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The Dog Rescue Foundation CIC


The Dog Rescue Foundation has various programs, all aimed at supporting dogs in need - including general welfare, homeless dogs, and especially dog rescue. We depend on your support in order to improve lives and make the world a better place for our canine friends.

Our vision: "A world where every dog has a safe home and good quality of life."

Our mission: To support rescue, shelter, fostering and dog welfare - across the UK and locally.

Dog Walker at the Park

Who We Are

Lending a Helping Hand

Inspired by a life-changing event, The Dog Rescue Foundation is based in North-West England and we pride ourselves on being an enthusiastic and innovative organisation, trying hard to improve the lives of dogs in need across England, Wales & Scotland.

We are proud members of Cumbria CVS, Wirral Chamber of Commerce, the Small Charities Coalition, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and also the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations - and our operational procedures follow The Fundraising Code.


How We Help

It Starts With the Will to Make a Difference

We are working tirelessly to expand our causes and help those in need. Every donation and every product sold goes towards making our world a better place, so if you’re looking to contribute a donation or your time, please get in touch today. Making a positive difference has never been so easy.

Donation Jar

Your support


One of the key purposes of The Dog Rescue Foundation is to provide direct financial and product support to the great many volunteer-run rescue organisations around the UK, such as shelters, rescue centres and re-housing projects.   We are dedicating a lot of time and resources to our charitable causes, and hope you’ll help us continue this work.  With your help, we are able to transform the lives of vulnerable dogs in many areas of England & Wales.


Ownership & Education


One of the biggest challenges is finding (responsible!) "pet parents" to adopt each of the rescue dogs.  We will soon be launching a series of initiatives under the "Give a Dog a Home" campaign, with the aim of finding great people who are able to permanently adopt (or temporarily foster) a dog. Please also watching this space regarding the forthcoming DAILY BARK initiative!

Volunteer Team

Raising Funds


We have a successful charitable fundraising project whereby members of the public donate directly to us.  Separately, we have several projects whereby we receive funds via the sales of a unique range of hospitality-themed dog treats.


Are you another dog organisation or charity?

Would you consider collaborating with us or taking part in one of our projects?

Moreover, we may be able to help you with donations of food or finance.  Decisions are made based on our open & transparent grant-making policy, however the following areas are usually not supported:

  • Charities outside of the UK (restricted to 10% of our resources).

  • Individual members of the public.

  • Organisations offering only sanctuary to animals, with no focus to rehabilitate or rehome or foster (except in particular circumstances).

  • Organisations that spend an unreasonable amount of monies on admin, salaries or overheads, or otherwise resulting in an unrealistic cost per animal helped.

  • Veterinary schools (unless for exceptional cases).

  • Charities with cash or investments exceeding 1 year's expenditure (unless our support is for a specific project).

Collecting Donations

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together"

Vincent Van Gogh


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