Pointers In Need is a UK-based, not-for-profit Pointer rescue organisation who rescues and rehomes (English) Pointers. It primarily concentrates on rescuing and rehoming Pointers from across the UK. It also supports the rescue and rehoming of Pointers from overseas. All of its staff and supporters are volunteers who give their time freely. Every penny raised goes towards transforming the lives of unwanted or abandoned Pointers.


Pointers Urgently Needing Your Help

These are just a few of the latest Pointers who need your help. We have many more Pointers needing a new loving home.
You can see the full list here.

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PointerFest Huge Success

PointerFest 2017 was a huge success for Pointers ! The Pointers in Need (PIN) team, together with our beloved Pointers, were at Pointerfest 2017 on 29th July 2017 - along with many other Pointers and raised around £3000 in total (final amount to be...

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‘Wake Up, Alfred’ fundraiser!

David Ellwand and his wife Ruth from Old Barn Books, an independent publisher of books, is generously supporting Pointers In Need by donating profits from the sale of Pointer book 'Wake Up, Alfred!'. 'Wake up, Alfred!' by David Ellwand, is a delightful...

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New Pointer Safety Leaflet

Most dog lovers will agree that keeping their four-legged friends safe and well is their number one priority. For people living and working with rescued Pointers, this takes on extra significance when these sensitive, and sometimes traumatised animals arrive at our...

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How it began

Claire Stokes, Pointers in Need Co-founder, experienced rescuer and veteran of all things ‘Pointer’, is supported by a dedicated team of volunteers in the UK and Spain, all of whom share their lives with members of this wonderful breed.

Claire and her beloved Jazzie, the inspiration for Pointers in Need.

“When Jazzie bounded into my life more than a decade ago, he stole my heart with his graceful, gentle nature. His beautiful kind eyes shone with joy when he ran.

Jazzie was my introduction to the breed, and through him, to the plight of forgotten Pointers, the abused and abandoned, many of which have never known a kind word or loving touch.

Rescuing and rehoming these noble, proud animals is now my passion. Jazzie is my inspiration and the guiding light for Pointers in Need. He lived life to the full and it is our pledge to help Pointers that have had a poor start or a change in their circumstances, to find their forever home so that they can learn to love life too.”

Claire Stokes, Co-founder, Pointers in Need

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About us

Claire and Jan Britton decided to pool their knowledge and experience in rescuing and rehoming Pointers, both in the UK and abroad where hunting dogs are abandoned in their thousands in many countries.  The result is Pointers in Need, a new not-for-profit organisation supported by a carefully chosen team.

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bob-home-pageHello, I’m Bob

Bob is a little Pointer with a big personality. In 2014 he was picked up off the streets in Spain by a kind and compassionate couple. Seriously unwell and needing urgent medical treatment, he nearly didn’t make it….

Read more about Bob here….


Meet the team

Step into the world of Pointers and you’ll discover a global community who join together for the love of the breed. We’re all volunteers with jobs and dogs and we’re assisted by a network of dedicated helpers who give their time and expertise to save and support these deserving dogs.

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Our constitution

Our mission is to rescue and re-home (English) Pointers from the UK and abroad.  Read more >>


twistmotifalphaPlease take a look around our website. We have dogs available now for rehoming. You can help us in other ways too, including fostering a Pointer or by making a donation to Pointers in Need.  If you’d like more information or just to ‘talk Pointer’ please get in touch We’re a friendly bunch and we’d love to hear from you.

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