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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.

Come and visit and you’ll be sure of a warm welcome. 

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.

Animals for Rehoming


9th September, 2019 to 9th September, 2020
6th October, 2019
25th October, 2019 to 4th November, 2019
1st December, 2019
1st December, 2019 to 25th December, 2019

Contact Us

NAWT Hertfordshire
Tylers Way
WD25 8WT
Phone Number: 
0208 950 0177 (option 2)
Centre Manager: 
Jackie de Friez
Opening Times: 
1100 - 1600 (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years 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, and has the final say on all decisions made.

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.