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Previous Charity Winners

Check out which Dog Rescue Centres have previously participated in DoggyLottery
and the amount that was raised for them!

Winners Round 17 (16 September – 12 November 2021)

Total of 4 weeks sharing a charity fund of £2,649.41

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1ST PLACE

Pupcakes
Rescue

£927.29

Pupcakes Rescue is a unique, non-profit organisation that predominantly offers rescue spaces and support to owners and rescues alike by taking on and safely rehoming dogs with severe behavioural issues and bite histories.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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2nd Place

Greyhound
Gap

£662.35

Greyhound Gap is a small independent charity set up to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome greyhounds and lurchers who find themselves in a ‘put to sleep’ situation in UK pounds. Funded almost entirely by donations, we rehome around 150 dogs each year. We can have around 40-50 dogs at any one time in our kennels based in Kidsgrove, Stoke on Trent and a further 30-40 in foster homes. Greyhound Gap operates on a national basis so our dogs can be homed in most areas throughout the UK.

We have a network of volunteers across the whole of the UK who can help physically by: fostering, fundraising, home visiting, transporting and walking our kennel hounds. We also offer the opportunity to sponsor our long-stay hounds.

We are totally self funded and work extremely hard to raise the necessary monies to continue helping these wonderful hounds. This is made possible by fantastic support from our network of volunteers and you, the general public. Without that generosity we could not do the work we do and we are incredibly grateful for every donation we receive, however small. Every single penny really does help!

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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3rd place

Oldies
Club

£529.88

Oldies Club is a dog rescue and registered charity in the UK that is run by volunteers and helps dogs aged 7+. It often takes in dogs that have been neglected, resulting in large vet bills. Oldies Club places dogs in foster homes, where they are assessed and receive any veterinary treatment required before being rehomed. The charity also has a sponsor dog programme, for times when it is considered in a dog's best interest to remain in their foster homes on a permanent basis, most often for health reasons, with Oldies Club covering vet bills for the rest of the dog's life.

In addition to Oldies Club's direct rescue and rehoming work, it also features older dogs on its website for many other UK rescues, free of charge, helping to promote the general adoption of older dogs.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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4th place

Amicii
Dog Rescue

£264.94

Amicii Dog Rescue is a UK based charity, which was established to support a dog rescue shelter in Transylvania, Western Romania. The shelter cares for up to 200 dogs at any one time and is run by Asociatia Amicii Nostri, a registered NGO.

The dogs that live at the shelter have come mainly from the streets of the towns of Viișoara, Câmpia Turzii and Turda. Some dogs are abandoned at the shelter, for example they have been thrown over the fence. Others have been abandoned by their owners and taken into the care of the shelter team, whilst some are taken from the state public shelter in Turda.

The shelter was founded and is run by Dora Fodor, a highly dedicated school teacher. Dora and her small team look after the dogs 365 days of the year.
Amicii Dog Rescue also has a team of volunteers in the UK, who work tirelessly to raise funds and to rehome as many of the dogs as possible. In 2014/2015, over 250 dogs were successfully rehomed in the UK, including a few to Germany and 3 to Holland. The charity also runs a ‘spay and neuter’ programme for the dogs of Romania, funded by generous donations.

The current rescue shelter is situated on a piece of rented land, with a large damp barn attached. The shelter remains very much at risk, with the owner constantly threatening to evict the shelter dogs back to the streets. During 2017, we are working to raise money to build a new shelter for the Association, on a piece of land that will be owned by the charity and which will give it a long-term future.

Registered with the Charities Commission England and Wales 1169157

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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5th place

Dogs On The
Streets London

£264.94

Headed up by Michelle Clark who prior to the launch of DOTS back in 2016 had already been running a street outreach programme for 6 years, tending to the needs of the homeless with dogs, she steadily built up a strong rapport and in depth knowledge of their true needs.

Via Michelle’s extensive work in this area, the true inspiration for DOTS came in the waggy tailed shape of a very special street dog called Poppy who changed Michelle’s life forever. Poppy’s homeless dad was taken very ill and having heard about Michelle’s work made contact to see if she could help with Poppy’s welfare while he moved into accommodation to try and better his health. Michelle took Poppy on, welcoming her into her family (including numerous other furbabies!) like one of her own. And it was this bond that was formed with Poppy that sparked the desire in Michelle to do even more than she was for the homeless doggy owning community, to provide a more permanent and regular service.

Fast forward to now and DOTS operates weekly in London as well as running regular services in other major UK cities with a view to expand even further.

With a fully equipped mobile veterinary surgery vehicle allowing ease of access to dogs in need, DOTS ensures all the essential items and services are provided for free each and every week. From food provisions to new harnesses and leads plus training and grooming sessions.

Michelle has been involved in a number of cases where she has been successful in getting homeless people and their dogs off the streets for good and hopes to do more of this in the future, because every body, human or canine, deserves a roof over their heads.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

Winners Round 16 (18 September – 15 October 2021)

Total of 4 weeks sharing a charity fund of £2,316.48

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1ST PLACE

Just For
Dogs

£810.77

Established in August 1997 Just For Dogs is a Rescue and Rehoming Charity dedicated to giving shelter, medical attention when necessary, to vaccinate & neuter, all the dogs that come into our care before finding them forever, loving and responsible homes. We carry a strict no kill policy where only terminally ill dog’s that are suffering are put to sleep. We take into our care dogs who though no fault of their own can no longer stay in the home they have always known. We also rescue retired racing greyhounds and many beautiful street dogs from Europe.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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2nd Place

Great Bulls
Of China

£579.12

We are a non profit foster based rescue. Our mission is to rescue dogs from Europe, UK and China. What started as a husband and wife team, has now grown to over 22 volunteers from fundraisers, foster carers to flight buddies.

10 years ago whilst holidaying in Turkey my wife, a avid dog lover, found a small dog now known as Koya roaming the streets. My wife being who she is, and having 5 dogs of her own, couldn't just walk by. So the rest of our stay was spent getting a temporary home for Koya and finding out how we could get her back to the UK.

Our holidays since that day have been based around countries with over populated dogs and dogs living on the streets. We have rescued hundreds of dogs over the past 10 years working with shelters in Turkey, Spain, Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, UK and now China.

Whilst in china on a recent business trip, we came across the horrific meat trade and we couldn't just stand by and not help in some way. The living conditions of these dogs are cramped and squalid, some of the worst we have ever seen. We then witnessed the real horror when we witnessed a dealer stop outside a meat market where these dogs were sold to the highest
bidder.

We came back to the UK and started Great Bulls of China, using family and friends and volunteers that were already in place from previous rescues. With your help we can keep going!

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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3rd place

Saints Sled
Dog Rescue

£463.30

Saints Sled Dog Rescue was created back in 2013 when a little girl Athena, the three legged Siberian Husky couldn't find a rescue placement due to needing medical treatment. Foster Mum, Heather Saville took her into her care raising £800 in just a few short hours covering costs of her leg amputation and after care!!

From that moment Heather KNEW she had to do something different and she founded SSDR - who rescue sled dog breeds NO MATTER WHAT!

We are a registered, nationwide charity run by experienced staff who aim to help as many unwanted, neglected or stray Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes through the process of fostering, rehabilitating and re-homing, or simply by supporting their owners with help and advice. The team work alongside other rescue organisations, dog pounds and dog wardens to help ensure that all sled dogs are re-homed in the BEST possible environment which suits each dogs needs.

