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30.10.2018Walk For Eric

Jo, Eric's owner, is inviting everyone to do a sponsored walk in memory of her rescue Rhodesian Ridgeback, Eric. But let's hear her own thoughts about him...........

Everyone is invited to do a sponsored WALK FOR ERIC, between the 2nd and 17th of November 2018, or you could just make a donation to raise funds for Ridgeback Rescue.

My beautiful boy, Eric, came into my life on 26th May 2014. Over the years our bond grew stronger, so much so that we could read each other’s thoughts, body language and mood. Eric’s favourite place was next to me on the sofa. He would let me know what he wanted by staring at me and then walking over to his blanket and nudging it with his nose, which was the signal for me to cover the sofa so that he could climb on. He even tried sitting on the edge of the sofa which was so funny to see. Eric saw me through some very difficult, troubling and low times.

He brought a sense of light, comfort and joy into my life, with his quiet, gentle but mischievous character. Eric was loved by everyone who knew him and would be the first one to greet them at the gate as they arrived. He was part of the family. I was devastated when Eric died, but I am grateful that he had a beautiful final day, playing with his toys and with visits from his neighbours, family and friends. Eric died peacefully, in his favourite place on the sofa and with his head on my knee, as I stroked his ears.

I consider myself extremely fortunate to have had Eric and, as heartbreaking as it is, now that he has gone, I would not have missed all the fabulous times I had with him. I will be forever grateful to Ridgeback Rescue and all the work that they do.

Thank you Jo

Donations may be made here.....


30.10.2018Help The 'Oldies' Campagn Launched!

Increasingly people are surrendering veterans into our care for re-homing. Older dogs often need more medical attention due to their advanced years. With this in mind, donations are now able to be made specifically to go towards their care, by text.

To make a donation, click here for instruction......

07.10.2018Autumn Quiz Night in Support of Rescue!

The Autumn Quiz will be held on Saturday 10th November 2018 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? Entry is £7.00 per person with a maximum of four to a team. Nibbles are included in the ticket price, sadly the bar is not!
Details from Geoff at 01509 674844 or e-mail
07.10.2018Midlands and Northern Rhodesian Ridgeback Club Open Show in Support of Rescue

Walking DogOn Saturday 17th November 2018 at the Speedwell Rooms, Staveley Nr Chesterfield S43 3JL, the Midlands and Northern Rhodesian Ridgeback Club will be holding their Open Show in Support of Rescue; the 10th Anniversary Rescue Show!

Full Details and Schedule here.
07.10.2018Rhodesian Ridgeback Memorabilia Auctions
It is rumoured that "Madam La Gavel", our own Lynn Maylor, is planning another outing with her hammer in the not too distant future. The ever popular auctions are to return!

Full details will be announced shortly in the M&N Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue Facebook Group. Meanwhile should anyone have items that they'd like to donate for the sale, please contact Lynn at
07.10.2018 Susan Wake's North Yorks Moors 10k Run - 29th September 2018

RunnerShe's done it!

Up hill and down dale, Sue completed her 10k run over the North York Moors in 1 hour and 20 minutes, in the process raising £255.00 (£307.05 including 'gift aid') for the trust, and in memory of Henry.

For those of you who would like to donate in support of Sue's herculean effort, the donation page will remain open for a short while at the following  Virgin Money Giving link 

Thank you to all who have supported Sue. 
07.10.2018 Fun Day & Companion Show
Well, we think it all went off rather well!!

We like to think of our annual Fun Day & Companion Show as a relaxed and friendly event as there is in the Ridgeback Calendar. It seems the 2018 day was no exception. Most feedback received, if not all, has been positive with everyone enjoying themselves. Hurrah!!

A huge thank you to everyone involved . . . together we raised a staggering £1,417.60 on the day!!

Best In Show & Reserve Best in Show

There were some stunning dogs entered in the Companion Show for our judge Wendell Moore, and we would like to congratulate everyone that was placed but especially the main winners:

Best In Show: Andrea Spurr's junior Greyhound, Perin. 
Reserve Best In Show: Rachel Wall's Dalmatian, Cleo.
Best Puppy In Show: Kat Reinok's Rhodesian Ridgeback, Juno.

Best Novelty In Show: Anne Mills and her seven dogs who had won the Best Family of Dogs.
Reserve Best Novelty in Show: Ashley Reynolds' French Bulldog who won The Dog The Judge Would Most Like To Take Home.

Best Novelty in Show & Reserve Best Novelty

Our four special Ridgeback classes are getting more popular each year. Best Ridge classes are popular abroad and great fun so it is lovely to see our class becoming so popular; Abbi Barnard should be delighted that Kariba won. Those that have decided they don't need the adornment of a ridge are celebrated at our show and the Best Ridgeless class was won by Carol Ann Maddox's, Zuhri. Hearts melted at the Baby Ridgeback Class for those under 6 months and the winner was Mandy Jeffrey's Raffi. The Best Rescue Ridgeback Class was won by Zola, who was rehomed recently by Clive and Marina Hale.

This year the activity area had a steady stream of competitors and the hotly contested competitions were won by:

Scurry Champion: MinWin (RR)
Scurry Puppy Champ: Harper (RR)
Scurry Veteran: Katie (Greyhound)
Fastest Sausage Eater: Bella (RR x)
Fastest Sausage Eater Puppy: Lester (Vizla)

Scurry Scurry

Thank you to Kat Reinok for her superb photos that captured the day so well for us. All may be viewed here Kat Reinok Photography

Thanks also to everyone who has helped us by providing equipment, show and raffle prizes, stalls and activities.

