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Welcome to the Midlands and Northern Rhodesian Ridgeback Support and Rescue Trust's Web Site.


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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 Rescue Support and 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, Janice, 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 Fundraising Events

12.11.2016 Autumn Quiz Night in Support of Rescue!

The second Quiz of the year will be held on Saturday 12th November 2016 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, there is a bar too!
Details from Geoff at 01509 674844 or e-mail
  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

06.10.2016 2017 Calendar2017 Calendars

They've arrived........ the 2017 Rescue Calendars are here!!

Now we could say we've only a few left, but that's not so. We've got loads to sell............

Being the convenient size of 15 1/2 cm x 35 1/2cm our calendar is able to fit in those tiny wall spaces that others can't. Only £8.99 each including p&p and it is all for a good cause, look at that little face.............

To order please email  On receipt, acknowledgement of your order plus details of how to pay will be emailed by return.
06.10.2016 Sid

SidMany thanks to Sue Johnson and all members of the Facebook Group Rhodesian Ridgebacks Forever who organised and took part in the group's auction to raise funds for the specific benefit of Sid, the poorly ridgeback. The final total raised was a magnificent £3,345.72.

Sid was signed over into our care after being "rescued". He was suffering from various ailments including a damaged skull, epilepsy and not to mention, a missing ear! Luckily for Sid, his chauffeur for the first leg of his journey to the rescue kennel was Lesleyann Clark, a lady who fell in love with Sid and became his fosterer. It seems she's been a failure at that, we hear a whisper that he may now be staying with her permanently! Sid's adventures with Lesleyann can be followed on facebook at his facebook group What Sid Did.

Our thanks to Lesleyann, and once more to Sue Johnson and the Rhodesian Ridgebacks Forever gang for coming to Sid's aid.

This is a fantastic outcome considering it is always so much harder for us to take on and find a new home for a Ridgeback that is signed over to us by a third party. It is much easier if we can arrange a Rescue directly with the owner and would urge people to contact us directly.
06.10.2016 Companion ShowOur thanks to everyone who attended and supported our Companion Show & Fun Day which raised a fantastic £864.00! Full details of the day here..........
09.09.2016 Sadly, after a short but devastating illness and before a suitable home could be found for him, Brewster has made the journey over Rainbow Bridge.
More News Here


For further information on the breed and the club, please visit the club web site of the
Midlands and Northern Rhodesian Ridgeback Club



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