At present, many of these dogs have been purchased or bred by people who have little understanding of the needs or these wonderful breeds. Whilst some of the dogs who come into our care do so for genuine reasons, the majority come from puppy farms, back yard breeders and uninformed owners who lack knowledge BEFORE purchasing on of these dogs. Through our educational visits and working demonstrations we hope to improve the future for these dogs, whilst we try to help the ones who need us now through re-homing and one-to-one support.

As well as rescuing sled dogs in the UK, our goal is to continually educate novice owners, breed admirers, supporters and the general public in the UK to help build a better understanding of these incredible breeds. We do this through our social media platforms, our website, through educational visits and one-to-one - including participating in public working and handling demonstrations.

At Saints Sled Dog Rescue, we pride ourselves in ALWAYS putting a dogs life first ensuring we never turn a dog away and giving ALL dogs a chance at a new life regardless of their age, health or behavioural difficulties. We offer every dog rescue backup for life which means they can come back to us any time in the future and 24-hour support for sled dog owners, fosterers and adopters.

All dogs that come into SSDR are neutered, vaccinated, assessed and medically cleared BEFORE leaving for their forever homes. We do take in dogs with special behavioural needs which means that we have to ensure that all homes are assessed correctly to match a home to the DOGS needs.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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4th place

Delia's and
Dotty's Dogs

£231.65

Delia’s and Dottys Dogs is a non-profit organisation that has been set up to help dogs from Romania and the UK to find their forever home.
We have a strict non destroy policy and offer full support and RBU for the dogs life.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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5th Place

Canine Rescue
Scotland

£231.65

We are a Scottish-based all-breed dog rescue, with a passion for promoting the welfare of all dogs. We provide behavioural support as an alternative option to dogs coming into rescue. And support those in need, ensuring that they receive the best possible care so that they are able to find happy, loving homes. We are registered and regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), our registration number is SC051052.

We assess every dog that comes into our care to ensure that we understand their specific needs to provide the support that they need to find the perfect home. We provide all veterinary care, behavioural support and lifelong rescue backup.

All dogs that come into our care are vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. Our Behavioural Support Programme offers families an alternative to rehoming their dog. The programme provides one-on-one support with qualified behaviourists to address issues that would normally see a dog being given up to rescue.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

Winners Round 15 (21 August to 17 September 2021)

Total of 4 weeks sharing a charity fund of £2,776.14

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1ST PLACE

AA Dog
Rescue

£971.65

Re-home a rescue dog in Essex. All the dogs have been abandoned or seized through neglect. We are based in Essex, home to London & the Counties & we are a non profit organisation.

AA Dog Rescue is dedicated to saving 'pound dogs'. These are dogs who, through no fault of their own, have found themselves placed in council pounds where they have 7 days in which to be claimed or go into rescue.

Unfortunately, there are only so many rescue spaces available and when their 7 days are up, if they are still there, they are put to sleep at the pound! We do our utmost to get them out, but dogs are being put to sleep by the pounds at an average of 200 dogs per day!

Please help us to help them!!! The lucky ones that we do get are fully assessed, neutered, vaccinated and chipped.

An adoption fee will apply. Every time someone adopts a dog, it means we can save another!

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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2nd place

Wonky Pets
Rescue

£694.03

Wonky Pets Rescue - established 2012 we specialise in all sorts of rescue animals who have issues, whether they be physical, medical or psychological. We are a non destruct rescue which means that animals that are deemed unrehomeable remain with us for life.

We operate from foster homes mainly around Swadlincote (some in Northamptonshire). We are all volunteers and we receive no funding to help run the rescue, we rely solely on donations and our regular fundraising efforts to fund the treatment for the animals in our care.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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3rd place

Wellingborough
Dog Welfare

£555.23

Wellingborough Dog Welfare, or Wellidog as we are more fondly known is a local charity in Grendon, Northamptonshire, and we are dedicated to making life easier for strays and unwanted dogs locally from surrounding areas.

Founded in 1993 we have been rescuing stray dogs for over 22 years and are still as committed today as we always have been. With so many abandoned and unwanted dogs entering kennels every day we are committed to finding loving homes for all of our dogs. We are a no-kill shelter who believe that second hand dogs make first class friends, and we work around the clock to raise funds to care for the dogs in our care while we search for their perfect forever home.

All of the money we raise goes directly to our charity, but we can only carry on the work we do with the help of people’s generosity. We do not claim expenses for our work, our payment is seeing the dogs in our care transferred to a forever home and becoming part of a family where they are loved.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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4th place

Helping Dogs And
Cats UK Rescue

£277.61

Helping Dogs and Cats UK Rescue are a non-profit organisation based in Basingstoke. The rescue specialises in the fostering, rehabilitation and rehoming of dogs and cats from Romania and UK. Since being set up in 2017, over 700 dogs and 250 cats have been saved and rehomed so far, including many stray cats.

There are around 30 volunteers who help with a whole variety of jobs within the rescue including fundraising, fostering, as well as helping with the important job of vetting applicants, and pre-adoption home checks. Our goal is to help rehome and provide a happy ending for these dogs and cats.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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5th place

8 Below
Husky Rescue

£277.61

8 Below Husky Rescue are a registered charity who specialise in rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming northern breed dogs throughout the mainland UK.

All of the dogs who come into our care are fully assessed on arrival, they are all neutered (age/health permitting) microchipped, flea and wormed and are only rehomed when they are ready, into a suitable environment for that specific dog. We offer full rescue back up for life for all dogs, this gives the owners peace of mind that if for any reason they require help, we will be on hand to help.

Our team is made up of volunteers who dedicate their time to help raise awareness of the northern breeds along with helping fundraise at our many events throughout the year.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

Winners Round 14 (24 July to 20 August 2021)

Total of 4 weeks sharing a charity fund of £2,364.89

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1ST PLACE

Cloud K9
Rescue

£827.71

UK registered charity Cloud K9 Rescue has been formed by a group of like-minded people who want to make a change to the lives of Romanian dogs. In Romania the stray dog population is enormous, with thousands of dogs discarded or born into a life of suffering and uncertainty. Pregnant females, elderly and ill are either captured by merciless dog catchers or deserted at public shelters.

In the shelters overcrowding, hunger, disease and fights are commonplace. The only possible way to escape this hell is to find a suitable adopter, likely in a foreign country. Our dedicated team of unpaid carers have been haunted by the plight of Romanian dogs and are committed to doing everything we possibly can for these poor souls. We work with Romanian rescuers who we know and trust, supporting them through rehoming and donations. Over the last few years we have all fostered, adopted, and raised funds for many Romanian dogs.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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2nd place

1 Dog At A
Time Rescue UK

£591.22

1DAATRUK is a registered UK charity. We are a team of volunteers both in the UK and in Romania where we have been rescuing dogs from the streets there since 2015.

We have our own shelter there called Happy Tails where our dogs can acclimatise to life and our volunteers can help them adjust and rehabilitate to prepare them for their journey to their new homes. Here the dogs can recover from the stress of living on the streets and spend much needed time in a safe environment getting any veterinary treatment they might need, plus regular meals, warmth, and TLC, which is provided by our caring volunteers until the dogs are ready to travel to their new homes in the UK. We provide full rescue back up for all our dogs and work closely with our adopters to give them ongoing support and advice for as long as the dog remains with them. One of our team members is always available to help.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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3rd place

Little Angels
Rescue BG

£472.98

Candy Found herself a house in a remote village up in the Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria. It started quickly that she found abandoned puppies and couldn’t stand not to take them in. She had Pony and her dogs from the UK - Polo and Lola - with her, but in no time she added Anty and Panty, Florence, Mechka, Tar, little Minnie and five cats. Numbers added up and she decided to find them homes as otherwise there wouldn’t be any more space for other wee souls in need. The idea of a NGO was born and realised in the next few years.

