Volunteer with dogs

DogSOS_IMG19Did you know there are thousands of animal rescues all over the UK? They need help from volunteers like you! You can do things like fostering, transporting, walking, fundraising, homechecking, or even jobs like helping to answer phones and emails, taking photo’s for their website or managing a rescue’s Twitter feed. Just think about what you could do to help dogs in rescue.

Find out more about volunteering to help dogs

Adopt a dog!

SP_A1068There are SO MANY dogs in rescue waiting for their lovely new homes it’s scary, so before you check your local papers or online classifieds – check out your local (and UK wide, many rehome all over) animal rescues. Your new furry buddy is waiting patiently for you there! :)

Find out more about adopting a rescue dog


Blog Archive

  • FREE MICROCHIPPING from Dogs Trust! July 31, 2013 Image from the Dogs Trust Media CentreFollowing the government’s decision to introduce compulsory microchipping for all dogs from April 2016 (and March 2015 in Wales) – something that Dogs Trust have been campaigning for for many years – Dogs Trust are now offering FREE MICROCHIPPING at any of their 19 rehoming centres around the country, or at their special micrchipping events ...
  • RHU Rescue Dog of the Month – Lex, 11 month old Lab x Sharpei cross June 8, 2013 2013-06_RHU_DOTM_LexLex has been waiting in a pound in Lancashire since February and is not doing well in kennels. He’s looking for rescue back up, a foster home or a forever home. Lex is approx 11 months old and is described as a big puppy! He is thought to be a cross Lab x sharpei. Lex is ...
  • ‘Pound for a Poundie’ appeal by Safe & Sound – please donate and share June 6, 2013 2013-06-safe-and-sound_pound-for-a-poundie_Flash2Safe & Sound are a hard working group of volunteers helping dogs in the pounds. They help by finding rescue spaces, arranging transport to rescue, funding vet treatments and emergency boarding etc. and they provide a fantastic safety net for any dog they help, for life. They’re appealing for donations towards their mounting running costs with ...
  • Your help is needed to put a stop to the torture and mistreatment of greyhounds in Europe May 9, 2013 Image Attribution: By Neurodoc (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC-BY-SA-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsWe’ve had an email asking for support for this appeal and we’re asking if you dear readers can contact your MEP’s and ask them to add their signatures to this ‘Written Declaration’ in support of bringing an end to the torture and mistreatment of Greyhounds in Europe. We’ve all seen the huge numbers of Greyhounds having ...
  • RHU Rescue Dog of the Month – Benny, 5 year old Lurcher April 1, 2013 RHU_dotm_2013-04_Benny20Meet Benny, this month’s dog of the month at Rescue Helpers Unite: Benny is a 5yr old male lurcher who is with Rescue Remedies and has been looking for a home since 2011. He can be homed with dogs and older kids. Visit www.rescueremedies.co.uk/ Benny needs owners who understand the ways of Lurchers and offer him confident direction. Benny ...
  • RHU Rescue Dog of the Week – Burt at Swindons Needy Dogs February 15, 2013 RHU-DOTW-2013-02-15_Burt Burt Burt is with Swindons Needy Dogs “Burt is between 5-8 years old and is a staff x terrier. He came into the pound as a stray almost a year ago. He was extremely stressed in kennels, refusing his food and chewing on his tail until it bled. He was due to be destroyed but on the ...
  • Microchipping law to become a reality for England in 2016! February 7, 2013 Inage © The Kennel ClubThe government have today released news about a microchipping law that will come in to force from 6 April 2016, following years of campaigning from animal welfare organisations on the subject. It is hoped that compulsory microchipping will help to reduce the amount of stray dogs in England, with current figures showing that over 100,000 dogs ...
  • Urgent appeal – funds needed for poundie vet bills July 17, 2012 2012-07_safeandsound_StephSafe and Sound are a non-profit organisation working with dog pounds around the country. They find rescue placements with reputable animal rescues, organise transport of the dogs and provide care for poundies that have passed their 7 days at the pound. This is an appeal for funds to help with one of their recent poundies, Steph, ...



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