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Closed 18/04/2023

raised of £50,000 target by 893 supporters

    Weʼve raised £21,767 to open the doors of our new Sanctuary and Rehabilitation Retreat for the dogs no-one wants

    Funded on Tuesday, 18th April 2023

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    Help us open the doors in 2023

    Dogs4Rescue is the UKs pioneering kennel-free rescue saving dogs in desperate need from the UK and around the world. We have already purchased ouright our new site, an idyllic 41 acre plot near Accrington which will become a Sanctuary and Rehabilitation Retreat for the dogs no-one wants. Planning permission is secured, conditions discharged and groundworks completed and we are now ready to start work on the phase 1 build to enable us open the doors in the first half of this year. This includes a large communal dog log cabin and secure 2 acre adventure playground for the first 20 dogs to move there.

    The rescue world is experiencing an unprecedented crisis and we must do all we can to create more rescue spaces as soon as possible. But we need your help to get over the line. Anthing you can spare would be greatly appreciated.

    Tour the new site with Doorbell Milo with his GoPro Dogcam. Strap in for an energetic ride!

    At the height of lockdown, we crowdfunded £450,000 to buy an idyllic 41 acre site with potential as big as our imagination. With a derelict barn, house and 12 footings which all have outline planning permission we will have the capacity to house 80 dogs in the long-term. This will be a unique and much needed facility in the UK rescue world.

    A phenomenal amount of work has happened over the last two years and we are so close to opening Phase 1 of the site now. The dogs' log cabin has been ordered, the fencing for their adventure playground purchased, and we have lots of companies on board to help with the fit out. But we still need help to fund the concrete sub-base their home will stand on, get utilities up to the site, make good the road up and hardstanding areas to facilitate the construction.

    We are custodians of an incredible piece of the countryside and are committed to leaving large areas untouched. There are no plans for an external perimeter so our boundaries can flow as they always have. The whole of the old reservoir area will eventually become a rewilding project with a plan to help sustain local wildlife and vegetation. We have already planted 400 trees behind the phase 1 area.

    Dogs4Rescue is the UK’s pioneering kennel-free dog rescue, the life mission of Emma Billington. We have developed a new approach to dog rescue where our dogs live, eat and sleep together as packs while they wait for their forever homes. In 9 years we have successfully rehomed over 1600 dogs.

    Our mission is to rescue the dogs no-one else wants. We save UK pound dogs facing euthanasia, take problem cases for the likes of Battersea and rescue dogs in desperate need from around the world. We have around 15 sanctuary dogs who cannot safely be rehomed. This stable group of dogs is core to our innovative pack rehabilitation work which will soon be based at the new site near Accrington. Our current site in Irlam will then go back to being a rehoming centre.

    Dogs4Rescue is a not-for-profit CIC, Registration No: 10827644



    • Emma Billington9 months ago
      Emma Billington

      Emma Billington

      9 months ago

      The build is underway and just look at the size of the dogs' log cabin!!!

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      Apr 17, 2023


    • Andy Fellows

      Andy Fellows

      Apr 16, 2023

      A joy to see, thank you for your hard work


    • Pete Edmunds

      Pete Edmunds

      Apr 16, 2023

      Just like to say to everyone that's helping out. Your all amazing.


    • Sherlock


      Apr 14, 2023

      Good luck❤️


    • Christine in France

      Christine in France

      Apr 12, 2023

      Good Luck! Your story is inspiring.


    • Anonymous


      Apr 11, 2023

    • Anonymous


      Apr 11, 2023

      Can't wait to see your new site opened and up and running. You are amazing.


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    Dogs4Rescue is the UK's pioneering kennel-free dog rescue saving dogs in desperate need from the UK and abroad. Our rescue is powered by love. Dogs4Rescue is a not-for-profit CIC, Registration No: 10827644 Socials @Dogs4Rescue

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