Donations, sponsorship and rehoming are essential ways for people to help us, but there are lots of other ways to get involved.
Use the menu below to read about each of the ways in which you can help us to help our dogs.
Tower Farm, Oxford Road, Stokenchurch, Bucks, HP14 3TD
01494 482 695
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Stokenchurch Dog Rescue and Welfare Society
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Stokenchurch Dog Rescue (formerly known as The Dog Rescue and Welfare Society) was originally formed by local residents in 1963 to save the lives of stray and unwanted dogs, as well as those impounded by the Police.
Since then many thousands of dogs have been brought to us and have been successfully re-homed. We only use reward based training methods for our dogs and request that all new owners do likewise.
We never destroy a healthy dog, believing that somewhere there is a kind and permanent home for every dog. We also take in and care for the sick, the old and the traumatised, and no dog in need is ever refused our help. If we have room, we offer them all a home and do everything within our power to rehabilitate them whenever possible, both physically and psychologically.
Petplan and the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) have joined forces for the second year of these Animal Charity Awards.
Petplan has worked closely with animal rehoming centres for over 36 years and sees first-hand the fantastic work that goes on every day to help improve the welfare of animals. These awards provide an opportunity for people to recognise the dedication and commitment of charity staff and volunteers, and they also allow pet owners to say ‘thank you’.
The three award categories are:
Animal Charity Team of the Year
Animal Charity Employee of the Year
Animal Charity Volunteer of the Year
You can nominate via the link below or nomination forms can be picked up from reception.
We are always looking for individuals to help us out on a Voluntary basis, either working in the Kennels, Dog Walking, Administration, Fund Raising and so on.
In particular we are currently looking for a volunteer to run our very successful monthly Jumble Sales. Full support will be given for this role, so please contact the Kennels if you think you can help.
In recent years Stokenchurch Dog Rescue has made great strides in modernising the Kennels.
Our latest development has been to build an Isolation Unit, and after lots of hard work and financial support the Unit is now "Open for Business"
The Unit can house up to 16 dogs on arrival so that we can ensure that they are fit and healthy before joining the rest of our residents in the main block while they wait for their forever homes.
In the Unit the new arrivals are segregated to check for infections needing treatment, and avoid bugs spreading to our other dogs. Also, sick dogs can be nursed back to health before being found new homes.
Unfortunately these things don't come cheap. It has cost in excess of £250,000 to build and refurbish the new buildings. If you can spare any amount of money, no matter how large or how small, towards the cost of the Unit this will enable us to continue caring for and re-homing the many dogs that pass through the Rescue each year.
Please spare what you can, and send it to the Kennels at the address given alongside. Alternatively you can donate on-line via this website. If you want to know more about this exciting new development, please call the Kennels on 01494 482695.
No, not the 2012 Olympics - however we do feel our dogs should be awarded gold and silver medals! We are collecting broken or unwanted items of gold and silver jewellery. Most of us have odd earrings, cufflinks or broken bits of gold or silver jewellery which on their may not have too much value, but collectively could raise some much needed funds for our dogs.
If you have any such items you could donate, please send to the kennels for the attention of Lisa Morley.
We always have dogs of all ages, sizes and shapes, and all have different personalities, temperaments and needs. Some may need an extra-special new home, others may need owners with experience of their particular breed, and some may not be suitable to share a new home with small children. Always keeping our dogs’ characteristics and previous experiences in mind, we do our very best to match the right owner with the right dog on an individual basis. Ideally, we like to re-home within a 50 mile radius so that we can offer any support needed after adoption.
We operate a first come, first served basis but this is only for the viewing of our dogs and after a registration form has been completed. This ensures that the viewing corridor does not get over crowded and helps to keep the dogs calm. However we do not operate a first come first served policy for the actual adoption of a dog, the process for this is far more interrogative.
If you express an interest in a specific dog you will then be interviewed by either our Dog Welfare Manager or his Deputy to ensure that your circumstances match the requirements of the dog that you have shown an interest in. If they feel that you are suitable as potential owners then you will get to meet the dog and if all goes well they will be reserved for you and will no longer be available for viewing.
We will then arrange a dog-mix (if you already own a dog), then a home check to ensure that your accommodation is suitable for the dog that you have chosen. If your home and garden is considered acceptable you will then have to register with a Veterinary Practice before you are able to formally adopt the dog.
You will then need to attend a pre-adoption talk, held on Tuesdays or Fridays at 3.45pm, where you will receive advice and information regarding your new addition. You will then be able to take your new family member home.
Therefore, if you have not followed our pre-adoption procedure listed above, you are unable to reserve a dog over the telephone. However, you may reserve the dog over the telephone if you have fully completed the pre-adoption procedure above and have then gone away to think about your decision over-night. Although we cannot guarantee that the particular dog will still be available
Click 'Our Dogs' for more information.
Because it is our policy never to destroy a healthy dog, and because of particularly damaging experiences in their past, some of our charges are, unfortunately, with us for a long time - and sometimes even for life. Sponsoring a dog is a great way to help us care for them.
But there are many other ways in which you can help us provide the care neglected dogs so desperately need. Apart from sponsoring a dog, you could sponsor a kennel or dog run.
Click 'Our Dogs' for more information.
We are an independent self-supporting registered local charity and without your help our work would be impossible.
Becoming a Member of Stokenchurch Dog Rescue is a perfect way to help us with our vital work. As a member you will receive regular newsletters with all the news from Tower Farm, details of fundraising events, along with many other items of interest to dog lovers.
Current membership Update
Would all current members please note our new membership fees and please notify your bank of the changes if you pay by Standing Order.
We are situated on the A40 just West of Stokenchurch Village and within 250 yards of Junction 5 of the M40.
Kennel Opening Times:
10am-12.30pm (viewing area closed) and 2.00pm-4.00pm every day except Thursday.
Visitors looking to rehome a dog can view those dogs ready for adoption during opening hours from 2.00pm until 3.45pm. A registration form will need to be completed prior to viewing.
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Our new food supplier who supply and support us here at Stokenchurch Dog Rescue
With over 40 years experience in the dog food industry, the Symply owners, passionate about their own pet’s health and quality of life, have set out to perfect their own range of natural dog food and cat food by hand-picking the very best ingredients on offer.