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33%
£111,170
raised of £329,000 target by 4176 supporters

Weʼre raising £329,000 to buy the Dogs4Rescue ‘Sanctuary & Rehabilitation Retreat’ to save the dogs no-one else wants

Manchester, United Kingdom
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We are raising £329,000 to secure a second site - ‘Sanctuary, Rehabilitation & Retreat’ - Dogs 4 Rescue World! (Was £550,000 - we have amended the target to reflect the offline donations including living legacies, pledges and funds transferred in to the bank and paypal that we have received that do not show on here.)

We have found the perfect location with rolling hills, more than 40 acres of land including woodland, streams, shelters and full of nature and places to explore. But we have a mountain to climb to raise the funds before a developer snaps it up. Viewings are happening daily and the clock is ticking. Please DONATE and help us turn this idyllic spot it into the UK’s leading kennel-free Dog Sanctuary and Rehabilitation Retreat instead. We face a David v Goliath situation but we have to do it for the dogs. There are just so many who need this kind of facility who otherwise face euthanasia and we turn away increasing numbers of these cases each week.

We’ve already achieved what they said couldn’t be done; successfully developing and pioneering the UK's first kennel-free, group dog rescue. Our centre in Manchester has supporters around the world who take daily joy in watching our dogs live and play together as a pack. In the 7 years we have been going we have successfully rehomed almost 1500 dogs, but we are now full. During lock-down we took in many desperate rehabilitation cases who had become stuck in the UK kennel system. With our pack of permanent dogs, we are uniquely placed to rehabilitate the most damaged and frightened souls. We have become known for turning problem cases around, but the process takes time and the need is far greater than we could ever have imagined. Every day we turn down dogs from other rescues who have run out of options, or well-meaning people who have adopted and found themselves with no back up when things do not work out. The lock-down puppy boom is expected to bring a surge of difficult cases (estimated 40,000 according to dogs trust) into the rescue system and will be unable to help as the long stayers are currently blocking those places.

The Dream

Our plan is to open a dedicated Sanctuary and Rehabilitation Retreat, rescuing UK poundies facing euthanasia and dogs in need from around the world. This would become a pioneering world-class rehabilitation centre of excellence where the pack helps to heal each other. And for those who we can't turn around, it would be an amazing forever home with all their friends, living a full, happy and safe life.

Our mission has always been to help as many dogs as we can, saving our spaces for the ones no-one else can. With a specific rehabilitation site we could save more and turn their lives around. We could choose the problem dogs who, through no fault of their own, have become stuck in the kennel system. The feral dogs who were never ready to adjust to life in a regular home but ended up in the UK in unsuitable places. We could choose to rescue more of the older ones who are harder to rehome, the disabled ones that no-one has the facilities to care for, or the frightened ones who may take weeks of work but have all the potential to blossom into a happy much loved pet.

What is life without a challenge. But our window to secure the property is now. We are asking dog lovers around the world to DONATE what they can to help the dogs no-one else can. We will create the most perfect oasis for them where they can be at one with nature and at peace with the world as they learn to trust humans again. We just need your help to get there.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Em and Lou x

Please note that in the event we were unable to secure the second site refunds will be available or monies can be left in the pot for other charitable uses. If you would rather give a significant pledge outside of the Just Giving site please contact us.

We will update everyone as things go along and with any other donations coming from elsewhere so you can see where we are at with our target.

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  • Dogs4Rescue3 months ago
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    Dogs4Rescue

    3 months ago

    We have amended the target to reflect the donations and pledges we have received offline. It's been another phenomenal day of support where we have been inundated with offers from different areas and all are helping to get us to the big target. With 2 days left we are starting to get very excited for what the future may bring. Thanks for being part of it <3 xx

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  • Dogs4Rescue3 months ago
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    Dogs4Rescue

    3 months ago

    Hi everyone and thanks for getting on board with your fabulous donations. There is money coming into the Bank and our Paypal account too and we've had one supporter donate £10,000 and another £50,000!! So the total is whatever the page stands at plus currently another £67380. We have some loan offers too and the great news that behind the scenes we have been getting many interesting offers flooding in from all angles and we are about to go to press with it all today. Please keep sharing as this dream is becoming a reality <3 hank you all x

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Page last updated on: 12/3/2020 18.55

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4176

  • Mark Tilbury

    Mark Tilbury

    Dec 3, 2020

    All the best with your dream to buy the land etc... many thanks to you all for giving all the doggies a second chance and a loving home :-)

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 1, 2020

    Hope this little donation helps towards your goal.

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 1, 2020

  • Joseph Harrison

    Joseph Harrison

    Dec 1, 2020

    You are living my dream. I wish I could do what you are doing. You are my inspiration.

  • Patsy

    Patsy

    Nov 30, 2020

    Hope everything goes to plan

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 29, 2020

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    Anonymous

    Nov 28, 2020

    £10.00

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Dogs4Rescue

Dogs4Rescue

Manchester, United Kingdom

Dogs 4 Rescue is the UK's pioneering kennel-free rescue saving UK poundies facing euthanasia and dogs in desperate need from around the world. Since 2013 we have found loving homes for almost 1500 dogs. We are a not-for-profit organisation, registered CIC No: 10827644.

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