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Our first rescue and re-homing centre, the Watford site had previously been a commercial boarding facility since at least the 1930s, and during the Second World War was advertised as a safe place to evacuate your pets to from London to avoid the Blitz.

The four and a half acre site is still providing a place of safety and rehabilitation to more than 400 animals a year.

Our café is open from 11am – 3pm every day.

Our charity shop is open from 11am – 4pm every day.

We also offer pet boarding services for dogs and small animals, so that you can head off on holiday safe in the knowledge that your pet is enjoying their time away from home with experts in animal care.

Finally, if you are thinking of holding a private or corporate event in the area, take a look at our newly launched events centre, available to hire from just £40 for half a day.

Animals for Rehoming


1st December, 2021 to 24th December, 2021

Contact Us

NAWT Hertfordshire
Tylers Way
WD25 8WT
Phone Number: 
0208 950 0177 (option 2)
Centre Manager: 
Jackie de Friez
Opening Times: 
11am to 4pm every day
For lost or stray dog information please go here.

Meet the Team

NAWT Watford Centre Team
Jackie – Centre Manager

Jackie manages the day-to-day running of the NAWT Hertfordshire centre.

Dan – Fundraising Assistant

Dan is responsible for creating and organising all fundraising initiatives to raise money for the animals at the NAWT Hertfordshire centre.

Yasmin – Supervisor

Yasmin supervises the Animal Care Team at NAWT Hertfordshire, ensuring that every animal is designated a member of staff each day to be responsible for their care, training and exercise.