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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

09.09.2018Fun Day and Companion Show

On Sunday 9th September 2018 at Normanton-on-Soar Village Hall, Leicestershire, LE12 5HB we will be holding our 5th Fun Day and Companion Show in support of Rescue..............

This event is a great place to meet lots of other Ridgeback owners and their Ridgebacks (although it’s not exclusively for Ridgebacks). If your dogs need some quiet time the venue provides a big field and footpaths to get some exercise away from the event itself.

On the showing side, classes include 5 pedigree (any breed), 4 Ridgeback, and 10 novelty, to be judged by Mr Wendell Moore (Cloudside).

Our main sponsor this year and providing the prizes, is from the locale, The Olde Bakehouse Pet Shoppe at East Leake in Nottinghamshire.

Various other activities are planned as listed below........ Why not come along and see us, we don't bite. promise........

Rosettes in all Classes - Prizes - Scurry - Agility Scurry - Hoopers Agility - Fastest Sausage Eater - Refreshments - Raffles (Donations of raffle prizes will be gratefully received) - Ridgeback Merchandise

Bring Chairs and Gazebos

Schedule and Details here
29.09.2018 Susan Wake's North Yorks Moors 10k Run - 29th September 2018

RunnerShe's at it again!

Our fabulous "Runner of the North" is running again this year in aid of M&N Ridgeback Rescue.

Sue's journey will take her over the North Yorkshire Moors, up hill & down dale to raise funds for dogs that come through our rescue. Inspired by our own Henry, Sue hopes that you will support her and all of the Henry's that come through rescue now and in the future.

If you would like to sponsor Sue in her efforts, please click on this Virgin Money Giving link.

Thank you for your support

 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

07.08.2018Canine Information Links updated with the addition of the Pet Professional Guild -- Lots of good info here, why not settle back with a cuppa and have a browse.......
25.07.2018Front ViewNew Dogmatic Head Collars added to the Merhandise Page.......
20.07.2018FleeceGet ready for Winter!

Trust Fleeces, only £19.99, more here.....
16.07.2018Kampala has found his new home!
11.07.2018Dear Mikey added to the Rainbow Bridge Page...........
04.07.2018The Groomathon

GroomathonNo doubt you will recall the "Groomathon" held at our rescue kennels in late May and early June.

Well, groomers Kate Vickers & Nicola Clark did a fantastic job in raising the magnificent sum of £100 for Ridgeback Rescue.

Our thanks to them both for all their hard work. Thank You indeed!
02.07.2018 The Flo Memorial Award

Flo Award PresentationThe 'Flo Memorial Award' is awarded each year in memory of 'Flo' a much loved Rhodesian Ridgeback that spent many hours walking in the Devon Countryside together with her guardian, to their mutual benefit. In recognition of the work The Trust does and to say thank you for all the help given to less fortunate ridgebacks, a donation was made to be used for the purchase of a small gift to be presented annually in memory of Flo.

In keeping with the spirit of thanks, each year the trustees select a recipient for the award who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in their efforts to support The Trust, and to say 'Thank You for Your Help, from Flo’.

We are delighted to announce that this years recipient of the 'Flo Memorial Award' is Clare Kapma-Saunders!

Thank you Clare for all that you've done for us.

02.07.2018Rocky & GazelleRocky & Gazelle have found their new home............. together!
02.07.2018Our thanks for all of their hard work to Kate and Nicola from our rescue kennels, who did a brilliant job with their 'Groomathon' fundraiser..........they raised the magnificant sum of £100 for us!
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