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Please be aware that due to our exciting development project, there will be extremely limited parking at the centre from the 16th May to the 19th June. All visitors to the centre, for whatever reason, must pre-book an appointment to allow us to safely control traffic on site. For all enquires and to book an appointment, please contact our reception team by clicking here or calling 0208 950 0177 (option 2).

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.

If you are considering adopting an animal, click below for our adoption questionnaire: 
NAWT Hertfordshire Adoption

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 November, 2022
26th November, 2022

Contact Us

NAWT Hertfordshire
Tylers Way
WD25 8WT
Phone Number: 
0208 950 0177 (option 2)
Centre Manager: 
Jackie de Friez
Opening Times: 
1100 - 1600 every day except Tuesday (closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day)
For lost or stray dog information please go here.

Meet the Team

Jackie – Centre Manager

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

Dan – Operations Supervisor

Dan oversees all aspects of Centre Operations across reception, boarding, social media, commerce, maintenance, volunteers and general administration

Josie - Fundraising Officer

Josie is responsible for developing fundraising initiatives at the centre to ensure we can continue helping as many homeless and abandoned animals as possible. Josie maintains strong relationships with the centre's new and existing supporters, in order to help them achieve their charitable giving aims and regularly see the impact of their generosity.