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. Also other kennels and foster homes. We 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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Dogs of the Month! George
George 1 year old collie, he came from a very disturbed background. He has come on well in kennels with love, understanding and the help of a dog trainer. He seeks a quiet, understanding home.