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


is  looking for her new home
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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 Support and Rescue 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 Events and Fundraising

"Ridgie Round Pound"
Round Pounds

Our Kerry is at it again! Armed with a Bowler Hat and a Furled Umbrella she's after your "Round Pounds"!! I'll leave you with our budding banker's own take on it, which may be found here............
Update 31st August 2017..............

If you would like to donate your "Round Pounds" to us, please try to do so before 15th October 2017 since there seems to be some confusion over whether the banks will accept them or not after that date.

Oct/NovThe Auctions are Back......... So rumour has it!

Yes, word on the street and from the rumour mills - two impeccable sources - is that the auctions could be back as early as the end of this month!

Allegedly, in recent days Chief Auctioneer Lynn Maylor has been spotted doing some light testing of her freshly serviced gavel. Let us hope it's firing on all cylinders!

For all lots, only bids placed on the Facebook Group M&N Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue will be accepted.

In preparation to make a bid, click on the link above to join the group.

Join Up to Join In!
11.11.2017Autum Quiz Night in Support of Rescue!

The Autumn Quiz will be held on Saturday 11th November 2017 at the Normanton-On-Soar Village Hall.

Our Quizzes have proved to be very popular, even being described by one quizzer as "the best I've ever been to". This is, in no small part, to the efforts of trustees Geoff and Eileen Phillips who organize every aspect of the night.

Why not pop along and join in, there is a bar too!
Details from Geoff at 01509 674844 or e-mail
11.11.2017Midlands & Northern Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Open Show
in Support of Rescue

Walking DogEach year during November the Midlands and Northern Rhodesian Ridgeback Club hold a Kennel Club licensed show in support of The Trust. All entrants taking part do so purely to support Rescue. Every year there are spectacular raffle prizes donated by the Bates Family and Paul and Liz Storey.

This year Julie, David and Ann Bates have donated a Super Hamper Filled with Christmas Goodies while Paul and Liz Storey have donated a different kind of Christmas Hamper Filled with Christmas Goodies with more of an Alchofrolic Nature....... Booze to you lot!!

If you fancy popping along, the show will be held on 11th November 2017 at

The Speedwell Rooms 
Inkersall Road
S43 3JL

Judge: Mrs Junette Warren

For full details click here


 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

11.10.2017Archie has found his new home - Hurrah!

Upcoming Events Page updated........
04.10.2017Agility Ridgies Competition Team

WeaveAs some may be aware, among our ranks we have a number of Ridgeback owners who compete with their hounds at agility events. Many of those competing have become members of the Facebook Group "Agility Ridgies" which has been running for a year or two and is administered by our own Kerry Rhodes. Over that time membership of the group has grown quite considerably and it is clear that more and more owners have become interested in agility and are training with their dogs. In light of this, members of the group have formulated a plan to develop an Agility Ridgies Competion Team, or teams, depending on how many members are interested.

Should you feel you'd like to take part please contact Kerry by email or make contact through the Agility Ridgies Facebook Group. You never know, you may end up starring at Crufts!
04.10.2017Fundraising Super Sunday!

Sunday 10th September saw three separate fundraising events in support of Rescue; our own Fun Day and Companion Show, Susan Wake's Great North Run and the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Scotland's Forth Road Bridge Walk.

It was lovely to see so many at our Companion Show and Fun Day where judge Russell Mosedale was presented with some fine specimens to go over, spoilt for choice in many classes. But it wasn't just about showing; the other events and stalls were well supported and of course there was plenty of chance for attendees to chat with the trustees and among each other in a relaxing and convivial atmosphere. It could have been a bit warmer but we musn't be greedy! Our thanks to all who came along and supported us.
Running Girl
Congratulations to Susan Wake for completing the Great North Run, 13 odd miles and still as fresh as a daisy at the end! Thank you Susan for putting in such a tremendous effort for our benefit.

Dog WalkerFinally, but by no means least, our thanks to Lisa Aitkin and the hardy souls of the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Scotland for completing their sponsored walk across the Forth Road Bridge in support of Rescue. Not a place I'd care to be on a dreich day with the wind whistling around my sporan!  Thank you to all who took part.

While a final total of monies raised on Fundraising Super Sunday has yet to be determined, we do know that it is in excess of £1,000! Great stuff, and once again well done and thank you to all who took part.
27.09.2017New pages added, Adopting a Rhodesian Ridgeback - The Process and Canine Information Links, both of which we hope will prove useful.
24.09.2017Kai has found her new home.......
21.09.2017Merchandise Page updated....... A couple of items reduced and new ones added.
21.09.20172018 Calendar2018 Calendars

The 2018 Rescue Calendars are here!!

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 £9.50 each inclusive of p&p

Or £8.00 each if picked up at Midlands & Northern show in support of Rescue on 11th November at The Speedwell Rooms, Inkersall Road, Staveley, Chesterfield S43 3JL
or the at
RR Club of Scotland Championship Show on 5th November at Lanark Agricultural Centre  ML11 9AX.

To order please email  On receipt, acknowledgement of your order plus details of how to pay will be emailed by return.
More News Here


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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