National Bedlington Rescue


Endorsed by the National Bedlington Terrier
Kennel Club Registered 1898 –



                                                                            Treasurer - Mrs P Garbutt . Leeds. LS12 5AZ. tel 0113 2631551.                                                                                                                                                                                       


                                                                  Contact  - Sheila Baldwin 01493 748981

                                           (East Anglia)  

                                                   National Bedlington Rescue Report 2020

Earlier this year I received an email asking if I could help with the rehoming of three bedlingtons aged 9, 11 and 13 years old.

I asked where the dogs were, the word Merseyside was the reply, I asked if they could be brought to the east side of the country, no reply.

Sometime later a had a call from a lady in Ormskirk, she had taken the three dogs in but was having problems as they chased her cat and tried to get at her children's rabbits.  We arranged for her to bring them to Grantham where I met her.

The younger dog had already been rehomed, so only two were handed over, the dog was quite overweight and the bitch slightly under weight.

Once home I checked their micro-chip numbers, discovered their dates of birth and also that I had the younger dog and not the 13 year old.  The dogs' chips were transferred into the name of the National Belington Rescue.

I had quite a list of potential owners, but most only wanted young dogs, The first choice did not work out but this was not the dog' fault, the second, after numerous emails and phone calls changed her mind.  There were several more tries before they found a forever home together in North Lincolnshire. 

This year I have been inundated with calls for either a rescue or a puppy.  Puppy prices seem to have gone through the roof, even up £3000.00 for a crossbreed.  I just wonder how many of these dogs will later end up in rescue or up for sale on Internet sites sadly we were not able to have our usual fundraising stalls, we are keeping finger crossed that things will start to get back to some form of normality in the New Year.

Thank you to anyone who has made a donation to our funds.                                                                                                   

  Sheila Baldwin                     





 A presentation was made by Mr Billy Fisher on behalf of The Bedlington Terrier North East   

         the sum of £275 money raised by Bedlington Terrier owners many thanks to all

The donation was handed to Mrs Sheila Baldwin rescue co-ordinator of the National Bedlington Rescue 



 Rescue Update

Earlier in the year we re-homed a 10 month old puppy bitch with a friend of a friend.

They have agreed to get her neutered when she is old enough.   pictures of  Bella


A couple of weeks ago we rehomed the 'two fatties'. 
They came in last July weighing 22.1 Kg 
and 17.5 Kg, they had been rehomed by Janette about eight years before but sadly their owner was found dead in his bed with the two dogs beside him, he was in his early fifties.

They were brought across the country by the family, then Pam and Ged Morton met them
and brought them to me in Lincolnshire and I took them home. 

They went to a couple in Hampshire whose family had shown and bred Bedlingtons in the fifties and sixties under the Juverna affix.  They now weigh 11.1 Kg and 10.4 Kg and have far more energy.


      Intro to the National Bedlington Terrier club rescue

Some committee members of the National Bedlington Terrier Club decided that there was a need for a breed rescue, a proposal was prepared and put to the committee and approval was granted for the rescue to start in December 2006.  The club made a donation to start it off and Alice Emsley agreed to be the Treasurer. 

Since then we have rescued and rehomed many dogs ranging from an eleven week old puppy to a twelve year old.  They all spent some time with one of us, were neutered, vet checked and socialised before being rehomed in the most suitable home for the dog.

All our dogs are rehomed on the condition that if the adopter is unable keep the dog for any reason they must return the dog to one of us.

We have held Companion Dog Shows to raise funds, held auctions at NBTC Shows, held a raffle, had a stall at National Terrier for several years and had a stall at car boots. 

We would like to thank everyone who has supported us with donations and items for sale.  We are very grateful for your support as every penny goes directly to help the dogs.


Sheila Baldwin                             






We have had a very busy 12 month period.  We have had four dogs from Dog Wardens, three were in poor condition, two had been kept in a kitchen and had mattered coats covered in faeces and soaked with urine,  they were very underweight and it took several months to get them into a fit enough condition for neutering.  They have been rehomed together with a very experienced bedlington owner.  Another was  a bitch who had  recently had a litter and also a very bad skin condition, she crept  along on her stomach but was very friendly especially to children, it took several months before she was fit to go to a new home.



                        Dinkie when he first came back in May

Last May the owner of one of our rescue dogs died suddenly so Dinkie came back to me, he was grossly overweight having been treated by her vet for heart problems.  Since coming back he has had no medication (my vet's instructions), lost 3.5 Kg and can now run but at thirteen he is staying here with our oldies.   I did have an offer of a home for him but Lucy who we had rehomed the previous year took  exception to him although her owners loved him.      





                                                                        Lucy peeking through the ivy in her garden 





Dinkie with friends at the National Microcar Rally September 2012


We had our youngest, an 11 week old puppy bitch in March.  We are very grateful to Shirley Davies and Lorraine for collecting and caring for her in Scotland, until Jacqui Hurley brought her down to meet me at Ferrybridge.  She was rehomed with a family who had one of our previous rescues and they have now had her neutered.

 Most of the other dogs coming through rescue have been older than seven and unlike last year we have had more dogs than bitches.

All dogs are neutered, if not already done, and vet checked before being rehomed. 






               Thanks again to all who have supported us, all help and donations are greatly appreciated.  Many thanks.


                   Sheila Baldwin










We shall be having our usual stall at National Terrier in April 2013 and have the following items for sale



Bedlington Mugs 

£ 5.00

Bedlington Coasters 

£ 2.99

Bedlington Thimbles £ 1.75

Bedlington Ring Clips £ 4.00

Bedlington Key Rings £ 2.99

Bedlington Spoon Rest £ 5.00

Leather whippet type collars in a selection of colours  £10.00

Please contact Sheila if you are interested in buying any of the above. Thanks.