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raised of £175,000 target by 1317 supporters

Weʼre raising £175,000 to Help Dogs 4 Rescue in our next phase of the Dog Rescue Revolution so we can save more dogs in desperate need. Read on about the excitement!

Manchester, United Kingdom

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We are raising £175,000 to build a second site for Dogs 4 Rescue. We’ve achieved what they said couldn’t be done; successfully developing and pioneering the UK's first kennel-free, group dog rescue. Our rescue dogs live stress free, cohabiting happily as a pack with their own adventure playground, group enrichment enclosures and cabin where they sleep together at night while they wait for their forever homes. In the 5 years we have been running we have saved over 1000 abused dogs from around the world and UK poundies no-one else wanted to take.

We are nearing completion of our first site, an adaption of our farmhouse home into a fully fledged free-running rescue, but it’s relatively small and full to capacity. Now we turn our ambitions to a purpose built second site which would enable us to to expand and quite literally save hundreds more dogs every year. In addition to being a dream environment for dogs, it will also have purpose built volunteer and public visitor areas with parking so many more people can experience our alternative vision for dog rescue, and adopt well socialised dogs.

Dogs4Rescue is a small independent not-for-profit and we do not receive any funding. Our Irlam rescue is largely funded by the profits from our daycare business but for this new site we are reliant on public donations and support from visionary businesses to get behind us and create an alternative future for desperate dogs here and allover the world. We provide lifetime Rescue Back Up and all our dogs are neutered, microchipped and vaccinated.

Why support us?

• We were the first of its kind in the UK, a free running Dog rescue who have rescued over 1000 dogs in 5 years .... we do everything for the dogs most in need, saving as many lives as we can.

• Dogs4Rescue is a registered Community Interest Company. It is a social enterprise which uses donated profits from Daycare 4Dogs and animal loving members of the public to carry out its vital work to save dogs and fine new homes for them. We have never received any government or any other kind of funding.

• We have created a new demand for rescue dogs and seen those who would not usually choose to rescue become huge advocates for what we do.

• We are completely different to any other rescue. We don’t use kennels, we rehome (suitable dogs) with families, including those with children, we rehome to people who work full time and we can also help provide the care dogs need through our Daycare 4 Dogs centre, at a discounted rate (encouraging people to rescue and increasing our customer base to support the rescue).

• Our dogs are social, assessed and we provide lifetime backup unlike most. We have dogs of all ages, size, breed, colour, coat type, those good with cats and other animals and we match those most suitable depending upon people’s family arrangements, other pets, work commitments and energy levels.

• We will change the image of a dog rescue centre from one of a depressing, desolate place full of kennels of despair, to a happy, welcoming place where dogs enjoy exercise, love and warmth in abundance.

• Dogs don’t need to be lonely and scared while waiting for their homes, developing issues and being confined to prison-like cells. Dogs in our rescue live happily whether their forever home comes up quickly or not.

• We don’t choose to help the easy to rehome dogs but instead help those we can and those most in need. We take from UK pounds where dogs are on death row, we also help street dogs from overseas and those in mass pounds who stand no chance of making it.

• Our dogs have promoted us. They are our best advert. Friends and families of those who have rescued from us now flock to us and this will only continue to increasing at speed.

• Be a part of the first purpose built free-running rescue of the future.

We need somewhere with a car park for visitors, volunteers and dedicated areas for people to spend quality time with the dogs. We want people to be able to get involved and enjoy the experience while learning more about what we do and helping to save dogs.

The goal is to purchase a building with land, perfect from which to be able to run the rescue. We need to raise funds to purchase the building and fit it out and undertake ground works to the dog park to make it fully functional and ready for use. This is a £375,000 project minimum. We can access financing for £200,000 but we need a further £175,000 to make it happen.

We have never received any funding or help from any government body or any of the bigger rescues. Everything we have done so far has been through the profits of our Daycare 4 Dogs business which solely funds the rescue and the mini fundraisers that we have run along the way.

We have big dreams, we want to be able to run events and for families and their dogs to be a part of what we are doing. We want to save many thousands of dogs, not just hundreds of dogs each year and make a huge difference, not just a small one. We want to continue our mission to revolutionise the dog rescue world in the UK by showing how things can be done.

Please help by donating any amount you can.... every little helps as they say.

Donate £20 and "buy a brick" for the yellow brick road of the dog park...... or donate £100 to get you, or your pets', name on a plaque on the centre's wall when we open. We are grateful of any and all donations so donate now and help us achieve the rescue of all of our dreams.

Thank you,

Em, Lou and all the helpers and doggies at Dogs 4 Rescue

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  • Dogs4Rescue2 years ago


    2 years ago

    IMPORTANT UPDATE OF THE FUTURE OF D4R!!!! Please see updated write up at the top of the page (too long it won't let me put it on here)

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  • Dogs4Rescue2 years ago


    2 years ago

    Over £10k raised in just weeks - thanks to you all! I can't tell you what it means. We know the target seems far away but every £1 that comes in shows people care & want to help make this happen - it means everything. Every message you sent is read & appreciated. We will get there - it's just a matter of time. It's hard to support in the early days when the target is far away but you guys are making this happen. £50k has also been generously donated into the bank so have reduced the target by £50k instead Thank you so much everyone xx

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  • Dogs4Rescue2 years ago


    2 years ago

    The interior and 3D images are through showing the internal layout including meeting rooms, doggie bathing areas and feeding stations. Hopefully this will show how it could look when finished and give people an idea of what we are looking to achieve when we raise enough to get going. We can't wait to get started...

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2 years ago

Dogs4Rescue started crowdfunding

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Page last updated on: 1/24/2020 20.21



  • Anonymous


    Jan 24, 2020


  • Abi Herron

    Abi Herron

    Jan 24, 2020

    We love your ethos. You're really making a difference.


  • debbie clarke

    debbie clarke

    Jan 15, 2020

    I think what you guys are doing is amazing. I wish other charities would follow your lead and end putting animals in a caged type of environment.


  • Jodie Fraser-Smith

    Jodie Fraser-Smith

    Jan 12, 2020

    What a wonderful story and job you are doing! Amazing 😍🐾


  • Helen Gradwell

    Helen Gradwell

    Jan 2, 2020

    For Lola and all the lovely pups at Dogs4Rescue. Thanks for all your brilliant work, Emma and Lou!


  • Sally Cawley

    Sally Cawley

    Jan 1, 2020

    Well done Emma and Louise. Really inspired by how you are with the dogs Good luck with your fundraising Sal Cawley


  • Susie Phillips

    Susie Phillips

    Jan 1, 2020

    Amazing cause xx



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Manchester, United Kingdom

Dogs 4 Rescue started October 2013. An organisation which saves UK dogs on death row and takes abused street dogs from abroad. We are a registered Community Interest Company (CIC) in England and Wales: No 10827644. Find out more at on Facebook & Twitter

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