Up to 160 dogs are hoping for a visit from Santa Paws this Christmas at Jerry Green Dog Rescue.
The charity, which has a centre in Blidworth and others in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire, is launching its annual shoe box appeal to make Christmas extra special for pooches without a home.
Dog lovers are invited to support the charity’s Christmas campaign by donating a box of toys or treats to their nearest centre.
Catherine Foster, Head of Fundraising at Jerry Green Dog Rescue, said: “The dogs at our centres are well loved and looked after over Christmas, but we want to do what we can to make it extra special,”
“Our dogs love rawhide chews, rope toys, bones, hot dogs, tennis balls and squeaky toys; whatever our supporters can donate will be gratefully received at any one of the five centres.
“Last year we received around £5,000 worth of toys and treats for the dogs which were very gratefully received.
“We’re hoping that our supporters will be able to help put a smile on the faces of our rescue dogs again over this festive period.”
Jerry Green Dog Rescue has a caring ethos which puts the dogs in its care at the centre of everything it does. It also operates a policy whereby prospective adopters are introduced to dogs in a neutral environment away from the kennel, resulting in less stress for the dog and increasing the chances of permanent homes being found.
The adoption process at Jerry Green Dog Rescue involves a number of introductory visits and the rehoming team provide pre and post adoption support to ensure the move to the dog’s new home is as smooth as possible.
The Jerry Green Dog Rescue centres are in Blidworth near Mansfield, Gilberdyke, East Yorkshire, Broughton near Brigg, North Lincolnshire, Algarkirk near Boston, Lincolnshire and Thirsk, North Yorkshire.
Any donations will be gratefully received up to Christmas and into the New Year.