Our main aim is neutering of strays and owned dogs to stop breeding of unwanted puppies, improve the life of chain dogs (doorbell dogs) and educate the youth to learn to care better for animals! Nevertheless there are always a few lonely souls that need TLC and a home! We have many projects planned to help to encourage people to improve the welfare of their dogs.

To enable us to succeed we need your help. By donating you are enabling us to neuter the dogs of Smilyan in Bulgaria and the surrounding villages, run the education program in the school and set up a sponsorship program for locally owned dogs, as well as the re-homing of our rescues.

With your help we can keep going!

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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4th place

Holly Hedge
Animal Sanctuary

£236.49

Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary provides a lifeline for around 800 pets every year.

Established in 1992, we serve the population of Bristol, taking care of unwanted cats and dogs and help to rescue animals at risk of being euthanised in pounds throughout the UK. We have an open-door policy, meaning we don't discriminate against age, health or behavioural issues, and are a last chance for many animals. At any one time we have 150 dogs, cats, kittens and puppies in our care, and there is no time limit on an animal’s stay with us.

It is our mission to turn every sad story into a positive one, and give every animal in our care a second chance at happiness and their forever home.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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5th place

Little China
Dog Rescue

£236.49

Little China Dog Rescue was established on the 27th of January 2018 with the arrival of our first rescues from China. We started the rescue because of one little dog called Ollie.

Ollie was rescued in the autumn of 2017 by a local lady from Harbin’s meat markets after 4 years of medical testing. She contacted Harbin SHS as she was concerned that Ollie and 2 other disabled poodles that she had rescued would not survive Harbin’s harsh winters of sub 20 degrees in her exposed shelter. Harbin SHS took Ollie in and discovered that he had severe muscle atrophy, spinal curvature and badly deformed limbs.

On the 19th October 2017, Gabrielle Gardiner and Christopher Sheehan from Northern Ireland decided that they had to help. After a lot of research, they contacted Harbin SHS to get Ollie to the UK for the care he needed. Gabrielle and Chris did not yet know it but they were about to become founders of Doggy 911 Rescue (now renamed Little China Dog Rescue) with a passion to help more dogs like Ollie.

Our Mission
To find safe and loving homes in the UK and Ireland for dogs rescued from the most horrific of scenarios including slaughterhouses, meat trucks and medical testing facilities. We also aim to provide advanced veterinary care for our rescue dogs in foster homes who require (but not limited to) neurology, orthopaedics and cardiology; using specialists who are world and European leading.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

Winners Round 13 (26 June to 23 July 2021)

Total of 4 weeks sharing a charity fund of £2,408.81

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1ST PLACE

New Hope
Animal Rescue

£843.08

New Hope Animal Rescue is an independent, non-destruct animal rescue and Sanctuary. We are dedicated to helping animals facing euthanasia, in immediate danger and those with either medical needs or behavioural problems that make them difficult to place. We aim to help as many animals and in particular those that have been turned away elsewhere. We also give sanctuary to rescued horses, farm animals and fowl.

We have two sites, one in Dartford, Kent which concentrates on our dog rescue, where we hold about forty dogs at a time and the other is our Sanctuary site in Herne Bay, Kent. Our Sanctuary site looks after about four hundred animals at a time ranging from dogs, cats, small domestics and wildlife to birds, goats, cows, sheep, pigs and horses. We occasionally rehome animals that we consider rehomeable but often act as the middleman between immediate danger and rescue spaces.

We work alongside a vast pool of other rescue organisations to make safe as many animals as we can. New Hope has no paid staff, including its founders who work full time to cover as much cost as possible. We are always in need of donations to cover a vast array of expenses that are incurred including food, bedding, enormous vet bills, kennel bills, transport costs and continuous improvement of animal housing and sites.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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2nd place

Rufus
Setter Rescue

£602.20

We help rescue dogs from the Balkan area. Many of which have been discarded, thrown out, abused and left to die. RSR is a non profit rescue who help to treat injured dogs, rehabilitate and rehome in the UK. RSR provides full back up and ensures the dogs find the best possible forever home.

We can only help the dogs with donations and all help is greatly appreciated.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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3rd place

Phoenix French
Bulldog Rescue

£481.76

Phoenix was established at the end of the end of 2016 and set loose on the unsuspecting on-line General Public on January 8th 2017 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - our team is UK wide. Charity status was awarded on 8th March 2017. We operate using various social media platforms and have no ‘base’. All our dogs are placed into pre-assessed, loving and knowledgeable foster homes, no kennels, ever. Dogs stay in foster-care for a minimum of 2 weeks, maybe much longer if they need to be mended physically or behaviourally – this is why our vet fees are around 3K-7K per month.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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4th place

K9 Crusaders
Dog Welfare

£240.88

K9 Crusaders is an independent dog rescue, rehoming and rehabilitation charity based in Cornwall. They rely solely on donations and their own fund-raising. They have a small, but dedicated, team that runs the kennels, fundraises, conducts behavioural support and offers advice on any aspect of dogs and their welfare.
K9 Crusaders accepts all dogs, including those who may have been rejected by other rescues as they have issues which make them difficult to rehome. They never put a healthy dog to sleep so dogs remain part of the K9 crew family until they are ready to move on to a new life.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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5th place

Luosko German
Shepherd Rescue

£240.88

LUOSKO German Shepherd Dog Rescue is a small independent charity set up to responsibly rescue, rehabilitate and re-home German Shepherds. It is run entirely by volunteers.

We normally re-home around 100+ dogs each year. At any one time we have around 50 dogs in our care, in our centre in Cheadle, as well as foster homes or in holding kennels awaiting suitable foster or adoption homes. We operate on a national basis so our dogs can be homed in most areas throughout the UK.

As part of our responsible re-homing process, we try to match our dogs to potential families, we normally organise several face-to-face meetings and home visits before they go to their forever homes, which has significantly reduced the number of dogs coming back into rescue and increased our successful adoptions creating extremely happy families.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

Winners Round 12 (29 May to 25 June 2021)

Total of 4 weeks sharing a charity fund of £2,135.52

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1ST PLACE

Animals In Need
Northamptonshire

£747.43

Animals In Need is an organisation dedicated to rescuing sick, injured, trapped and distressed wild and domestic animals. We provide veterinary treatment where necessary, care for and rehabilitate animals until they can be released or re-homed. Animals In Need was set up in 1990, the aim of the organization is alleviate suffering in animals.

In the years Animals In Need has been established, we have acquired a fully equipped animal ambulance, two water crafts and trailers for transportation, plus the usual first aid essentials. Although our first aid equipment is adequate it is regularly updated to current standards.

Animals In Need is a rescue organization run by 8 members of staff and a team of volunteers, attending animal casualties in the Northamptonshire area. We attend to both domestic and wild animals, and in 1999 were asked by Northamptonshire Police to work with them attending road traffic accidents and out of hours emergencies.

Feeding and caring for the injured animals we rescue is most important especially in cases of young orphaned birds, which need hand feeding every hour from dawn till dusk. Also young hedgehogs which haven’t reached the required weight to survive hibernation over the winter months, need to be kept warm and fed as do swans that have incurred injuries, many from fishing tackle that they have swallowed or become entangled in. Please if you bring in wildlife or collect hedgehogs after we have rehabilitated them, perhaps you would be kind enough to consider setting up a standing order or making a one-off donation to help towards food and vet bills – we are totally reliant on donations and receive no government funding.

