Supporting our four-legged friends looking for forever homes
In additional to our long standing charity partnerships, we pick smaller charitable causes to support through our Happy Paws initiative. #RememberMeThursday, a day dedicated to sharing the importance of pet adoption is just around the corner, so this month we have decided to support 6 wonderful causes who all help dogs find their forever homes.
We'll be supporting all 6 causes this month but with donations ranging from 250 trays of food to a whole pallet, we'd like you to decide who gets what. Head over to our Facebook page to vote for a cause, the more votes a cause receives, the bigger the donation.
Bridgend Animal Rescue Centre
Bridgend Animal Rescue Centre is a small self funded family rescue in South Wales, they re-home around 150-200 dogs per year and have no criteria so take in anyone from the most healthy to the most extreme neglect cases.
They have a centre in a village called north cornelly, however have a database of over 100 fantastic foster carers that care for our animals while they are with them. They also offer a foster service for elderly people who need to go to hospital or those that are homeless so that they can access shelter or hospital treatment in the knowledge that their pet is safe and cared for and will be returned to them when they are in a position to take them back. Find out more here.
Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home
Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home is part of the fabric of the city, working in partnership with the Council and Police services, members of the public and wider community by welcoming lost, stray and abandoned pets from all corners of Edinburgh and the Lothians.
The organisation benefits from the skills and experience of their staff, comprised of long-serving kennel veterans and enthusiastic new talent. Their small team is united by the love and dedication towards the animals in their care, and the belief that any dog or cat that comes to the door, whatever the reason, should be safe, warm and well-fed.
Their success rate in reuniting lost dogs and cats with their owners is around 70%, meaning that happy endings are common at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home. When an owner cannot be found after seven days, their rehoming process kicks in. This is a structured programme that aims to make the best possible match between pet and human. Find out more here.
National Animal Welfare Trust Berkshire
National Animal Welfare Trust Berkshire, known locally as Trindledown Farm, was the first rescue and rehoming centre in England specifically designed to care for elderly animals. The farm rescues dogs, cat, alpacas, pigs, ponies, sheep and small pets.
The dogs have their own individual rooms have sofas and TVs to make their stay as comfortable and familiar as possible. As the first UK charity to apply the Open Paw programme into every centre, they are able to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome many animals that would not do as well in larger busier centres.
The centre normally welcomes members of the public as a tourist attraction with onsite café, charity shop and pet supplies shop which all raise funds to support the rescue work at the centre.
A full calendar of fundraising events also provides much needed funds, however this year we have had to cancel all events, including monthly Sales, Bingo, Quiz nights, annual Open Days, Christmas Fairs and many Fun Dog Shows.
The centre was forced to close due to flooding in February and with the continued restrictions of Covid-19 Trindledown Farm has had an exceptionally hard year. Find out more here.
Hope Rescue was founded in 2005 and after operating from commercial boarding kennels and foster homes for 12 years, finally purchased and moved into their own rescue centre in Llanharan, South Wales in April 2017.
The rescue centre has 51 kennels, two exercise paddocks, grooming room and 18 acres of private woodland. Through the centre and their network of foster homes they currently help over 850 dogs a year. Hope Rescue takes in every unclaimed stray dog from 6 local authorities across South Wales, regardless of age, breed or medical condition. They also aim to help dogs and their owners who find themselves in crisis situations. Find out more here.
All Dogs Matter
All Dogs Matter is a dog rescue and rehoming charity working in and around London to transform the lives of unwanted and abandoned dogs. They also rehome dogs in need from overseas.
In 2019 All Dogs Matter rescued and rehomed over 415 dogs with new owners. They also found forever homes for 27 unwanted and abandoned dogs from Egypt, Italy and China. Find out more here.
Manchester & Cheshire Dogs' Home
Founded in 1893, Manchester & Cheshire Dogs' Home based in Manchester and Cheshire and is now very much an inner city rescue centre. Ensuring that all of the dogs in their care receive the upmost care and treatment for any medial conditions they may have before finding them their well deserved forever homes.
They take in and care for over 7,000 dogs every year, many of these dogs are never reclaimed by their owners and require a great degree of emotional and physical support during their stay with them. In addition to the Specialist Care Unit at our Cheshire Home, they also utilise a wide range of behavioural and mentally stimulating activities at both Homes to ensure each dog receives personal care and attention. Find out more here.