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Dog Sponsorship (Supported Adoption Scheme)

Make a SAD dog happy! We have a number of special dogs who require our ongoing support, and we need your help to care for them.

From as little as £1.00 a week you could help these dogs and have friends for life.

Dog Sponsorship

Why not help our dogs that require special ongoing care and treatment? Dog sponsorship ensures that all our dogs receive the care and attention they require. From as little as £1 per week you can help these dogs lead a happy, comfortable life in a secure home.

Dog Sponsorship Form

What will my sponsorship money be used for?

Your sponsorship money will be used to help provide veterinary care (including specialist diets) for your sponsor dog and others in our care.

Why Sponsor a Dog?

During the day, the dogs may have walks, play with other dogs or humans, training, grooming, health checks and veterinary treatment - so it's all go!

Please help dogs like Bronte
Please help dogs like Bronte

Why Sponsor These Dogs?

Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue Centre cares for and rehomes over 300 stray and unwanted dogs each year.

A small number of them have conditions that make it difficult for them to find permanent homes, either because they are very elderly and infirm or because their need for ongoing and expensive medication proves a deterrent for many adopters.

We do not believe it serves the best interests of these dogs by keeping them permanently in kennels.

Your Sponsorship means these dogs can be placed in happy, stable forever homes and receive the support and comfort they need.

From as little as £1 a week you could help these dogs and give them the chance of a normal life.

It costs us over £500 to rehome a dog on average, but include the old age pensioners and medically challenged dogs for whom we have ongoing financial responsibility and the figure is much, much higher. With no government funding we rely heavily on the generosity of people. By becoming a sponsor you will help ensure they receive the best possible care.

When you sponsor our SAD dogs you will receive our quarterly members’ newsletter, and regular updates on the dogs you are helping. You can also sponsor them as a gift for a friend!

Sponsorship Form

If you would like to make a SAD dog happy please complete our Sponsorship form.

Sponsorship Form

Sponsorship FAQ's

Sponsorship FAQ's

You'll find answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Supported Adoption Scheme on our Sponsorship FAQ's page.




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.

Get Involved

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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Support Our Work

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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