Our continued dedication to the animals has resulted with us teaming up with the amazing dog trainer Nathan Watson. Nathan successfully runs Restart4Rescues and this programme is offered to anyone who rehomes a dog from us here to help provide support and information in those first important few weeks when settling a rescue dog into your home.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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2nd PLACE

Dogs Walk This
Way Rescue

£533.88

We are Dogs Walk This Way Rescue, a not for profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of abandoned dogs in Romania.

Our organisation is run by a team of volunteers at our kennels in Longcross, Surrey, and we have lots of fosterers in other UK locations.

Not only do we bring abandoned dogs from Romania to the UK for a better life, we also support rescues in Romania who save dogs from the cruelty and neglect of kill-shelters by providing food, medication, neutering programs and other essential support.

Our aim is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome as many of the these dogs as possible. We have rehomed over 1,000 dogs since the organisation was launched, but there is so much more to do.

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3rd place

Barking Mad
Dog Rescue

£427.10

We’re Barking Mad Dog Rescue. We’re a UK registered charity (1160985) working to improve the lives of abandoned dogs in Romania.

We have a hands-on team in Romania at our shelters in Constanta and Calarasi, where we care for around 500 dogs and puppies, many of whom have been rescued from unimaginable abuse and neglect.

We also provide food, vet care and support to two other shelters in Romania. In total, we feed more than 500 dogs every single day. We aim to rehome as many of the saved dogs as we can.

In the UK, we have a team of volunteer adoption specialists working with potential adopters and foster carers across the country. Although we aim to rehome as many of the saved dogs as we can, some unfortunately will never be suitable to make that journey.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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4th place

Serbia's
Forgotten Paws

£213.55

Serbia's Forgotten Paws is a registered charity that aims to improve the lives and welfare of animals in shelters and sanctuaries we work with, as well as neutering strays in Serbia.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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5th place

MiniMutts
Dog Rescue

£213.55

MiniMutts Dog Rescue is a small non-profit rescue. We have foster groups across Dorset and Hampshire. We recently opened a second group based in Northumberland, for Northern dogs needing help.

All of our dogs are in foster, not kennels, as we believe that dogs thrive best in loving homes. We specialise in small breeds, but we do take larger dogs from time to time when we have suitable foster space. We spend time with our dogs, sorting out any medical problems that we find, and carrying out training to help them overcome any behavioural issues that they may have.

We pride ourselves in sending our dogs out to their new homes better able to face the world than when they came in. We advocate only force-free training methods. Our work is truly a labour of love, and it's only made possible with the help and generosity of our supporters – we thank all of you for your support.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

Winners Round 11 (1 May to 28 May 2021)

Total of 4 weeks sharing a charity fund of £2,298.89

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1ST PLACE

Chesterfield
Animal Rescue

£804.61

Here at Chesterfield Animal Rescue we are a no-kill animal rescue founded in July 2012 by a team of animal lovers dedicated to saving the lives of as many dogs and cats as possible each year. We rely on donations to continue saving lives, we are fundraising to buy our own rescue and rehabilitation centre, something that will enable us to help thousands more animals over the years.

We assess animals in our homes, we use foster homes where possible, and we use kennels in emergencies. We are always in need of more foster homes, sponsors and donations.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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2nd Place

Small Dog
Rescue Sussex

£574.72

Small dog Rescue Sussex Ltd is a UK based dog rescue run by a dedicated team. It helps re-home small dogs rescued mainly from kill shelters abroad. These small dogs are canine refugees who are desperate for safe homes in the UK.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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3rd Place

Boycie's
Bridge

£459.78

We are a small team of volunteers based in Stafford, helping local Dogs in need. We have over 25 years experience working with and rescuing dogs.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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4th Place

All Creatures
Great And Small

£229.89

All Creatures Great and Small Animal Sanctuary based in South East Wales has been serving the community since 1992. The sanctuary operates a programme of rehabilitation and re-homing of injured, abused, unwanted and orphaned animals. The annual running costs of the sanctuary amount to £360,000.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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5th Place

Sunny Shores
Dog Rescue

£229.89

Sunny Shores, formerly Hampshire Hounds is a CIO charity and Allbreed rescue. We are volunteers and no one will profit from the dogs misfortunes.

Our aim is to continue to rescue and rehome dogs in the UK where they will be cared for in foster homes and be rehomed throughout the UK. In Spain we have kennel facilities to rescue and rehabilitate dogs to ensure that the forever home is a perfect fit. All dogs leave with full assessments, health checks and full RBU and only after a successful home check has been carried out.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

Winners Round 10 (3 April to 30 April 2021)

Total of 4 weeks sharing a charity fund of £2,372.43

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1ST PLACE

Hampshire Paws
Animal Rescue

£830.35

Hampshire paws animal rescue is a small foster based rescue in Hampshire UK, established in December 2019. We mainly rescue dogs but also other animals, both from the UK and overseas.

We have a small trustworthy team who started the rescue as we are dedicated to improving animals lives and finding them suitable forever homes. We hold a strict no kill policy as we believe a dog should not be euthanised due to being let down by humans and that every dog deserves a chance. We think educating people on care and welfare of animals is extremely important and will help to give animals a brighter future.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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2ND PLACE

Wild At HeartFoundation

£593.11

Wild at Heart Foundation believe in dog. We believe that a dog can lift our mood, change our day, keep us active and transform a house into a home. They are our fierce protectors, guard us and perform heroic feats. They offer freely what humans can spend a lifetime learning, which is to love unconditionally. They save our lives in many ways. This is why Wild at Heart Foundation wants to end the suffering of these amazing creatures.

Our vision
Wild at Heart Foundation want to end the suffering of stray dogs all over the world. We believe that each and every rescue dog deserves the chance to live a healthy, happy life, free from the threat of pain, suffering, cruelty or neglect.

Our mission
We are working to compassionately reduce the world’s 600 million stray dog population. We do this through rescue, adoption & sterilisation projects, and awareness and education campaigns. We fund and support projects all over the world, focusing on areas where the need is particularly great.

Our ethos
We believe that every single dog – no matter where in the world it is born, no matter its size, breed, age or circumstance – deserves to live a healthy, happy life. We champion compassion and collaboration; we believe that there is power in kindness and community, and that by working together towards a common goal, we can help make the world a better, kinder place.

With your help, and the help of our incredible partners around the world, we can help save rescue dogs in need from the rising tide of cruelty, abuse and neglect.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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3RD PLACE

Petwelfare
Stafford

£474.49

Petwelfare Stafford are a small rescue that have been established for nearly 30 years. Started up by Mandy Baker. We take in unwanted or abandoned pets such dogs, rabbits, guinea-pigs and other small furry friends. We take in any animal that is in need, regardless of age, medical conditions, and behaviour problems.

We aim to rehabilitate these animals to find them a forever home. If rehoming is not possible, they stay in our care, with a forever foster. Petwelfare Stafford have a strict non destroy policy, and offer rescue back up for life.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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4TH PLACE

Rushton
Dog Rescue

£237.24

Rushton Dog Rescue is a dog rescue charity based in Somerset, that was founded in 2007 by Cindi McNeil Regan in loving memory of her soul mate Timothy Rushton.

Timothy loved animals, especially dogs and wanted to start a dog rescue centre in Spain. Unfortunately, that dream never became a reality when Timothy suddenly died at the young age of 27.
Cindi therefore decided to do it alone with the help of her eldest daughter Zoe who at the time was just a young teenager. Ever since losing Timothy, Cindi has devoted her entire life and time to dogs that really need her help.

