Keith’s Rescue Dogs is a charity devoted to the welfare of unwanted and abandoned dogs. We are based in Lincolnshire and re-home mainly in the local area, we would however consider re-homing further afield for dogs that have been with the charity for a long time, the charity began life in 2000 and since then has re- homed hundreds of dogs. The charity is run in a professional manner by 8 trustees and a number of dedicated helpers, everybody involved is a volunteer and receives no form of payment. The charity has an outstanding reputation for it’s high standards and commitment to the welfare of dogs, we rely entirely on sponsorship and donations, so the more help we receive the more help we can give! We are currently looking for web-page sponsors and advertisers, if you enjoy the site why not sponsor a page?
Our Dogs
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Billy
Billy
Clyde
Merlin
Fletch
Pickles
Polo
Welcome
Merlin
Reggie
Sophie
Sophie
Ellie
Lady
Tigger
Fletch Pickles Polo Reggie Ellie Lady
Frank
Harry
George
Frank Harry George
Jock
Larry
Giselle
Jock Larry Giselle
Fonzo
Boy
Arthur
Del Boy
Jake
Bryn
Poppy
Sam
Bryn
Bolt
Chev
Duke
Widget
Lucky
Chico
Malcom
Jenny
Zack
Jake
Sasha
Fonzo Boy
Buster
Arthur Del Boy Molly
Molly
Poppy Sam Bolt Chev Duke Ginger Lucky Chico Malcom Jenny Sasha Zack Jake Buster Jake Sophie Tigger Sophie
Tonto
Kodi
Ty
Bandit
Ghost
Bess
Remy
Sidney
Zara
Tonto Kodi TY Bess Bandit Ghost Remy Zara Sidney
William
Masie
Mia
William Mia Masie Scope Keith’s Rescue Dogs is primarily a Lincolnshire based charity which focuses on rescuing andre-homing abandoned dogs due for destruction from council pounds. Whenever we have the space we will take dogs from full pounds in other areas of the country, these dogs are rescued from what is in effect a “death row” of abandoned dogs, a lot of pounds destroy unclaimed dogs after just 7 days, the dogs are very often in a poor condition and usually traumatized, bewildered and grossly underweight, they can take several weeks to recover from the ordeal.  Why Dogs Come Into Care There are many reasons dogs come into our care, marriage breakdown, financial problems, owners cannot cope when baby comes along, owner dies, owner moves into rented accommodation, unwanted Christmas gifts is a particularly sad reason. There are of course more disturbing cases were dogs have been neglected and occasionally subjected to extreme cruelty, we have taken in dogs that have been beaten, thrown from moving cars and tied to trees and abandoned the list is endless.  Helping People A lot of people fail to realize that Animal charities help people not just animals, for example many dogs come to us from the elderly moving into residential or care homes, people with disabilities who can no longer care for their dogs and sadly sometimes people that are terminally ill, all these people are often more concerned about their pets welfare then their own, animal charities play a very important role in society in helping both people and animals alike.  Misson Statement (1) The care and protection of dogs which are in need of care and attention by reasons of homelessness, maltreatment, poor circumstances, ill usage or similar causes, and prevention of cruelty to and suffering among dogs.(2) The Education of the public as to humane principles and correct treatment of dogs.  History 2000  Keith’s Rescue Dogs was formed on a wing and a prayer in January 2000, our goal to rescue and re-home as many dogs as possible. Our first challenge was to survive the first twelve months and in doing so make a reputation second to none in the hope that volunteers would come forward and help build on this fragile base. Six months on and it became apparent that unless volunteers & fund raisers came on board the operation would not survive another 6 months. Towards the end of the first year helpers came forward and some fundraising helped ease the financial pressure. A very difficult year but we had survived!  2001  Another tough year lay ahead but regular fundraising was now taking place and helpers where continuing to come forward these volunteers became the “Friends of Keith’s Rescue Dogs”. The organization became more structured with regular financial meetings, fundraising and events. As funds increased we were able to take in and help more and more dogs. In late summer it was decided to apply to the Charity Commission for full charity status.  2002  Nearly a year later and thanks to the hard work of volunteers and the public a major milestone was reached, the Charity Commission Of England & Wales granted the trustees of “Keith’s Rescue Dogs” charitable status under section 3 of the charities act 1993!  2003  Now as a registered charity, members of the public started holding various fundraising events, including participation in the London Marathon, all of which raised much needed funds. The trustees next goal was to double the amount of dogs it could take at one time to 30, this target proved difficult to reach and in September we took the decision to open a charity shop in Spilsby, Lincolnshire. The shop proved to be a very successful venture allowed us to reach our target of 30 dogs, all the items we sell are donated by the general public and the shop is staffed by a willing band of volunteers. Our loyal customers call it a “proper old fashioned charity shop”.The plan for the next 3 years was to build on our outstanding reputation and to improve our fundraising so we could continue to give our rescue dogs first class