About Brysons Animal Shelter
We are a long established small independent charity with a knowledgeable team who will always try to match you with the most suitable companion for your situation.
Who Are We?
Brysons is Gateshead’s only animal Shelter re-homing cats, dogs and small animals. Our dedicated team of ten staff cater for our animals needs 24 hours per day and 365 days per year, thus ensuring they receive the best possible care in the time they are with us.
Our team are also here to offer a friendly and personal service, taking time to work with interested adopters to ensure our animals find their forever homes and adopters are correctly matched.
In an average year we can re-home over 150 dogs, over 200 cats and many small animals. All these animals will have been given the fresh start and loving home they so deserve, and as no-one ever knows what life may throw at them, our animals will always have a home with us if circumstances should change.
The Shelter was founded in 1947 by the late Bill and Marion Bryson to provide sanctuary and a home of rest to retired and ill-treated horses and ponies.
Over the years the Shelter expanded and Mr Bryson was able to purchase Barrington School (where the Shelter is now) and convert it to provide shelter for cats, dogs and smaller animals.
How We Help The Animals
Vet Check All Animals
Provide Any Medical Attention Required
Neuter & Vaccinate
Worm & De-Flea
Provide Care & Love
Find Suitable Homes
Our Dedicated Team
Most of our team have been with us for many years and could not imagine doing anything other than the job they do. Their job can be both mentally and physically very demanding, but does also reap huge rewards. This is not a job, it is a vocation and we love it.