As a rescue charity Rushton helps abandoned, abused and unwanted dogs on a international scale. Rescuing dogs from all over the world from places such as Ireland, Spain, UK, Romania, Africa, and China saving them from the chinese meat trade.

Rushton is a ran by mother and daughter duo, who both live on site at the new rescue centre Freedom Farm. All dogs are brought to the centre where they are cared for until they are adopted or they stay as sanctuary dogs and live their very best lives, running free for majority of the day and enjoying a pressured free life.

To date, through the help of a fabulous team of volunteers and generous supporters, Rushton Dog Rescue has successfully helped to rescue and home over 7,000 dogs, cats, horses, pigs a few goats and even some ducks!

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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5TH PLACE

The Stubbington
Ark

£237.24

Every year hundreds of animals are abandoned, rejected and cruelly mistreated. The RSPCA Inspectorate are usually called in to help and your local RSPCA Solent Branch supports a 400 square mile catchment area in Hampshire with The Stubbington Ark animal centre at the heart of everything we do.

As a separately registered Branch of the RSPCA, this means that we are responsible for raising our own funds to deliver vital animal welfare services to a wide range of different species.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

Winners Round 9 (6 March to 2 April 2021)

Total of 4 weeks sharing a charity fund of £2,937.07

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1ST PLACE

Patterdale & Lakeland
Terrier Rehome

£1,027.97

Founded in 2018 we are a not-for-profit organisation; we rely solely on donations. All our team are Patterdale and/or Lakeland Terrier owners with over 30 years of experience in ownership, knowledge, fostering and rehoming.

All dogs that come into our care are placed with one of our experienced foster carers based on the dogs needs and will remain with the foster carer whilst we assess their traits and behaviours before finding their forever home. We thrive on making sure the home is right for the dog. We stay in constant contact with our fosters and any new owners, plus we offer 100% Rescue Back Up.

We believe that the professional and personal service that we provide makes our rescue one of the best in the country for Patterdales, Lakelands and other Terriers too!

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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2ND PLACE

Harc Hope
Animal Rescue

£734.27

We are a small animal rescue founded in 2014. We are foster-based, and entirely run by volunteers. There are no paid staff at all. So all donations go directly to animal care. We foster for people in hospital, and take pets whose owners have passed away.

- We foster for people escaping domestic violence, via social work or women’s aid
- We try to provide care and sanctuary to animals in need, and to provide education about animal welfare
- We are very tiny, and receive no government funding
- We depend entirely on donations
- We have homed from Orkney to Cornwall, and specialise in helping those that no other rescues will help

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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3RD PLACE

Ruff Start
Rescue

£587.41

Ruff Start Rescue CIC ™ was formed in January 2019 by Emma Bernard and Louise Gardner.

We rescue mainly from Romania where the stray dog problem is horrendous. With our friends and contacts out there we source reliable care for any dogs we rescue and regular and appropriate veterinary care, developing strong and lasting relationships.

We try to help the dogs who are often overlooked due to many reasons. Such as those with injuries, missing limbs, distemper survivors – and the dogs who don’t get noticed such as the black dogs, middle ages and middle sized.

Since we began, we have found forever homes for over 700 animals, we utilise foster homes within the UK for those dogs who have extra needs and require extra care to settle to living in a home in the UK.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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4TH PLACE

Broken Halo
Rescue UK

£293.71

Broken Halo Dog Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill, dog rescue organisation. We rescue dogs from shelters that are at risk of being euthanised as well as abandoned, stray, abused and surrendered dogs. It is our belief that every dog can thrive in a happy, loving home.

We work with shelters, behaviourists, fosters, and people like you all over the country to ensure the safety and happiness of our dogs and the people they are placed with. We rescue, rehabilitate and match dogs into their perfect forever homes, but it doesn’t end there. We offer full, lifetime support 24/7 and work with you and our canine behaviourist to ensure the happy ever after that everyone deserves.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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5TH PLACE

Skylor's
Animal Rescue

£293.71

Skylor’s Animal Rescue opened on March 1st 2017, after our family fostered for another rescue and they closed. We felt we could help more dogs so opened up our family run rescue. Saving dogs from the pound, greyhounds after racing and dogs who can no longer stay with their families. In 2018 we moved from near Ruthin to Dobshill in Flintshire so we could grow and help more dogs in need.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

Winners Round 8 (6 February to 5 March 2021)

Total of 4 weeks sharing a charity fund of £4,481.28

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1ST PLACE

Pet Pals
GC UK

£1,568.45

Pet Pals GC is far more than a registered charity and animal rescue center it is a huge family. The world of rescue is not a hobby, not a passing fad, you live it, breathe it and love it 24/7. Every member of the team gives 100% commitment, dedication and love with one sole purpose, to change animals lives for the better. Although we know we cannot save them all, we will always save as many as we can, one life at a time. Through your donations and support, this is possible. Together we can save more lives!

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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2ND PLACE

Just For
Dogs

£1,120.32

Established in August 1997 Just For Dogs is a Rescue and Rehoming Charity dedicated to giving shelter, medical attention when necessary, to vaccinate & neuter, all the dogs that come into our care before finding them forever, loving and responsible homes. We carry a strict no kill policy where only terminally ill dog’s that are suffering are put to sleep. We take into our care dogs who though no fault of their own can no longer stay in the home they have always known. We also rescue retired racing greyhounds and many beautiful street dogs from Europe.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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3RD PLACE

From Foster
To Forever

£896.26

My name is Mandy and I set up our Rescue Facebook page in 2017 after seeing how badly dogs were treated in Cyprus, Romania, Spain and other places. Originally set up to help rescues and potential adopters come together and I would help with fostering, homechecks, airport runs. However Pamela then joined me and we soon established being a rescue in our own right. We now reserve dogs from kill stations, abusive situations, neglected ones and get them to a safe place ready to travel to the UK. We try and help dogs from horrific situations, dogs that are overlooked, older dogs or disabled. EVERY LIFE IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR. We pride ourselves on the personal touch. Always at the end of the phone 24/7. Full back up rescue. All our dogs that we rescue have a story to tell. So we tell it. We are their voice....

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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4TH PLACE

All Dogs
Matter

£448.13

All Dogs Matter is a dog rescue and rehoming charity working in and around London to transform the lives of unwanted and abandoned dogs. We also rehome dogs in need from overseas. In 2020 All Dogs Matter rescued and rehomed over 300 dogs with new owners. We also found forever homes for 14 unwanted and abandoned dogs from Serbia, Portugal and Egypt.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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Monarchs
Mutts

£448.13

The founders of Monarch's Mutts father (Trevor Antill) wrote the public footpath The Monarch's Way along with many other walking books, hence this dog rescue's name and royal themes. Trevor could often be seen rambling along the countryside many years ago, throughout Britain with the family's first rescue dog, a ginger cross breed called Skipper from Birmingham Dogs Home.

Trevor fought for the freedom to roam and to keep public footpaths clear and open for everyone to enjoy this green and pleasant land.

Monarch's Mutts dog rescue is based in Halesowen and covers the West Midlands, helping as many dogs in need as possible. We are working towards charity status and are planning on walking the entire Monarch's Way with our rescue dogs to raise much needed funds, with the ultimate, long term goal to acquire land and kennels along the monarch's way. This will become a sanctuary for forgotten dogs and walkers who wish to stop for a cup of tea, cake and dog cuddles.