care.  2007  The charity celebrated its first seven years and what a roller coaster ride it has been! The  key to success has been without doubt the support and generosity of the general public coupled  with the drive and determination of the trustees and volunteers. Today the charity is run in a professional manner by 8 trustees and a number of dedicated  helpers, everybody involved is a volunteer and receives no form of payment. The charity has an  outstanding reputation for it’s high standards and commitment to the welfare of dogs. The costs  involved in the rescuing and the rehoming of dogs is astronomical, it cost more than £52,000 in  the period 2006/2007 to keep afloat and this figure is bound to continue to rise, we rely entirely  on sponsorship and donations for survival and the more the charity receives the more dogs we  can help. About us You can contact us in any of the following ways
Contact Us
 @ 01754 763543 (Skegness) 01205 750197 (Boston) 07801 696320 (Mobile)   keithsrescuedogs@yahoo.com    01754 899078 (Skegness) There are lots of ways to help us,   	You can now donate to Keith’s Rescue Dogs using Paypal.        	You can now donate to Keith’s Rescue Dogs using Just Giving                   Visit one of of our charity shops  Our charity shops are in Queens street Spilsby and Lumley Road Skegness. Both shops are very popular and have a loyal band of supporters. They sell all sorts of items from books to ornaments, pictures, clothes, electrical goods and bric-a-brac and they are brimming with a variety of knick-knacks the like of which you may never find elsewhere. These shops also act as a collection point for anyone wishing to donate items to the charity, regrettably we cannot gas appliances.  Keith’s Rescue Dogs relies completely on donated stock to sell. Anyone with items to spare can drop them off at either shop. Help Us
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Rehoming
If you are thinking about rehoming a dog it is important that you take time to read this page. The object of this charity is to find our dogs good quality loving homes and not just to re-home as many dogs as possible by moving them on quickly.   1. Prior to dog viewing a pre-adoption home visit is usually made to potential new owners, we must meet all members of the family including any children and pets to ensure the environment is right. A secure garden boundary is essential, a 4ft fence is minimum requirement and for certain good jumping dogs a 6ft fence, boundaries that consist of conifers or hedging will still require some form of secure fencing. 2. Keith’s Rescue Dogs is primarily a Lincolnshire based charity, it is very expensive to travel up and down the country carrying out home checks so we re-home only in Lincolnshire. The exception to this is for our long term dogs. 3. We do not re-home dogs with families who have children under 3 years of age. German Shepherds, Rottweilers or similar guard dog breeds are not re-homed with families who have children under 13 years of age. 4. All our dogs are stringently assessed for behavioural problems and temperament issues including chewing, phobias and car sickness. Dogs are neutered, inoculated and micro-chipped. 5. Once a home visit is completed we will arrange for potential new owners to visit the kennels and meet compatible dogs, we ask all members of the family including dogs to come along. 6. On choosing a dog new owners are asked to make a donation to the charity, they are also required to sign a re-homing contract. The contract states that if for any reason they have to part with the dog it cannot be sold or passed onto a third party but must be returned to the charity. This is a safety net system to safeguard the dogs future. 7. A post home visit will be carried out by one of the trustees to make sure the dog has settled in and help resolve any issues you or the dog may have. 8. No re-homing is carried out during the Christmas and New Year periods (12th December to 2nd January) this is to eliminate the Christmas gift scenario.
Rehoming Policy
Adopting a dog means making a promise, you vow to be his friend and guardian for as long as he’s around. That means taking him out for walks even when the weather is bad, teaching him obedience even when it seems like he’s not learning, and giving him tummy rubs even when you’re mad at him for chewing up your favourite slippers. Adopting a dog means making arrangements for him when you can’t be around to look after him, and taking him with you when you move. It means treating him with respect, teaching him how to live amongst your family and the rest of society. That’s a big promise. In return you’ll get a wagging tail to meet you at the door when you come home, a tireless tennis-ball-fetching partner and the unending joy that is only possible to experience from sharing your life with a dog. It’s a fabulous deal as long as you’re able to uphold your end of it. So before you start looking for a dog, ask yourself, can you make this promise and keep it?
Rosie
Rosie
Spilsby Opening Hours:- Monday 10am - 3pm Tuesday 10am - 1pm Wednesday 10am - 3:30pm Thursday 10am - 3:30pm Friday 10am - 3:30pm Saturday CLOSED Sunday CLOSED
Skegness Opening Hours:- Monday 10am - 4pm Tuesday 10am - 4pm Wednesday 10am - 4pm Thursday 10am - 4pm Friday 10am - 4pm Saturday 10am - 4pm Saturday 10am - 4pm
Molly
Molly
Hannah
Hannah
Lulu
Phoebe
Rory
Lulu Rory Phoebe
Roxy
Roxy
Sadie
Sadie
Victor
Victor Clyde
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