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  • Guinea pig at the NAWT Watford animal rehoming centre. Photo credit: Nick Ridley
  • Kitten held by volunteer at the NAWT Watford animal rehoming centre. Photo credit: Nick Ridley
  • Tara the dog at reception at the NAWT Watford animal rehoming centre. Photo credit: Matt Gregg
  • Open day public event held at the NAWT Watford animal rehoming centre

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. 

Animals for Rehoming


7th May, 2018
14th July, 2018
27th August, 2018
22nd October, 2018 to 11th November, 2018
1st November, 2018 to 25th December, 2018

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.

Stacey – Supervisor

Stacey 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.