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
Helene, Female circa aged 4-5 Years
Jay, Male circa aged 21 Months
Rudolph, Male circa aged 8 Years
Ulysses, Male circa aged 2.5 Years
Yaki, Male circa aged 8 Years
Coal, Female circa aged 1.5 Years
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Sparta's rehoming story.I am so glad that I found Pointers In Need when searching for a rescue pointer after my old pointer died. I was immediately drawn to Sparta - she was the sort of age that I was looking for and in the photos looked as if she needed...read more
Gentle Agiax's rehoming story.Hi everyone - AGIAX here! I just want to tell you about my family and my new life here in the UK. My family were REALLY sad until I arrived and the house felt incomplete. They hadn’t been dogless for over 20 years, you see,...read more
Sweet Skyla's rehoming story.Hello, my name is Skyla but I was formerly known as Amanda. I used to have to fend for myself on a mountain in Greece but couldn't find enough to eat and was very thin and always hungry. My mum and dad wanted to rescue a...read more
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.
“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
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.
Hello, 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….
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.
Our mission is to rescue and re-home (English) Pointers from the UK and abroad. Read more >>
Please 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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