pets at Home, please join their VIP club.  It’s free and you can also raise money for animal charities with each purchase.  We would be grateful if you would please nominate Barnsley & District Animal Welfare as your chosen charity.  Full details are on the Pets at Home website.

Wanting to adopt a dog?

Please click on the “Adoption” tab for details about our adoption process and other information you might find useful when considering giving a rescue dog a new forever home.


Members of BADAW give up their time free of charge so we can make full use of funds raised to help rescued animals. There are a number of ways you can help us by making a donation. The easiest is by Paypal. Simply click the Donate button below.

Other ways to donate include setting up a monthly standing order, using the Payroll Giving to Charity system if you are working or by using the Government’s Gift Aid scheme. For more information on these please see our donate page.

Here’s a new easy way to raise money for Barnsley & District Animal Welfare that does not involve parting with extra cash. has launched a new way to donate called “Give as you Live” Every search you make creates a donation for BADAW at no cost to you.  Use the Everyclick search button at the top of the page or use the flashing icon below and we get cash for every search made.  Any purchases you make from over 4000 stores (including eBay, Amazon, M&S, Debenhams etc) means we also get free funds from the retailers at no extra cost to you.  Use the flashing “Give your mouse a heart” icon or see our  donate page for further details. Discover the new way to give to Barnsley & District Animal Welfare. Give as you Live.

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Veterinary Services

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BADAW uses and recommends Churchfield Vets.  They have branches in Barnsley, Hemsworth, Penistone and Skelmanthorpe and can be contacted on 01226 733333.  Services offered, branch and contact details are available from their website here: Churchfield Vets

Accountancy Services

BADAW is pleased to be associated with and can recommend KL King Accountants.  Please telephone Karen King on 01977 253000 or visit the website here for details:

Temporary fosterers wanted

If you live in South Yorkshire or West Yorkshire and are willing to offer a temporary foster home for a dog, please get in touch with us by email or by phoning us on 01226 388764. We often use temporary fosterers to look after dogs that are unwell, recovering from operations or in need of a break from kennels. All food etc. will be provided

Raise money for us by taking out insurance or switching suppliers

Compare Gas, Electricity, Insurance (Car, Pet, Home, Van, Travel, or Bike) and Breakdown cover and raise money for BADAW when you take out a new policy. Just click on the icon below. Thank you.