Our Charity Golden Shareholder programme is very dear to our heart. As a company dedicated to ensuring that our dogs receive the most ethical, sustainable, responsible and best in class care, we want our commitment to delivering unconditional love to dogs to not only shine through the products and advice we provide, but also in the actions we take to help other dog owners and the wider community. So, we set out with the help of our wonderful customers to find dog-loving charities that we could support for the long term.
Our customers voted for their favourite dog charities and after pouring through the huge number of submissions, 7 charities were chosen who represent the amazing work carried out by the many centres and volunteers around the country who train and care for dogs. All of our 7 chosen charities, have been provided with Golden Shares in Your Dog’s Club, each receiving shares with a value of over £1000. In this way, they have a long term nest egg with us plus every month we are committed to sending each charity a box full of treats to assist with their running costs and of course we want to bring you up to date news about their work.
On that note we’d like to introduce you to our 8 Charity Golden Shareholders….
Oakwood Dog Rescue was founded in 2009 to help dogs find their forever homes. They are based in East Yorkshire and specialise in rehoming ex-street dogs from overseas as well as UK dogs.
Their goal is ‘One Home Only’ – They do not operate on finding homes as fast as possible, instead they match our dogs to the best homes they can to ensure they stay in the home they have found.
Doris Banham Dog Rescue was set up in memory of Doris Banham, the mother of founder Trudie James, its ethos will always be rooted in her lifelong convictions that all life is precious and should be treated with respect, love and compassion and never be used, abused or treated as a commodity.
The cornerstone of their Charity will always be to rescue those dogs in greatest need and this policy has called them to the aid of the forgotten pound dogs on death row in council pounds and they are dedicated to alleviating their suffering and saving their lives.
Northern Ireland Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue was established August 2012 in response to the ever-increasing number of unwanted, abandoned, neglected, and abused Staffordshire Bull Terriers in need of assistance and re-homing.
They have three main aims:
- To rescue, rehabilitate and rehome unwanted, abandoned, neglected and abused Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
- To raise awareness of the plight of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, in particular the relentless, unnecessary and irresponsible over-breeding of them, and to redress the balance of uneducated negativity toward the breed.
- To actively encourage responsible dog ownership
St Giles Animal Rescue is a charity that takes in abandoned, abused and displaced animals from dogs, cats, rabbits and even the odd sheep. They are also responsible for taking in and caring for 100% of the stray dogs over West Somerset.
Medical Detection Dogs trains dogs to detect the odour of human disease with the aim of developing faster, more efficient, and less invasive diagnostics that lead to better patient outcomes.
They are at the forefront of the research into the fight against cancer and other life-threatening diseases, including Parkinson’s disease and bacterial infections. - Their work has the potential to benefit millions.
Service Dogs UK was founded in 2015 to provide Veterans from the Armed Forces and Emergency Services suffering with PTSD the benefit of specially trained psychiatric assistance dogs. The charity is passionate about bettering the lives of both dogs and Armed services/ emergency services.
As an organisation they actively raise the awareness of the mental health danger of PTSD to our brave men and women on the front line, be it abroad or at home, in the military or emergency services and the importance of dog welfare.
Central German Shepherd Rescue evolved from a group of people with vast German Shepherd experience. They have a network of dedicated fosterers who look after the dogs needing new homes.
The rescue dedicates itself to promote humane behaviour towards animals by rescuing German Shepherd and cross-breed German Shepherd dogs and to provide care, treatment and re-homing when appropriate for those unwanted, neglected or in need.
Their mission is to educate the public in matters pertaining to animal welfare and the prevention of cruelty towards animals and also to advance the public's education in matters of responsible ownership and to actively campaign for the tightening of current laws to stop animal cruelty, puppy farms and indiscriminate breeding.
We also urge you to take a look at these charities individually and see the incredible work they do for yourselves. We hope you stay tuned to see collaborations and updates from these incredible charities.