DogSamaritans is the rehoming branch of Animal Samaritans Midlands trust (incorporating border collie rescue). We are a small local dog rescue based in south Shropshire which has been established for over 25 years and is run almost entirely by unpaid volunteers. As we have no kennels of our own we use commercial boarding kennels located between Bishops Castle and Minsterly for our rescue dogs. We accept strays from the area through the South Shropshire dog warden and we also rescue dogs that have been given up by their owners due to changes in family circumstances. We rescue a wide variety of dogs, of all ages, breeds and sizes: they can be viewed on dogs that need homes. Before allowing adoption of our dogs potential owners must have a home check. We ask adopters for a donation of £100, which goes a small way towards defraying our overheads. All our dogs are fully vaccinated, wormed, treated for fleas and Micro-chipped.
Some dogs do not readily adjust to kennel life for various reasons, so we often need kind foster homes for these dogs and for puppies. If you cannot adopt a dog yourself you may like to help sponsor a dog, either one in kennels or we have several elderly dogs in long term foster homes: we pay for their food and all veterinary expenses.
We also have a scheme to assist local people financially with the cost of spaying and neutering their dogs. Running this rescue is costly. We have to finance boarding kennel fees, advertising and vets bills etc, all from donations or income from our two small charity shops, one in Church Stretton and one in Bishops Castle. We are always looking for and welcome good quality clothes, books and bric-a-brac for our shops.
Equally, financial donations are always welcome, especially if they are Gift Aided. Unlike some charities 95% of the money we raise goes to help our dogs.
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Dog of the Month! Bruno, poor bruno has been in our recue a long time!
Bruno is a lovely dog, he is very friendly and intelligent. He is very willing to learn and loves food which is a for . We think he is 4 years old but maybe younger, he is neutered and fully vaccinated.
He is, however, very strong and that is what puts people off when they see him. But with plenty of excercise and basic training we feel he will soon walk nicely on the lead.
He does not appear to be bothered by other dogs apart from wanting to say hello.
He is just a , boisterous buffoon really who needs lots of exercise, We can honestly say he has never shown an ounce of aggression while he has been in rescue. no cats