For over 50 years, Chilterns Dog Rescue Society have been caring for and rehoming abandoned dogs, many with tragic pasts and uncertain futures, by taking them in and finding them loving homes. Since they opened in 1963, they have rescued and rehomed over 18,000 dogs, as well as permanently taking in and caring for dogs whose owners are currently unable to care for their pets for various reasons.
As they have grown, they continue to take more and more dogs into their care; moving into their purpose-built rescue centre in 2017. They make their rescue dogs their full priority, refusing to put down any animal unless for extreme medical conditions or untreatable behavioural issues. When they rehome dogs, they ensure that alongside matching up owners with dogs who are compatible in terms of behaviour, temperament and breed; they also provide ongoing support to owners with regards to training and care.
Many of the staff are unpaid volunteers who help walk, feed and care for the dogs on a day to day basis, as well as hosting events and helping visitors around the rescue. With over 350 dogs in their care every year, they rely solely on donations and sponsorship to continue their work and take in more dogs in need. They take donations of towels, blankets, dog food and other everyday necessities as well as raising funds with events and kennel sponsorship. Sponsoring a kennel means that you can help pay for the stay of not just one dog but all who stay there, paying for the cost of the kennel per year is just £12 on an annual basis.
Vote this November and with your support, they can continue to help dogs in need to find the homes they deserve, and match up loving owners with the perfect pup. If you want more information about the rescue, wish to donate or want to find out about homing one of their rescue dogs then be sure to visit the Chiltern's Dog Rescue Society website.