We take needy dogs into our rescue and give them care, love, medical attention they need. We will help out any breed, age or health needs and our dogs come direct from owners, stray pounds, veterinary surgeries and via other rescue.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

Winners Round 7 (9 January to 5 February 2021)

Total of 4 weeks sharing a charity fund of £2,594.04

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1ST PLACE

Paws2Rescue

£1,297.02

Paws2Rescue are a UK charity, helping dogs in Romania since 2013. A country where the owning of dogs means keeping them on chains, government policy is capture and kill, a lack of protection at law for animals means abuse and abandonment of pets is rife. Our vision is to reduce of the stray population through our neuter campaigns, improve animal welfare and a change of culture in the community through our education programme in schools and our work inside communities.

Paws2Rescue is run solely by volunteers, and donations go directly to help the dogs. We work alongside our team and partner charities in Romania, rescuing dogs and providing vet treatment, shelter and food.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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2ND PLACE

All Bullie
Rescue

£518.81

We are predominantly bull breed specific and aim to help as many misunderstood dogs as we can manage. We feel bull breeds are demonised and persecuted and most likely to be abused and abandoned. However, given the right homes and owners who understand them, they make wonderful family members. With bull breeds over taking any other breeds in rescue we are dedicated to giving as many as we can a second chance. Many of our dogs come with issues and are worked on before being placed in a foster home who we hope will eventually adopt so to cause the least upset to our beloved and emotionally sensitive breeds.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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3RD PLACE

Holbrook
Animal Rescue

£389.11

Holbrook animal rescue was founded about 26 years ago by Laura Santini. We are a small, family run rescue who rehome unwanted and abandoned dogs. We are one of the few ‘open’ rescues in the UK. Our dogs are not kept in kennels, they sleep in the sunroom and kitchen on comfortable armchairs, sofas and purpose built bunk beds.

The number of UK dogs that need rehoming has increased in recent months and we endeavour to find these pets a new family with as little distress as possible.
We also accept animals that are unable to find sanctuary elsewhere, due to behaviour or health issues, and we either rehabilitate or provide a loving home. We believe that every animal has the right to a long and happy life.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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4TH PLACE

Raven's
Rescue UK

£259.40

Raven's Rescue UK was founded in 2012. We are a fully vet supported Registered Charity and our group of dedicated experienced volunteers give round the clock support and medical care to help animals that have fallen on hard times.

We are based in the West Midlands but help all over the UK wherever we can provide sanctuary to unwanted, abused and abandoned animals, then once rehabilitated, matching each individual to a suitable new home.

All our animals are fostered and receive appropriate medical attention. They are also vaccinated, neutered, treated for parasites, micro-chipped and behaviourally assessed before re-homing. We provide full lifetime backup for all adopted animals and therefore only rehome within the West Midlands.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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5TH PLACE

Paw Pose
Rescue UK

£129.70

Paw Pose was set up to help rehome dogs from Hungary who were rescued from the streets and kill-shelters. We, and our sister rescue Pacsi Kutyamenhely Alapítvány, Hajdúböszörmény Sanctuary, believe that every dog deserves a chance of a happy home – no matter what their background or circumstances. The majority of our rescues were due to be destroyed without proper assessment e.g. if the police are told a dog is dangerous it is marked to be killed. The same is true of unclaimed strays. Pacsi Kutyamenhely rescue and rehabilitate the dogs, Paw Pose then find them forever homes in the UK. Information is shared between the organisations so we can match the perfect dog to a waiting family.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

Winners Round 6 (12 December to 8 January 2021)

Total of 4 weeks sharing a charity fund of £2,987.06

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1ST PLACE

Border Collie
Trust GB

£1,493.53

Border Collie Trust G.B. Situated at Colton, Nr Rugeley rescuing and re-homing Border Collies throughout the UK. Prior to re-homing all dogs are wormed, vaccinated and micro-chipped and leave us with a lot of advice and information and the promise to take our dogs back at any time.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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2ND PLACE

Geordie Bullies
Springboard Rescue

£597.41

Geordie Bullies Springboard Rescue UK was formed in 2016 by Helen Seymour and Clair Knox.
As English Bulldog owners they could not stand by and see the way these iconic dogs were being used and abused for breeding and then discarded without a care for their wellbeing. So they created GBSR UK with the mission to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome English Bulldogs throughout the UK

All dogs are home fostered, and given the medical treatments required before rehoming to fully qualified homes with Rescue Back-up for life.
GBSR UK is run by volunteers and 100% of monies raised goes towards the dogs in their care.

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3RD PLACE

St Giles
Animal Rescue

£448.06

What we do is life-changing! St Giles Animal Rescue is responsible for taking and caring for 100% of the stray dogs over West Somerset, covering two council areas; Somerset West & Taunton and West Somerset. These dogs are brought to us by the dog warden and, if not reclaimed by their owners within the legal statutory time, we then re-home them on behalf of the councils. As well as the animals we take through these routes, we also care for many other rescue cats and dogs that come to us directly from families that are no longer able to care for them.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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4TH PLACE

The Edward
Foundation

£298.71

The Edward Foundation - Nationwide Breed Rescue for English Bulldogs - was founded in 2011 & became a registered charity in 2013. It is run purely on a volunteer basis and uses foster homes only. To date over 1500 bulldogs have been helped, mainly from the UK via dogs in poor health on the internet, individuals who can no longer keep their dogs or those abandoned by owners and find themselves unclaimed in the pound. We have also saved bulldogs from the meat trade in China, helped bulldogs from puppy farms in Hungary & via rescues in Europe - if a bulldog is in dire need we will endeavour to help if possible. EF is run purely on public donation and volunteers fundraising. All our dogs adopted get Rescue Backup for Life.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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5TH PLACE

K9 Crusaders
Dog Welfare

£149.35

K9 Crusaders is an independent dog rescue, rehoming and rehabilitation charity based in Cornwall. They rely solely on donations and their own fund-raising. They have a small, but dedicated, team that runs the kennels, fundraises, conducts behavioural support and offers advice on any aspect of dogs and their welfare.
K9 Crusaders accepts all dogs, including those who may have been rejected by other rescues as they have issues which make them difficult to rehome. They never put a healthy dog to sleep so dogs remain part of the K9 crew family until they are ready to move on to a new life.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

Winners Round 5 (14 November to 11 December 2020)

Total of 4 weeks sharing a charity fund of £1,734.54

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1ST PLACE

Edinburgh Dog
and Cat Home

£867.27

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home has been a safe haven to stray animals since 1883, and still rescues over a thousand lost or abandoned dogs and cats every year. We provide a vital service to the community by trying, wherever possible, to reunite owners with their missing animals. But there are times when owners cannot be found or are unable to cope – that’s when our re-homing programme comes in, when we find new homes for unwanted dogs and cats.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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2ND PLACE

Border Collie
Trust GB

£346.91

Border Collie Trust G.B. Situated at Colton, Nr Rugeley rescuing and re-homing Border Collies throughout the UK. Prior to re-homing all dogs are wormed, vaccinated and micro-chipped and leave us with a lot of advice and information and the promise to take our dogs back at any time.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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3RD PLACE

Bleakholt
Animal Sanctuary

£260.18

Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary is one of the largest of its kind in the North West of England. Stretching over a 55-acre site in Edenfield near Ramsbottom, Lancashire. Bleakholt is under constant development so as to be able to provide the very best possible care for over 350 animals currently with us. We currently find loving homes for over one thousand three hundred animals each year.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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4TH PLACE

Warrington
Animal Welfare

£173.45

Warrington Animal Welfare (WAW) in Cheshire was established in 1983 to promote responsible pet ownership and neutering.

