Important Notice

Unfortunately we have suspected Kennel Cough here at the centre.
This means that we are unable to take in or rehome any dogs at the moment as we don’t want to risk any more dogs catching it.
It has also affected our volunteer numbers so our Animal Care Team are even busier than usual. If you have applied to adopt an animal from us please bear with us if it takes us a while to get back to you, we will be in touch as soon as possible.
Many thanks for your continued support and fingers crossed all our dogs will be fit and well very soon.
We will keep you posted.

Many thanks

Your Support Helps Us Help Them

Calendars 2022

Please support our animals by buying one of our stunning calendars, they make fantastic stocking fillers. 

The calendar can be purchased from;

      • EAR’s shop in Penrith
      • Orton Scar Cafe
      • The Tourist Information Centre in Appleby
      • The Village Bakery, Melmerby
      • The Spar in Kirkby Stephen

Priced at £6.50

We Are Moving

Eden Animal Rescue is moving its shop in Penrith from Great Dockray to Devonshire Street having signed a lease on the former Carphone Warehouse premises and will open on 24th November.

Chair of Trustees, Chris Cheetham said “This is an important move for us. We have been at Great Dockray for 16 years and the shop and our volunteers have served us well. But we have in some respects been the victims of our success and the generosity of local people towards us. The supply of goods has overwhelmed the available storage in our shop and the existing premises have limited what we can display. It marks another stage in our growth from the original stall.

“We have been looking at moving to a bigger site for a little while and the shop in Devonshire Street meets our needs for more sales space and better behind the scenes facilities for storage and stock management. The shop represents our largest consistent source of income to support our work and therefore the opportunities the new premises offer are very important to our continued work. Our volunteers are enthusiastic about the change and working very hard to make the change on time.

“We look forward to welcoming our regular local customers and visitors in future to our improved site.

FOR MORE DETAILS CONTACT Chris Cheetham on 07826121511

24th November is the Day

Our shop will reopen on 24th November at 10:00 a.m.
at its new location of 3 Devonshire Street, Penrith.

Please come and visit us for all our usual offerings in a bigger and better home.
We look forward to welcoming you.

Also on 1st, 11th,15th,18th and 22nd December we will have
a Christmas pop-up shop at the shop in Great Dockray.
Open from 10:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Serving the Eden Valley for 25 Years

There is a fantastic extra prize of a holiday worth £500 up for grabs for anyone that enters, can it read:.

Please support Eden Animal Rescue by joining our Lottery, only £1 a week.

As well as a weekly cash prize there is the opportunity to win a fantastic Forest Holiday to the value of £500. Closing date for this offer is 31st October 2021.

Thank you for supporting the animals at Eden Animal Rescue

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Foster Cat For Adoption


Foster cat for adoption through Eden Animal Rescue. 

Can anyone give a loving home to this gorgeous boy? Boomerang has had an extremely difficult start in life and needs an understanding owner who can give him the love and attention he deserves. Due to his disrupted background he is a nervous cat and will need a lot of time, commitment and patience until he learns to trust. However once he feels relaxed he is a sweet and playful companion with lots to say! Boomerang needs an adult only home in a village or rural area. For details contact

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  • Entirely independent and proud to save animals other rescues refuse to help. We never turn down an animal in need. We are very proud of our non-destroy policy.
  • Actively seeks good homes for all animals in our care.
  • Rescues hundreds of dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets each year.
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Eden Animal Rescue Centre and charity shop are now open. The Centre is open by appointment only.


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Eden Animal Rescue depends on support from our wonderful members. Join us now



Not in a position to adopt an animal? Sponsor an animal from as little as £15 year.




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the animals we care for

We have many animals, all with their own personalities and needs, but all with one hope… that they can be the next one to find their new home. Providing them with this chance is quite simply the best way we can help them.
It can be just as good for you as it is for them! That’s not to say it might not take some work (and likely a lot of patience!) as all involved adjust, but we are sure you can already imagine the rewards when everyone has settled in together.
If you think you might be able to offer one of our animals a forever home, you have already taken your first step by looking at our webpage. Your next step is to contact us. Our Rescue Centre at Moorlands Head Farm is open 6 days a week by appointment 11:30am to 3pm (we are closed on Wednesdays for staff training – sorry!). We will ask you to fill out a questionnaire and if you decide to adopt an animal from us, once approved you will have a new friend for life. We may request a home visit after a few weeks.

sponsor an animal

Not in a position to adopt an animal? You can help by sponsoring an animal from as little as £15 year.
We never turn away an animal because of age or health problems and sponsorship helps to cover the cost of medication and food for those animals who are difficult to rehome.
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Eden Animal Rescue depends on support from our wonderful members
If you join us you’ll be helping to save and rehome hundreds of animals each year.
We are proud to be a non-destroy rescue and save animals with medical or behavioural issues that others turn away. Your support helps us to help them.
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Support us while you shop

If you shop online with Amazon please use and select Eden Animal Rescue as your supported charity. Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisation of your choice so you can help raise funds at no cost to yourself!

Amazon Wish List

Did you know you can support Eden Animal Rescue by donating items from our Amazon Wishlist? Click here to browse the items we’d love for the animals in our care. Thank you.
Remember to use and select Eden Animal Rescue as your chosen charity to generate extra donations for us!

Where your donations go

The true cost of homelessness…
It costs £17,000 per month to run Eden Animal Rescue.
Without you, who would care?
Plus a balanced diet and a warm pen to keep our residents as healthy and happy as possible until they find their special human to rescue them.
Remember we are proud to be a non-destroy rescue and save animals others turn away.
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Contacting us: you can get in touch by telephone, email, or via Facebook. We are a very busy rescue so we may not be able to answer the telephone straight away if we are caring for the animals, please leave a message and your phone number and we will return your call as soon as possible. 

Emails and Facebook messages will be answered as soon as possible during office hours (9:00am – 5:00pm). Thank you for your understanding.


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