Rehomed Ridgebacks 2021

As the new year has started so has the rehoming effort… A few new dogs to add to our list of successful rehomes, the more dogs in good homes the better so we hope we can do as well as the previous!

Bray - Looking for care, love, and a comfy hearth

Bray needed someone to look after him and nurse him to health after he had a number of medical issues with his leg and unfortunately, his previous owner had to be away too much with work. Luckily for Bray, we put him in touch with Sian and Ian: A caring couple capable of helping Bray through his recovery and spending time showering him with more affection than any dog could need in a lifetime. While it’s never great having to say goodbye to a dear friend it’s always a comfort to know they’ll do just fine when they fly the nest.

Enjoy your new home Bray! xx

Chase - Running around Scotland with Jo

Chase is Rocky’s brother. Both of them needed to have the best start in life possible and every opportunity to thrive. Because of this their owner had to make the hard call to surrender them to us with a hope of a better life. As tough as it must’ve been I’m sure it’ll bring her a smile to to know both of them have loving owners who’d move heaven and earth for them. Chase’s new mam is a lady named Jo. She’s an experienced dog owner with lots of knowledge and it’s fair to say Chase has his work cut out for him if he wants to still try and be naughty 😉 

Now the only challenge you’ll have is how to outsmart your new owner, and believe me, I think it’ll be a full time job for you xx

Rocky - Grace's new liver pal

After arguing with his brother,  at just 7 months old Rocky was surrendered to us to find a loving home where he could get the attention and training needed to make him the smart and happy Ridgie he is today. After being introduced to Grace, they bonded quickly and it was clear he was going to have a new mum! 

Good luck in your new life! I’m sure you’ll do great, you guys cant go wrong x

Indy - Happy Dance Part 3


We are lucky to have such an amazing long list of supporters who have been so kind and helpful, as well as to have such a wide selection of people with the skills to take on a new furry friend who needs to find a new forever home. Parts 1 and 2 to this story are below but for those of you who made this three-part week happen, and those of you who make other amazing things happen here at rescue we really appreciate you.

Part 3 without further ado:


Somebody is happy to be with their new family! Meet Indy … she landed on her paws in her new “des res” just yesterday. Another case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time and the family not being able to give her what she needs. Indy has found her new forever home with Melanie, a previous owner who has worked with Ridgeback Rescue before and one we know will give her all the love, kisses, cuddles and care she needs. A bit of timber to shed and then Im sure she will be charging about and meeting her full potential. Good luck Indy … we love ya xxx

Morgan and Elsa - Happy Dance Part 2

Because of the rolling updates to this website the most recent entries are at the top, so if you haven’t seen part 1 for the story have a glance below… if you HAVE seen it then here’s part 2 in all its glory!


Here are the wonderful Morgan and Elsa enjoying their very first taste of their new home. These two silver-frosted beauties (who were rescued by Ridgeback Rescue around 7 years ago) very sadly found themselves bereaved of their wonderful mum. As always, any dog that comes through Ridgeback Rescue is ALWAYS AND FOREVER a priority for us, so when we received the incredibly sad news that their mum had passed away, we were of course only too proud to stand by our commitment to them and find them a home that their mum would approve of. That home was found in a beautiful, tranquil part of Scotland with Una who has already given them her heart and, by the looks of things, they know they are there to stay. Good luck darlings … I hope your mum is looking down and is pleased to see you in the perfect setting you deserve. xx

Ziko - Happy Dance Part 1

You know the saying “when you wait for a bus and three come at once”? Well that’s what this week was for us; we had three successful rehoming stories. Without any further ado, here’s part 1:

This week’s first happy ending … and there’s more to come!

It’s been a very busy couple of weeks here at Ridgeback Rescue with 6 ginger ninjas and their heartbroken families needing our help. Yesterday, the first of those 6 dogs went to their new forever home. Ziko, a lovely 9 month old boy found himself like a square peg in a round hole. His family situation had changed meaning that neither “parent” could look after him and give him the attention that a 9 month old boy needs. They did the kindest and most emotional thing and contacted us. Of course, we were delighted to help and the Ridgeback Rescue regime went into overdrive resulting in the perfect new family being selected, interviewed, vetted and home-checked. Thank you to Josephine our wonderful dog-checker who met with Ziko to ensure his temperament was “as described on the tin” and for dropping everything to fit in with us and his owners time-wise at the drop of a hat.


