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Welcome to Wallace Kennels Dog Rescue

A small family run rescue established since 1975 dedicated to helping stray and unwanted dogs in and around the Essex area.

About Us

Wallace Kennels is a small family run Dog Rescue with help from a team of dedicated volunteers without whom we could not function.
The kennels have been in operation for over 45 years. It was initially a thriving boarding kennels and cattery run by Vera Robinson who was awarded an MBE for her tireless work in 2006.  She sadly died in 2010 and her son Mark and daughter-in-law Dee have continued to run and renovate the kennels ever since.
Wallace Kennels are the stray dog pound for the Boroughs of Brentwood and Chelmsford and will occasionally take over-flow dogs from other areas as and when needed.  We also take in unwanted and abandoned dogs for rehabilitation and rehoming once ready from the general public - space permitting.
The kennels can accommodate up to 60 dogs at any one time but try to keep to more manageable numbers to ensure that all the dogs get the care and assistance they need and deserve.  We pride ourselves on getting to know our dogs and aim to find each and everyone that comes through our doors their forever home, however long that may take us.  

We do, in principle, have a non-destruct policy but sadly on very rare occasions, for a variety of reasons, it may not be possible to save someone - these decisions are taken jointly and with much sadness.
We are a non-profit rescue that rely solely on the goodwill and generosity of the public in order to stay open.  We are extremely grateful for any donations no matter how small - every single penny helps us to continue doing what we do, improve our facilities and stay open.

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For Adoption

We are looking for our Forever New Home 

Click on the photo for details about each dog.  All of these dogs and others available can be found on our Facebook page.

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Rehoming A Dog

All of our dogs are neutered/spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, flea'd and wormed. Full details will be given at time of adoption if anything else is needed.  A donation fee is required starting from £280-£350   (cash is preferred).  All dogs are supplied with a collar, lead and temporary name tag. We have many new items here - beds, bowls, toys which can be purchased for the cost of a donation to get you started.

For an application form - click the Get in Touch button


Please contact the kennels if you are able to offer your services as a dog walker. You must be 18+, a car driver as we are not on a bus route, confident around dogs of all sizes and able to get to the kennels for around 9/ 9.30am and stay for a couple of hours. Weekdays and regular attendance preferred. Thank you.


We always need clean towels, blankets and linen.  We also need washing liquid /pods and conditioner to keep everything clean. We do not take duvets, pillows or cushions.  Items can be dropped off at the kennels during opening hours.
To keep the kennels operational we appreciate monetary donations so if you can help please click on the button.  Thank you kindly.

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Please do not hesitate to contact us if you want to rehome a dog, volunteer or donate.

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you,.

Clapgate, Chivers Road, Stondon Massey, 

Brentwood, Essex, CM15 0LH

01277 821032

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Opening Hours

The kennel gates are open from 8.30am to 3pm for deliveries & drop offs only.

Viewing Hours strictly by Appointment 

Monday to Friday  9.30am - 2pm
Saturday to Sun    9.30am - 12noon

Bank Holidays - gates close at 1pm

Christmas Day - CLOSED

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