About Us

St Francis Dogs Home

St Francis Dogs Home is a dog rescue and rehoming centre for dogs and puppies who are in need of their forever home. In the absence of their own loving family, the team at St Francis nurture and love each animal and strive to find each one a new and loving family. Rehoming dogs is the ultimate aim and our success rate is high.

St Francis Dogs Home was founded by Nancy Bates and a group of animal enthusiasts in 1955. At that time there were very few rescue and rehoming facilities, and the original founders wanted to stop unwanted and stray animals and being put to sleep when they could be happily rehomed.

With this in mind St Francis was founded on its existing site, and became a Charitable Trust in 1961. In 1999 the staff and trustees decided the efforts of St Francis were best directed towards dogs, and since then the centre has been rehoming up to 200 dogs every year.

We are always very grateful to all our supporters who have left us legacies, made donations, volunteered or supported us in other ways.

Nancy Bates founder of St Francis Dogs Home Newquay

Our Dogs

Dogs Looking for a Forever Home

We have plenty of dogs in our care who need a new, loving home. Find out more about them here!
Hungarian Viszla
GSD/lab/rottie