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Welcome to Charity Spotlight – a handy reference point for good folk doing great work. We’re helping to raise the profile of this diverse group of people and we encourage you to get involved with them, be it fundraising or even volunteering.

We would like to include all charities – large and small – that have anything at all to do with the world of dogs. If you’d like to see your organisation featured in these pages, please call us on 01276 858880 for more details. And if you’ve not yet got charity status but are still doing great work, have a chat with our team – we may still be able to include you!

Featured Charity

Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue Centre

Our charity was originally started in March 2003. It was made possible by a dedicated team, strong support from the local people and help from the local media. Since then, we have built up our kennels, opened six charity shops in the region and rehomed well over 5,000 dogs.

Our rescue centre covers the whole of Dumfries and Galloway but, when space permits, we will take in dogs from pounds in England and from Northern Ireland to save them from destruction.

In 2018, we set up a welfare scheme to help owners in times of crisis by providing short-term care for their dogs. We also have a contract with our local council to look after stray dogs while they wait to be reclaimed by their owners. If they are not claimed, we will rehome them.

This year marks our 20th birthday, so we have been celebrating by holding fundraiser events every month, ranging from a big kennel sleepover involving all the staff and a 20-mile walk with the dogs. Pop over to our Facebook page to find out more.

Our centre always sits at full capacity and with an ever-growing list of dogs and owners in need of help, our work is never done. Many people help us by donating through our website, sharing our social media posts, donating items to sell in our shops, volunteering their time, becoming
a member of the charity and, of course, if in a position to do so, adopting from us.

To find out how you can help, please get in touch today. You can call us on 01387 770210, email us on info@caninerescue.co.uk or visit our website at caninerescue.co.uk

Registered Charity No: SCO31991

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