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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 Events and Fundraising

10.09.2017Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Scotland - Forth Road Bridge Walk

** Change of Date - The walk has been put back one week to 10th September 2017 **

Sponsored Walk
Our friends at the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Scotland are holding a sponsored walk on 10th September 2017 to raise funds for rescue.

The choice of route is out and back across the Forth Road Bridge with it's spectacular views along the Firth of Forth, three miles in total.

Full Details Here
10.09.2017On Sunday 10th September at Normanton-on-Soar Village Hall, Leicestershire, LE12 5HB we will will be holding our 4th Fun Day and Companion Show in support of Rescue..............

Rosettes in all Classes - Prizes - Scurry - Agility Scurry - Fastest Sausage Eater - Refreshments - Raffles - Ridgeback Merchandise

Bring Chairs and Gazebos

We are delighted that experienced Ridgeback owner Claire Staines of Lothlorien Dog
, Scotland
will be joining us. As well as Training Demonstrations, Claire will be available to answer behaviour questions.

Full Details and Schedule Here......
10.09.2017Knitwear by Rowena Summers

Trust supporter Rowena Summers is a dab hand at knitwear, just check out the pictures below.

She will have a stall at the Companion Show on 10th September 2017 stocked with her wares, but if you would like to order now Rowena can be contacted at

All are knitted in Aran Wool and almost all colours are available.

Grey Hat with Red Bobble
Grey Hat with Red Bobble

White Hat and SnoodGreen Hat and Snood 
White Hat and SnoodGreen Hat and Snood 

Hats are £6.00 each - plus p&p
Snoods are £9.00 each - plus p&p
Cushions may also be availabe, enquiries to Rowena at

15% of all sales will be donated to The Trust, for which we are very grateful.

10.09.2017 Susan Wake's Great North Run

RunnerAs a Ridgeback owner, Susan Wake has been moved to strap on her trainers to raise money for the Trust by taking part in the Great North Run in September. Her inspiration to submit her body to all the training and incumbent pain came about almost by accident, but let's let her tell it in her own words...........

"After losing my Dalmatian to cancer I vowed I would not get another dog after having them all my life, however the house was quiet and empty without being greeted every morning Or whenever I left the house with that unconditional love they always give. I then decided to do dog boarding to sort of feel normal again, one of my first dogs was a Ridgeback called Max. I had never came across the breed before so didn't know what to expect. At first I thought there was something wrong with him? Why isn't he bothered about going for a walk? What's wrong with his belly that he feels the need to display it and all his bits when he sleeps? Is he overheating or something? Does he have something wrong with his head as he constantly has it on a table resting or any surface he can find to put it on ?? Needless to say after I researched the breed it all fell into place and that was it, fell hook line and sinker....I lasted 6 month and found a reputable  breeder after speaking to the Rescue and hence I have a Woody.This boy is my best mate and couldn't think of my life without him. I would like to raise some funds for this fantastic charity who give it their all to rehome those who have lost their way for one reason or another . My heart breaks for each and every one of them now knowing how soft, gentle, sensitive and loyal they are yet end up in rescue centres. I shall do the Great North Run with pride having the Midlands and Northern Ridgeback Rescue name on my Tshirt."

To support Susan in her efforts, please visit her Virgin Money Giving Page
 "Ridgie Round Pound"
Round Pounds

Our Kerry is at it again! Armed with a Bowler Hat and a Furled Umbrella she's after your "Round Pounds"!! I'll leave you with our budding banker's own take on it, which may be found here............

 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

21.08.2017Luna, Kai and Kamba added to the re-homing page......
10.08.2017Amba and Luca added to the re-homing page.......
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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