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Welcome to Ridgeback Rescue, or to give our full title Midlands and Northern Rhodesian Ridgeback Support and Rescue Trust

We are a single breed charity run by a small group of volunteer trustees who are ably assisted by a number of volunteer helpers. Our aim, quite simply, is to help Rhodesian Ridgebacks that are in need from across the whole of the United Kingdom. Please click on the following video for more of an illustrative view of what we do...........




Is looking for his new home


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, 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

Walk For Eric

Jo, Eric's owner, is inviting everyone to do a sponsored walk in memory of her rescue Rhodesian Ridgeback, Eric. But let's hear her own thoughts about him...........

Everyone is invited to do a sponsored WALK FOR ERIC, between the 2nd and 17th of November 2018, or you could just make a donation to raise funds for Ridgeback Rescue.

My beautiful boy, Eric, came into my life on 26th May 2014. Over the years our bond grew stronger, so much so that we could read each other’s thoughts, body language and mood. Eric’s favourite place was next to me on the sofa. He would let me know what he wanted by staring at me and then walking over to his blanket and nudging it with his nose, which was the signal for me to cover the sofa so that he could climb on. He even tried sitting on the edge of the sofa which was so funny to see. Eric saw me through some very difficult, troubling and low times.

He brought a sense of light, comfort and joy into my life, with his quiet, gentle but mischievous character. Eric was loved by everyone who knew him and would be the first one to greet them at the gate as they arrived. He was part of the family. I was devastated when Eric died, but I am grateful that he had a beautiful final day, playing with his toys and with visits from his neighbours, family and friends. Eric died peacefully, in his favourite place on the sofa and with his head on my knee, as I stroked his ears.

I consider myself extremely fortunate to have had Eric and, as heartbreaking as it is, now that he has gone, I would not have missed all the fabulous times I had with him. I will be forever grateful to Ridgeback Rescue and all the work that they do.

Thank you Jo

Donations may be made here.....


10.11.2018Autumn Quiz Night in Support of Rescue!

The Autumn Quiz will be held on Saturday 10th November 2018 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? Entry is £7.00 per person with a maximum of four to a team. Nibbles are included in the ticket price, sadly the bar is not!
Details from Geoff at 01509 674844 or e-mail
17.11.2018Midlands and Northern Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Open Show in Support of Rescue

Walking DogOn Saturday 17th November 2018 at the Speedwell Rooms, Staveley Nr Chesterfield S43 3JL, the Midlands and Northern Rhodesian Ridgeback Club will be holding their Open Show in Support of Rescue; the 10th Anniversary Rescue Show!

Full Details and Schedule here.
Coming SoonRhodesian Ridgeback Memorabilia Auctions
It is rumoured that "Madam La Gavel", our own Lynn Maylor, is planning another outing with her hammer in the not too distant future. The ever popular auctions are to return!

Full details will be announced shortly in the M&N Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue Facebook Group. Meanwhile should anyone have items that they'd like to donate for the sale, please contact Lynn at
 For future events please check out the Upcoming Events Page 


Latest News

30.10.2018Help The 'Oldies' Campagn Launched!

Increasingly people are surrendering veterans into our care for re-homing. Older dogs often need more medical attention due to their advanced years. With this in mind, donations are now able to be made specifically to go towards their care, by text.

To make a donation, click here for instruction......

07.10.2018 Susan Wake's North Yorks Moors 10k Run - 29th September 2018

RunnerShe's done it!

Up hill and down dale, Sue completed her 10k run over the North York Moors in 1 hour and 20 minutes, in the process raising £255.00 (£307.05 including 'gift aid') for the trust, and in memory of Henry.

For those of you who would like to donate in support of Sue's herculean effort, the donation page will remain open for a short while at the following  Virgin Money Giving link 

Thank you to all who have supported Sue. 
07.10.2018 Fun Day & Companion Show
Well, we think it all went off rather well!!

We like to think of our annual Fun Day & Companion Show as a relaxed and friendly event as there is in the Ridgeback Calendar. It seems the 2018 day was no exception. Most feedback received, if not all, has been positive with everyone enjoying themselves. Hurrah!!

A huge thank you to everyone involved . . . together we raised a staggering £1,417.60 on the day!!

Best In Show & Reserve Best in Show

There were some stunning dogs entered in the Companion Show for our judge Wendell Moore, and we would like to congratulate everyone that was placed but especially the main winners:

Best In Show: Andrea Spurr's junior Greyhound, Perin. 
Reserve Best In Show: Rachel Wall's Dalmatian, Cleo.
Best Puppy In Show: Kat Reinok's Rhodesian Ridgeback, Juno.

Best Novelty In Show: Anne Mills and her seven dogs who had won the Best Family of Dogs.
Reserve Best Novelty in Show: Ashley Reynolds' French Bulldog who won The Dog The Judge Would Most Like To Take Home.

Best Novelty in Show & Reserve Best Novelty

Our four special Ridgeback classes are getting more popular each year. Best Ridge classes are popular abroad and great fun so it is lovely to see our class becoming so popular; Abbi Barnard should be delighted that Kariba won. Those that have decided they don't need the adornment of a ridge are celebrated at our show and the Best Ridgeless class was won by Carol Ann Maddox's, Zuhri. Hearts melted at the Baby Ridgeback Class for those under 6 months and the winner was Mandy Jeffrey's Raffi. The Best Rescue Ridgeback Class was won by Zola, who was rehomed recently by Clive and Marina Hale.

This year the activity area had a steady stream of competitors and the hotly contested competitions were won by:

Scurry Champion: MinWin (RR)
Scurry Puppy Champ: Harper (RR)
Scurry Veteran: Katie (Greyhound)
Fastest Sausage Eater: Bella (RR x)
Fastest Sausage Eater Puppy: Lester (Vizla)

Scurry Scurry

Thank you to Kat Reinok for her superb photos that captured the day so well for us. All may be viewed here Kat Reinok Photography

Thanks also to everyone who has helped us by providing equipment, show and raffle prizes, stalls and activities.

We could not have done it without you!


Best in Show Prizes

Class Prizes
Olde Bakehouse Pet Shoppe, East Leake, supported by:
Arden Grange, Pedigree Wholesale Ltd and Carnilove

Raffle prizes
Dorwest Herbs
Johnsons Veterinary
Veni Dog
Vets Kitchen
Plus many private donors.

Sarah Hamblin and Canine Hoopers

Caroline’s Cafe

Stand Exhibitors
Carol Warren: Pet portraits
Laura Timlick: Glass fusion
VIPets: Handmade treats
Olde Bakehouse Pet Shoppe: Forever Living, HomeoPet
Kitty Creek: Toys, games and books
Googie Kendall: Cards and wrapping paper

What an amazing day helping Ridgebacks in Need!!!

Thank you!!!

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