• 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.


Following the Government's decision to impose a new lockdown from 5th November we are very sorry to announce that our centre is closed to the general public.

That means that unfortunately it is not possible for anyone to visit the site to view any animal in our care. We will also only be admitting animals in an emergency but please phone us on 01931 716 114 before making a journey. We can discuss what arrangements need to be made with you and arrange a time and date for the handover.

Our Charity Shop in Penrith will also be closed and so PLEASE do not leave donations outside the shop as we understand that it may be considered fly-tipping and will be removed as waste! We will be reopening as soon as the current restrictions are lifted so please keep your donation until then, if at all possible.

Following information from the Cumbria Resilience Forum we have also decided to close our centre to volunteers at present. We know that our loyal and hard working volunteers will be disappointed by this decision but in light of the advice we do not wish to put them at risk of breaking any rules.

We hope that the lockdown will be lifted in line with Government statements on 2nd December and look forward to welcoming everybody back to our centre and shop then. In the meantime please follow the Government rules and above all stay safe.

If you'd like to support us during this difficult time please visit our Just Giving page.

Thank you so much for your understanding and for your ongoing support. If you do need to contact the centre please call 01931 716 114 and leave a message, our staff will get back to you as soon as possible but we have limited people on site and the priority must be looking after the animals in our care.

If you shop Amazon Black Friday Week deals from 20th - 30th November, you can do more than discover great deals: Simply shop at smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1117113-0 or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app, and AmazonSmile donates to Eden Animal Rescue at no extra cost to you!

Christmas Raffle

We're delighted to announce some amazing prizes for our Christmas raffle! Tickets will be on sale from the Eden Animal Rescue shop as soon as we are permitted to reopen (fingers crossed for 3 December!).

This stunning Christmas wreath by Marilyn Tinker is one of the prizes and we also have the following up for grabs: 4 x 4 off road driving experience; a £150 Marks & Spencer voucher; £100 cash; afternoon tea for 2 & bee keeper taster session; and a signed copy of Max the Miracle dog book. We'd like to thank all of our supporters for the prizes including Marilyn Tinkler, and Neville and Marie Howard who have donated two of the prizes.

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

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.


Spring Quiz Answers

Answers to Spring Quiz

1. High Cup Nick
2. Appleby Castle
3. Hadrian's Wall
4. Penrith Beacon
5. Striding Edge
6. Acorn Bank
7. Great Dun Fell
8. Shap Abbey
9. Brougham Castle
10. Kirkston Pass
11. Wild Boar Fell
12. Aira Force
13. Countess Pillar
14. Blencathra
15. River Eamont
16.Murton Pike
17. Orton Scar
18. Hallin Fell
19.Sunbiggin Tarn
20. Greystoke Forest
21. Rutter Falls
22. Cliburn Moss
23. Lowther Castle
24. Ullswater
25. Augill Castle
26. Whinfell Forest
27. Nunnery Walks
28. Haweswater
29. Greenside Mine
30. Dufton Pike
31. Stainmoor Common
32. River Eden

Pet Portraits

Lovely original pet portraits in watercolour and ink. A4 sized, £10 each. Perfect Christmas presents and all proceeds to Eden Animal Rescue. To order email a photo to pet.art4eden@gmail.com.

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!

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