• Your support; finds forever homes...

    Your support; finds forever homes...

  • ...provides care, love, and understanding...

    ...provides care, love, and understanding...

  • ...gives hope to older, neglected animals...

    ...gives hope to older, neglected animals...

  • ... provides vet treatment to those in need...

    ... provides vet treatment to those in need...

  • ...finds happy foster and forever homes.

    ...finds happy foster and forever homes.

  • Visit us at Moorlands Head Farm.

    Visit us at Moorlands Head Farm.

Eden Animal Rescue (EAR) has been caring for animals since 1995.

  • 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.


Thank you for your support and patience at this challenging time. We are delighted to announce that we are reopening to the public from Monday 10 August. To keep staff, volunteers, and visitors safe this is by appointment only, and we have a new 3 step process to follow:

1: Access to the site is by appointment ONLY except in the most dire of emergencies to take in an animal and even then please ring the Centre before setting off.

2. If you are interested in adopting an animal please look at the animals on our website first. If you find a possible adoptee then ring the Centre and talk to a member of staff who will be able to give you more detail, including the level of interest in that animal. You will be sent a re-homing questionnaire, usually by e-mail, which you should complete and return to the Centre.

3. Once we have the form and have assessed it and the supporting information we will contact you to make an appointment for you to come and meet your prospective adoptee, as well as explaining our requirements for personal protection for your visit.

Other good news is that our shop in Penrith is open for business once more so even if you don't want an animal visiting our shop is a great way to help us. Sadly the restrictions and need to ensure we can operate with proper social distancing mean that the last big event of the year, our Open Day in September, will not be going ahead.

Thank you once again for your support and patience.

Click here for the full update from our Chair of Trustees

A Family Affair

Two year old cats Luna and Netty have been at the centre for some time now and are desperate to find a home. They are here with their mother, four year old Sasha. They are close, and quite shy but given time will make very loving pets. Luna and Netty love their food so that will be the way to their hearts!

Brothers Sam and Petey are 9 months old. They'd like a home together and although quite shy will come round in the right home.

Lovely Lurchers

Lurchers are often overlooked in rescues but they can make amazing pets. They're usually a cross between a sighthound and another breed like a collie or terrier so come in all shapes, sizes, colours, and coat types! They love their home comforts so cosy beds and plenty of sofa space will be required. Cuddles and food treats are likely to be high on their list of requirements too. They do need responsible owners with very secure gardens as these escape artists can jump, and run at speed, if something grabs their attention.


Zeus is a very friendly 11 year old boy but he can be nervous of strangers to start with. He has grown up with children of all ages. Zeus has never been off a lead and will not have any recall. Zeus likes to sleep on the sofa or in a bed as he loves company, he loves to sit in the sun and enjoys his walks 4 time a day.


Two year old Mitch has been with us nearly a year! He is looking for an adult only home with experienced owners who can keep up his training.

When Mitch first came to us he struggled with self-control in general, and around food he found it impossible!
Posted by Eden Animal Rescue on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Did you know...?

Kitten season is a very busy time for rescues across the country.
Find out how you can help...

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.

Animals like Badger and Roman, who are sadly carriers of CALICIVIRUS (FCV), a contagious virus that is one of the major causes of upper respiratory infections or cat flu. They are available for rehoming but need to find a home that will take them both and where they can be the only pets so will take longer to rehome. If you can help with sponsorship, or a home, for these lovely boys please contact the centre.

Visit our sponsorship page to find out more about sponsoring an animal and to download the sponsorship form.

Centre Opening Times


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.


Christmas is coming!

Our lovely new Christmas cards are in stock and are available from our charity shop in Great Dockray, Penrith. There are 4 lovely designs and at £3.50 for a pack of 10 they are a bargain.

Support us while you shop

If you shop online with Amazon please use smile.amazon.co.uk 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 smile.amazon.co.uk and select Eden Animal Rescue as your chosen charity to generate extra donations for us!


If you have any complete jigsaws Eden Animal Rescue's charity shop in Great Dockray Penrith would be very grateful for them. The shop is open from 10 - 4pm Monday to Friday and 10 to 1pm on Saturdays. Thank you.

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