Ziko is a happy boy who is, as you can see, in seventh heaven in his new garden. Good luck Ziko, I know Dirk and Gretchen will absolutely love you to the moon and back … and thank you to his family who knew what was best for him, even though it’s not best for their hearts



Bailey - Bagging a brand new family

There is literally nothing that makes me grin more than pictures like this one. This young man is Master Bailey

He was collected and moved in with his new forever family just this Thursday … and look at the cheeky monkey now

Bailey was given up to Ridgeback Rescue out of sheer love as his family knew he needed more than they could give. It literally broke their hearts in two, and it was such a brutal day when the time came to finally say goodbye. Photos like this one will help to soften the blow and let them know how carefully we chose “the right fit” for him. Thank you to his selfless owner who put his needs above her own and was so invested in making sure we totally “got” what she felt he needs. Thank you also to the lovely Chris and Mike who have opened their hearts and home to such a wonderful lad. I can’t wait to follow and share his journey.

Bella - Mike's new best friend

Bella is a 3 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback, adored by her former owner. Sadly she fell ill and became too unwell to care for her – with a broken heart she contacted us to find a new home and a new life for her young girl. She was picked up yesterday and starts her new life with Mike and his family today! Although sad to go, she was incredibly well behaved on the journey. She woke up this morning with a waggy tail for her first walk… I’m sure photos and stories will be incoming thick and fast! Her former owner should rest assured that we’ve found the perfect hearth for her to curl up in front of – you did the right thing x

Unfortunately there are no current pictures to show of Bella 🙁 .

Clark - From one loving home to another

In an uncertain time such as now, it’s impossible to say what tomorrow might bring, sadly this was long days and lots of work for Clark’s dad. Knowing he was unable to spend as much time with his boy he came to us to find someone who’d love him just as much; Clark made his way to live with Liz and Paul. Liz and Paul are previous owners who rescued Annie in 2017 after her first three years living in a pigsty. After two meetings between Clark and his dad and Paul, Liz and Annie it was clear that this was going to be a perfect fit. For stories like this it’s especially nice to show you the journey and the pictures accompanying to the right really tell a story. It’s never easy saying goodbye to a dog, more so when they’re part of the family, but it’s made a little easier knowing how happy they’ll be and how well they’ve settled. Good luck Clark! We’ll all miss you! 

Eli - Formerly Bruce, Having operations by day, fighting crime by night.

Eli had an interesting start in life, with a Dermoid Sinus, it was a rough first year and a half. But recently a lovely couple called Caz and Lou came to the rescue and it’s been looking up from there. He’s had an operation to fix the DS, has settled into his lovely new home and is enjoying the company of his new friend, Toffee – the three legged Chihuahua. 

Recently, however, everything went a little pear shaped as he had another health scare linked to the same initial problem; an abscess in the muscle from the former operation site grew to a huge size, and caused Eli so much pain that he couldn’t lift up his head and made him scream in agony. Having seen the vet, to start with this looked very much like meningitis – how could our lovely boy be so unlucky? He was rushed to see a neurological specialist who, following X-Ray and MRI Imaging confirmed the presence of the enormous abscess. Having already spent well over a thousand pounds to rectify the DS, we were now faced with another £4000 worth of fees to get him fit again. The money, no matter how much, was never in question as he came to rescue already with this pre-existing condition, so we were ready to cover any costs associated with it… even though it was going to be eyewatering. Scroll forwards one week (See the video to the left) and thanks to Caz’s quick reactions and the limitless kindness and generosity of the whole Ridgeback community, the surgery went well. He’s in much better health and even better spirits, giving Toffee more of a challenge to keep up with! 

A massive thank you from all of us at Ridgeback Rescue and from Caz, Lou, Toffee and, of course, Eli himself,  to all of you in the RR community on Facebook who raised thousands in funds to help pay for the vet bill. We honestly couldn’t do it without you so we hope you’re all glad to know he’s recovering and already up and running about like a looney!

Whisky - Drunk on love

Whisky is one of the new lights of Caroline’s life, he marks the beginning of a new chapter after a much sadder one, sometimes things are perfect the way they’re said the first time so rather than trying to paraphrase it’s probably best to let her explain:

There’s a little story behind Whisky, our 2nd ridgeback Dexters father was CH / Ir CH Mursil Huntsmaster of Barca
Whisky, Dexter was an outstanding boy in every way, he was unfortunately killed in a freak accident, when he stepped in a puddle whilst out walking after a storm, unknown to us there was a fallen electrical cable in the puddle, he stepped in to help his Aerin our beautiful female Ridgeback who was already dead, they were both killed outright, way back in Whiskys pedigree i found CH / Ir CH Mursil Huntsmaster of Barca
It was meant to be, all of my family who knew Dexter say that Whisky looks like him and he does, he also has the same gentle ways that Dexter had! 💙 painted by my sister Tammy x