WAW offers low cost neutering for pet owners on low income or benefits in a bid to reduce the amount of stray, abandoned and unwanted pets in Warrington and the surrounding areas. From their rescue centre WAW rescues and rehomes cats, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs, averaging 600+ adoptions each year.

WAW is also involved in community campaigns relating to promoting responsible pet ownership, neutering, microchipping and supporting feral cat colonies.The charity is solely funded by kind donations and fundraising.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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5TH PLACE

8 Below
Husky Rescue

£86.73

8 Below Husky Rescue are a registered charity who specialise in rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming northern breed dogs throughout the mainland UK.

All of the dogs who come into our care are fully assessed on arrival, they are all neutered (age/health permitting) microchipped, flea and wormed and are only rehomed when they are ready, into a suitable environment for that specific dog. We offer full rescue back up for life for all dogs, this gives the owners peace of mind that if for any reason they require help, we will be on hand to help.

Our team is made up of volunteers who dedicate their time to help raise awareness of the northern breeds along with helping fundraise at our many events throughout the year.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

Winners Round 4 (17 October to 13 November 2020)

Total of 4 weeks sharing a charity fund of £1,418.70

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1ST PLACE

Geordie Bullies
Springboard Rescue

£709.35

Geordie Bullies Springboard Rescue UK was formed in 2016 by Helen Seymour and Clair Knox.
As English Bulldog owners they could not stand by and see the way these iconic dogs were being used and abused for breeding and then discarded without a care for their wellbeing. So they created GBSR UK with the mission to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome English Bulldogs throughout the UK

All dogs are home fostered, and given the medical treatments required before rehoming to fully qualified homes with Rescue Back-up for life.
GBSR UK is run by volunteers and 100% of monies raised goes towards the dogs in their care.

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2ND PLACE

Lizzie's
Barn Sanctuary

£283.74

At Lizzie’s Barn we have a specially converted barn, which we use in preference to kennels, surrounded by 10 acres for exercise. Some of our dogs will stay with us forever due to old age or ill-health. We provide them with comfort, company and security for the rest of their lives. Some will be found homes as and when they are ready.

Much of our work is with abandoned abused and neglected dogs, and with puppies rejected by other organisations. The sanctuary is able to offer them the rich social experience, mixing with people and other dogs which is essential for their development. We find homes both locally and in other parts of the UK as this enables us to increase the number we can help. However to do this we need increased support. To ensure our dogs go to loving owners, all new homes must be vetted and/or references may also be required.

We are a small, family-run rescue without any paid staff, providing safety and sanctuary to dogs who have been to hell and back, having strangers around is stressful and unsettling for them, so we are unable to invite visitors to the sanctuary prior to vetting & without an appointment.

All of our dogs for adoption will have been neutered if old enough, and deemed fit enough, by our vet and come with four weeks free insurance cover. We ask for a set donation on adoption towards our many costs which enables us to continue our work and to help other dogs. Full lifetime support and back up is provided for every dog. They must be returned to Lizzie’s Barn at any time should the new owner be unable to care for them, and an undertaking by the owner to do so forms part of our adoption agreement.

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3RD PLACE

Wild Acre
Rescue

£212.81

Wild Acre Rescue is fortunate to have volunteers with a wealth of knowledge and experience, spanning over 30 years, in dealing with domestic pets. This has proved very beneficial and successful.

Our objectives are to promote the welfare of ill-treated, abandoned and homeless animals in the area. To also provide advice, support and education to the general public in all matters concerning the welfare of domestic pets. Our aim is to take domestic animals into care and restore their faith in human nature so that they are ready to move on to new homes.

We deal with health and behavioural problems as far as is possible, using our experience for both cats and dogs which, over the years, has proved very successful. Sometimes it just takes care, understanding, and a little time.

We look to place them with families who understand their individual needs. This is in the hope that a “FOREVER HOME” is found for every animal passing through our hands.

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4TH PLACE

Lincs Dobermann
Rescue

£141.87

Lincs Dobermann Rescue founded by Paula de Vries, became an official charity in 2017. Although Lincolnshire based, we travel the length and breadth of the UK to help Dobies and families in need.

We are a non-profit organisation, all our team donate time and effort to ensure that no Dobie is left in need and that they all have a successful rescue and rehoming journey.

We rely on the support and generosity of our members to raise the funds we need to provide veterinary support to our Lincs dogs to ensure that when our Dobie is rehomed, they are in good health and that their rehoming journey is as stress free as possible.

We have a saying, “once a Lincs dog, always a Lincs dog”. It is so important for the dog and the new owner that they have the knowledge and confidence that rescue back up is there for them if they need it. This really underpins the values of Lincs Dobermann Rescue

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Greenacres
Rescue

£70.94

Greenacres is a small, non-profit, animal rescue centre in the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside. Founded in June 2008, when the need for our effort was recognised. Twelve years on we are now the only all animal rescue centre in Pembrokeshire. We try our very best to help any animal in need and although Pembrokeshire based we work throughout the UK.

Greenacres Rescue believes that every animal deserves a second chance, and with your support, we can hopefully give them just that.

Winners Round 3 (19 September to 16 October 2020)

Total of 4 weeks sharing a charity fund of £1,520.10

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1ST PLACE

The Edward
Foundation

£760.05

The Edward Foundation - Nationwide Breed Rescue for English Bulldogs - was founded in 2011 & became a registered charity in 2013. It is run purely on a volunteer basis and uses foster homes only. To date over 1500 bulldogs have been helped, mainly from the UK via dogs in poor health on the internet, individuals who can no longer keep their dogs or those abandoned by owners and find themselves unclaimed in the pound. We have also saved bulldogs from the meat trade in China, helped bulldogs from puppy farms in Hungary & via rescues in Europe - if a bulldog is in dire need we will endeavour to help if possible. EF is run purely on public donation and volunteers fundraising. All our dogs adopted get Rescue Backup for Life.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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2ND PLACE

Phoenix French
Bulldog Rescue

£304.02

Phoenix was established at the end of the end of 2016 and set loose on the unsuspecting on-line General Public on January 8th 2017 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - our team is UK wide. Charity status was awarded on 8th March 2017. We operate using various social media platforms and have no ‘base’. All our dogs are placed into pre-assessed, loving and knowledgeable foster homes, no kennels, ever. Dogs stay in foster-care for a minimum of 2 weeks, maybe much longer if they need to be mended physically or behaviourally – this is why our vet fees are around 3K-7K per month.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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Holly Hedge
Animal Sanctuary

£228.02

Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary provides a lifeline for around 800 pets every year.

Established in 1992, we serve the population of Bristol, taking care of unwanted cats and dogs and help to rescue animals at risk of being euthanised in pounds throughout the UK. We have an open-door policy, meaning we don't discriminate against age, health or behavioural issues, and are a last chance for many animals. At any one time we have 150 dogs, cats, kittens and puppies in our care, and there is no time limit on an animal’s stay with us.

It is our mission to turn every sad story into a positive one, and give every animal in our care a second chance at happiness and their forever home.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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FLOOF UK French
Bulldog Rescue

£152.01

We are a registered charity, run by friendly and dedicated volunteers. The group was set up in response to seeing the inhumane treatment of some French Bulldogs. Some of these poor dogs are currently living in horrible conditions, left outside, cold, abused and often denied veterinary care. in the 3 years we have been operating we have helped almost 400 dogs and seeing the increase in health conditions we also aim to educate people.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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South East
Dog Rescue

£76.01

Founded in 2009, SEDR is a true 'no-kill' rescue and rehoming centre based in Maidstone, Kent.

