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Welcome to the Midlands and Northern Rhodesian Ridgeback Support and Rescue Trust's Web Site.


Hazel & Ruby
Hazel & Ruby
Have found a new home, together!

It is a sad fact that there are Ridgebacks that need re-homing and their number is increasing each year.

The reasons for parting are many ranging from the genuine such as the death of an owner, to the absurd, "he's too big and boisterous"! (he is a Ridgeback after all!)

The Midlands and Northern Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue Support and Trust are asked to re-home both dogs and bitches from as young as four months to the oldies of twelve and thirteen years. Our rescue co-ordinator, Janice, works tirelessly to find them permanent homes matching dogs and prospective owners to ensure, to the best of our abilities, that it will be the last time the dog has to go through the trauma of being "passed on".

Sadly, despite the best efforts of all Ridgeback Clubs, the number of Ridgebacks that are in need of re-homing continues to grow. Profits from all our rescue events together with all donations are utilised in aiding the rescue of these unfortunate dogs.



Upcoming Fundraising Events

  MNRidgebackRescue Lotto

For every entry into MN Ridgeback Rescue Lotto a donation will be paid to the charity in support of our Rescue Dogs, click on the banner below for details...........

N.B. It has come to our attention that when using Credit Cards to play the MNRidgebackRescue Lotto, credit card companies may charge a fee, plus interest, as if cash had been drawn on the Credit Card.

We understand there shouldn't be any charges at all when using a Debit Card.

  For future events please check out the Upcoming Events Page


Latest News

01.12.2016 Words from The Boss - Helen Mansfield

The BossIt is true what they say about time going quicker as you get older and I’m really not sure where this year has gone!! The end of the year is rapidly approaching and I am delighted to report that Ridgeback Rescue has had a really good year.  We have helped lots of Ridgebacks in need and their owners. We have also been helped by so many wonderful kind supporters in 2016 and if you have donated your time, or money or experience thank you so much.  There was a wonderful atmosphere at the Companion Show and Fun Day in September and we are all looking forward to next year and hope you can join us. Everyone at the Club open show held in aid of Rescue had a great day and it is so kind of the committee to help the breed in this way.   Geoff and Eileen organised some fun quiz evenings in Leicestershire that combined a good night out with raising money and they have more planned for 2017.

Between January and mid-November 2016 we have been contacted about 78 Ridgebacks.  It is a shocking number! Some we have managed to re-home, some we have helped to stay with their families, some we have never heard of again when the owners have discovered that we don’t buy rescues and/or dogs have to be checked before we take them, and some are still with us waiting for the right family to love. Janice and Julie do a fantastic job in arranging dog checks, home checks and transport and if you feel that you would like to help please let them know.  We also need help with short and long-term Foster Homes and if you feel you could offer a Ridgeback a bed, some love and your experience please let us know.  Not all our Ridgebacks fare well in kennels and we have had several this year that have needed medical treatment and somewhere comfortable to recuperate. 

There are lots of ways to help, some old and some new, and all the details are on the website. One fund raiser that has certainly caught the imagination over the last few weeks has been the Facebook Auctions run by Lynn Maylor.  We started off with a few donated items but people have not only been generous with the bids but also with donating more objects for auction.  As a result, we are going to run another set of auctions in the spring so if you have any Ridgeback related items that you no longer want but might be very special for someone else please let Lynn know.

Santa Sleigh
A huge thank you to everyone for your support and best wishes for a Happy Christmas and a wonderful year in 2017.

Rescue Ridgeback Show 2016

During the past few years, the last weekend of November has become the date that the Ridgeback showing community turn out to show their support for Rescue.

HamperSince 2008 the committee of the M&N Rhodesian Ridgeback Club has kindly run a show completely in aid of the Rescue. The money raised has been vital to our survival. This year the committee had to find a new venue at short notice and our judge, Jemma McCarthy, the committee and the exhibitors all made the best of the slightly cramped conditions to have fun and enjoy a relaxed day out with their hounds.

As has become a bit of a tradition Paul & Liz Storey donated a magnificent wine hamper to be raffled. Toni Agnew did a fantastic job as ticket-seller and encouraged everyone to dig deep.  It was unanimously agreed how apt it was that Julie Robinson (Rescue Trust Secretary) had the winning ticket as she works so hard for Rescue all year.

Showing is a bit of an add on to this particular show, but congratulations must go to all at Kiromol Rhodesian Ridgebacks for winning Best In Show with their young girl Spirit, and Wendy and John Broadsmith for winning Reserve Best In Show with Shona.

Huge thanks to the committee for all their hard work on the day and in the lead up to the show, it is really appreciated and means we can help Ridgebacks without worrying over the Christmas period.

30.11.2016 Hazel & Ruby and Penny have found their new homes........... Hurrah!!
Hazel & Ruby
Hazel & Ruby

Hazel & Ruby, Penny and Mungo added to the Re-Homing Page............
06.10.2016 2017 Calendar2017 Calendars

They've arrived........ the 2017 Rescue Calendars are here!!

Now we could say we've only a few left, but that's not so. We've got loads to sell............

Being the convenient size of 15 1/2 cm x 35 1/2cm our calendar is able to fit in those tiny wall spaces that others can't. Only £8.99 each including p&p and it is all for a good cause, look at that little face.............

To order please email  On receipt, acknowledgement of your order plus details of how to pay will be emailed by return.
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For further information on the breed and the club, please visit the club web site of the
Midlands and Northern Rhodesian Ridgeback Club



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