Open Daily: 12noon - 4:00pm

Telephone: 01387 770210

Fundraising

We rely on the local community to provide the majority of the funds that keep the rescue centre going. Our biggest source of income is undoubtedly our shops, all of which are manned by volunteers, and they have a page of their own on this website, but other fundraising events are organised regularly right across the region - can shakes, coffee mornings, sponsored walks and so on.

We are always grateful when members of the community take the initiative to dream up and organise their own fundraising event for us. Nowadays, it is made easier to collect the donations or sponsorship via our virginmoneygiving page - create your event, then your supporters can donate online, Virgin claims the Gift Aid on our behalf and transfers the money into our bank account!

In the past, some local communities have raised enough money (£1000) to sponsor a kennel of their own for a year, including Dalbeattie, Galloway, Moffat, Stewartry, Kirkpatrick Fleming and Kirkcudbright have sponsored kennels.

Fundraising

We rely on the local community to provide the majority of the funds that keep the rescue centre going. Fund raising events are organised right across the region.

Fundraising

Volunteer

Whatever your talents, we can use your help! We rely on a wonderful band of volunteers that raise the funds to keep the rescue centre going and help care for the dogs in the kennels while they are waiting for new homes.

Volunteer

Donate

Make a donation online via PayPal or Virgin Money Giving or arrange your own fundraising event to support our charity.

Become a Member

Please support the work of Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue Centre by becoming a registered member.

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We hold fundraising events and carry out fundraising activities throughout the year.
We hold fundraising events and carry out fundraising activities throughout the year.

We are always looking for ways to boost the charity’s funds to help our dogs.  Some ideas of what you could do include the following:

Something energetic -  like sky diving, abseiling, running a marathon, riding a bike race, hold a sports event like a football or hockey tournament, or a curling match or swimming gala, organising a show jumping demonstration.

Or for those of us who prefer something a little less high octane -  a baking event, a sponsored walk, a coffee morning, a memory walk for pets who we have loved and lost, a fete, a car boot sale.  We run 5 charity shops and we are always looking for volunteers to help us man them.

For kids at school, Brownies, Scouts and other groups - a Non-uniform Day, a sponsored silence, a car wash, a cake sale, a sponsored litter pick - there's loads to choose from! 

For the fun ones  - Fancy Dress - Pay to come to work in fancy dress; Guess the Baby competition - baby photos of your colleagues (you’ll never see your boss in the same light again!).

For the creative ones – organise a Fashion Show, a Play, a Musical Evening, photography competition, art exhibition, poetry reading, dance evening, craft sale.

For the ones who like to expand their minds - what about a quiz, spelling bee, scrabble marathon, chess tournament, whist drive.

For the quirky and have-a-go ones - a Sponsored Haircut? Leg or chest wax for the guys? Shave your head for charity? Sponsored weight loss?

These ideas are just the tip of the iceberg.  If you decide to try any fundraising for us, give us a call for advice.  Don’t bite off more than you can chew!  Always consider health and safety and make sure you follow guidelines and advice.  You will need to have a letter of authority from the charity before you can collect any money on our behalf.

The money raised through events and volunteering is essential.  We rely on your help and kindness.  It helps pay for the care of the dogs while they wait to find new homes.

If you would rather register to help at one of our events please contact the Centre for a volunteer form, on 01387 770210 any day between 12 and 4.

THANK YOU

Volunteering


Volunteering

Whatever your talents, we can use your help! We rely on a wonderful band of volunteers that raise the funds to keep the rescue centre going and help care for the dogs in the kennels while they are waiting for new homes.

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Become a Member


Become a Member

Please support the work of Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue Centre by becoming a registered member. Choose from lifetime or annual membership and help support the work of Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue Centre.

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You can help support the work of Dumfries & Galloway Canine Rescue Centre in lots of ways; become a registered member of the organisation, volunteer your help at fundraising events, become a foster carer, you can volunteer at one of our shops or at the kennels themselves and you can, of course, donate online.

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