Across the UK, primarily helping 'death row' dogs in council pounds who would be otherwise euthanised. We help the general public re-home their dogs when their circumstances change. We have gained a reputation for, and regularly help, some of the most abused, starved and neglected welfare cases in the UK.

Our Mission
Providing a second chance to abandoned, neglected and unwanted dogs, finding them loving, furever homes. Some we receive cannot cope in a 'traditional' home environment therefore given sanctuary at the centre for the remainder of their lives.

What we do
Run entirely by volunteers, SEDR ensures that dogs are neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before placement. We provide rescue back up for the remainder of our dogs lives.

SEDR is a non-profit organisation and relies solely on donations and receives no government funding.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

Winners Round 2 (22 August to 18 September 2020)

Total of 4 weeks sharing a charity fund of £939.30

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St Giles
Animal Rescue

£469.65

What we do is life-changing! St Giles Animal Rescue is responsible for taking and caring for 100% of the stray dogs over West Somerset, covering two council areas; Somerset West & Taunton and West Somerset. These dogs are brought to us by the dog warden and, if not reclaimed by their owners within the legal statutory time, we then re-home them on behalf of the councils. As well as the animals we take through these routes, we also care for many other rescue cats and dogs that come to us directly from families that are no longer able to care for them.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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Lurcher SOS
Sighthound Rescue

£187.86

We are a small non-destruct rescue charity founded in March 2010. Our HQ is in Surrey and our dogs are in foster homes throughout the Home Counties and beyond. All our dogs are placed in warm and loving foster homes where they are carefully assessed and, if needed, rehabilitated.

By placing our dogs in foster homes, we can get a much better idea of their temperament and we can establish if they get along with other dogs as well as give them some basic training – something that a lot of them have never had before. All Lurcher SOS rescue dogs are neutered where possible and given full veterinary treatment, microchipped and vaccinated wormed and deflead before going to their new homes. We are happy to home thought England, Wales and Scotland.

We are a non-profit organization and receive no funding. We rely solely on donations from the public and are always in need of fundraising support to cover the cost of the care of our dogs. All funds go directly to caring for hounds as we have no paid staff - we are all volunteers who give our time and care willingly for free.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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3RD PLACE

From Foster
To Forever

£140.90

My name is Mandy and I set up our Rescue Facebook page in 2017 after seeing how badly dogs were treated in Cyprus, Romania, Spain and other places. Originally set up to help rescues and potential adopters come together and I would help with fostering, homechecks, airport runs. However Pamela then joined me and we soon established being a rescue in our own right. We now reserve dogs from kill stations, abusive situations, neglected ones and get them to a safe place ready to travel to the UK. We try and help dogs from horrific situations, dogs that are overlooked, older dogs or disabled. EVERY LIFE IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR. We pride ourselves on the personal touch. Always at the end of the phone 24/7. Full back up rescue. All our dogs that we rescue have a story to tell. So we tell it. We are their voice....

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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Hope
Rescue

£93.93

Since 2005 Hope Rescue has been saving the lives of stray, abandoned and unwanted dogs that, through no fault of their own, need a second chance. We commit to take all the stray dogs from six Local Authorities in South Wales - Merthyr Tydfil, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Bridgend and the western half of the Vale of Glamorgan - irrespective of their age, breed or medical condition. We also help owners in crisis who need to surrender their dogs, giving them peace of mind that their dogs will be rehomed responsibly.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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Foal Farm
Animal Rescue

£46.97

Our mission is to take in as many animals as we can properly care for, to restore them to health and happiness and where possible find them good new homes, or provide sanctuary for life.

Foal Farm animal rescue centre is a registered charity based at Biggin Hill in Kent. Its aim is to take in as many sick, distressed and unwanted animals as possible and restore them to health and happiness. The animals are kept on a 26 acre farm where they are neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and given any other medical assistance necessary. Dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and other small animals are then placed in secure and loving vetted homes. Horses, donkeys, cows, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and geese spend their natural lives at Foal Farm. No healthy animal is ever destroyed, and if no home can be found, the animal becomes a resident for the rest of its life.

Foal Farm relies entirely on voluntary contributions, legacies and money made from fund raising events.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

Winners Round 1 (25 July to 21 August 2020)

Total of 4 weeks sharing a charity fund of £580.35

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1ST PLACE

K9 Crusaders
Dog Welfare

£290.18

K9 Crusaders is an independent dog rescue, rehoming and rehabilitation charity based in Cornwall. They rely solely on donations and their own fund-raising. They have a small, but dedicated, team that runs the kennels, fundraises, conducts behavioural support and offers advice on any aspect of dogs and their welfare.
K9 Crusaders accepts all dogs, including those who may have been rejected by other rescues as they have issues which make them difficult to rehome. They never put a healthy dog to sleep so dogs remain part of the K9 crew family until they are ready to move on to a new life.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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Babbington
Dog Rescue

£116.07

Babbington Rescue was first established in 1993 to cater for stray and abandoned dogs. Since the rescue changed hands in 2003, over 10,000 dogs have come through the doors at the rescue needing help. Babbington is a non profit organisation, which means we must find and raise all monies needed for operations, vaccines, micro-chipping, heating, bedding, food, water rates and rehab work. Part of the way we do this is by running a boarding kennels and pet shop, where all profit goes straight to the rescue to help pay bills. All our staff are full qualified in Animal care to a minimum of level two and we have a qualified behaviourist on site. All our dogs leave neutered/speyed, micro-chipped and vaccinated.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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Balto and Co
Dog Rescue

£87.05

Balto and Co are a foster based, non-profit, no kill organisation dedicated to the care, rehabilitation, and foster/adoption of dogs – all sizes and breeds. The rescue is staffed by volunteers.

- We work with Pound dogs that are at risk, as well as dogs that owners can no longer care for.
- We aim to place dogs into suitable loving foster care and adopted homes. Those that can’t be rehabilitated enough to live in a home we provide sanctuary space for.
- We support owners of domestic abuse and those that are homeless with temporary foster for their dogs.
- We provide vaccinations, flea & worm treatments, microchips and spay/neutering. Medical care and rehabilitation as necessary.
- We work alongside other rescues and organisations to help more dogs
- We stay in contact with all fosterers and adopters offering daily support and behavioural needs.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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Fall In Love
With A Rescue

£43.53

Since September 2013, Fall in Love with a Rescue has been rescuing and rehoming dogs saved from council pounds across the UK that would otherwise be destroyed.

Though we primarily rescue Sighthounds – such as Greyhounds, Whippets and Lurchers in general – we have been known to occasionally take on other breeds. Our dogs are fully neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed, deflead and given a full health check before being adopted.

As a non-profit organistation, Fall in Love with a Rescue strongly rely on public donations to help save and care for our dogs. We are also currently developing our network of fosterers and volunteers, so that we can save even more dogs, and give them another chance at life.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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Moor-view
Rescue

£43.53

Moor-view Rescue is based in the Yorkshire Dales and is run as a small, independent rescue whose activities are funded solely by donations and fundraising. Since it was established in 2009 Moor-view has rehomed over 2000 dogs in the UK. Most of the dogs at Moor-view come from local pounds where stray or abandoned dogs are taken. Without a place in a rescue such as ours, many dogs are euthanised when their time in the pound is up.

For more details, use the links below to visit their website and social media channels.

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