Do you feel you could open your heart and your home to a dog in need?
Fostering is a good way of helping a dog in need and also helps you to find the dog that suits your lifestyle.
The rescue pays all the bills for that dog. We help with training and support for you.
Please have a look at our foster form to see if you could help a wee dog in need like Olive here.
We've some exciting news at Staffie Smiles Rescue, we are building our very own kennel space for a long-term dog currently in our care.
As a small rescue, we've never had a kennel of our own. However, we've found in recent times there is greater demand for long-term kennel spaces. Long-term boarding at a private kennel is a HUGE expense, with one dog alone costing us £2700 so far this year.
One of our team members is very kindly donating a piece of her garden and we have big dreams of building a kennel here with space for up to two dogs.
Not only would our own kennel help us save vital funds but it would also be in the best interest of our harder-to-rehome dogs. Especially those who would benefit from a quieter space and being closer to our volunteer team for walks and cuddles everyday. Our behaviourist will continue to visit on a regular basis for training and rehabilitation.
Please note, that this is not a permanent solution for long-term dogs, our intention is very much to rehome these dogs once they are ready to be rehomed. This is only a small project but it will make a massive difference to these dogs and to our rescue.
We know this is a big ask of our supporters. Especially as you've already shown us so much generosity in these difficult times. Any donation towards our kennel is greatly appreciated.
SSR is staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers who like you have jobs and family commitments. They give their free time to help save these abandoned dogs and give them a future.
No one receives salaries or expenses. All fund raised go to helping the dogs.
We now have coordinators covering the Edinburgh/Perthshire/Fife/Dundee/Angus/Aberdeen/Borders area and a few other areas within Scotland.
Our volunteers help the rescue with dog walking, transporting, fundraising, social networking, supporting fosters and new adopters as well as supporting each other.
We are always looking for new volunteers to join us. If like us you can spare a few hrs a month to help the dogs then please contact us.