We could not have done it without you!


Best in Show Prizes

Class Prizes
Olde Bakehouse Pet Shoppe, East Leake, supported by:
Arden Grange, Pedigree Wholesale Ltd and Carnilove

Raffle prizes
Dorwest Herbs
Johnsons Veterinary
Veni Dog
Vets Kitchen
Plus many private donors.

Sarah Hamblin and Canine Hoopers

Caroline’s Cafe

Stand Exhibitors
Carol Warren: Pet portraits
Laura Timlick: Glass fusion
VIPets: Handmade treats
Olde Bakehouse Pet Shoppe: Forever Living, HomeoPet
Kitty Creek: Toys, games and books
Googie Kendall: Cards and wrapping paper

What an amazing day helping Ridgebacks in Need!!!

Thank you!!!

05.09.2018MN Ridgebackrescue Lotto

We hear from subscribers that, Lotto Giving, the organisation that provides the service for the MN Ridgeback Rescue Lotto, is closing. New bets are no longer being accepted and the last draw for those already invested will take place on 22nd September 2018. Out thanks to all who supported the 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.

07.08.2018Canine Information Links updated with the addition of the Pet Professional Guild -- Lots of good info here, why not settle back with a cuppa and have a browse.......
25.07.2018Front ViewNew Dogmatic Head Collars added to the Merhandise Page.......
20.07.2018FleeceGet ready for Winter!

Trust Fleeces, only £19.99, more here.....
16.07.2018Kampala has found his new home!
11.07.2018Dear Mikey added to the Rainbow Bridge Page...........
04.07.2018The Groomathon

GroomathonNo doubt you will recall the "Groomathon" held at our rescue kennels in late May and early June.

Well, groomers Kate Vickers & Nicola Clark did a fantastic job in raising the magnificent sum of £100 for Ridgeback Rescue.

Our thanks to them both for all their hard work. Thank You indeed!
04.07.2018Fun Day and Companion Show

On Sunday 9th September 2018 at Normanton-on-Soar Village Hall, Leicestershire, LE12 5HB we will be holding our 5th Fun Day and Companion Show in support of Rescue..............

This event is a great place to meet lots of other Ridgeback owners and their Ridgebacks (although it’s not exclusively for Ridgebacks). If your dogs need some quiet time the venue provides a big field and footpaths to get some exercise away from the event itself.

On the showing side, classes include 5 pedigree (any breed), 4 Ridgeback, and 10 novelty, to be judged by Mr Wendell Moore (Cloudside).

Our main sponsor this year and providing the prizes, is from the locale, The Olde Bakehouse Pet Shoppe at East Leake in Nottinghamshire.

Various other activities are planned as listed below........ Why not come along and see us, we don't bite. promise........

Rosettes in all Classes - Prizes - Scurry - Agility Scurry - Hoopers Agility - Fastest Sausage Eater - Refreshments - Raffles (Donations of raffle prizes will be gratefully received) - Ridgeback Merchandise

Bring Chairs and Gazebos

Schedule and Details here
02.07.2018 The Flo Memorial Award

Flo Award PresentationThe 'Flo Memorial Award' is awarded each year in memory of 'Flo' a much loved Rhodesian Ridgeback that spent many hours walking in the Devon Countryside together with her guardian, to their mutual benefit. In recognition of the work The Trust does and to say thank you for all the help given to less fortunate ridgebacks, a donation was made to be used for the purchase of a small gift to be presented annualy in memory of Flo.

In keeping with the spirit of thanks, each year the trustees select a recipient for the award who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in their efforts to support The Trust, and to say 'Thank You for Your Help, from Flo’.

We are delighted to announce that this years recipient of the 'Flo Memorial Award' is Clare Kapma-Saunders!

Thank you Clare for all that you've done for us.

02.07.2018Rocky & GazelleRocky & Gazelle have found their new home............. together!
02.07.2018Our thanks for all of their hard work to Kate and Nicola from our rescue kennels, who did a brilliant job with their 'Groomathon' fundraiser..........they raised the magnificant sum of £100 for us!
27.06.2018Update added to Rex's Profile........
26.06.2018Kampala added to the re-homing page
18.06.2018Rocky and Gazelle added to the re-homing page...
02.06.2018Video of Rex added to the re-homing page......
17.05.2018Rex added to the re-homing page..........
14.05.2018Rupert has found his new home!
13.05.2018 Susan Wake's North Yorks Moors 10k Run - 29th September 2018

RunnerShe's at it again!

Our fabulous "Runner of the North" is running again this year in aid of M&N Ridgeback Rescue.

Sue's journey will take her over the North Yorkshire Moors, up hill & down dale to raise funds for dogs that come through our rescue. Inspired by our own Henry, Sue hopes that you will support her and all of the Henry's that come through rescue now and in the future.

If you would like to sponsor Sue in her efforts, please click on this Virgin Money Giving link.

Thank you for your support

30.04.2018Rhodesian Ridgeback Memorabilia Auctions

GavelThe Auctions are back! "Madam La Gavel", our own Lynn Maylor, has been warming up and has declared that she is fit and ready to begin wielding her hammer on 3rd May 2018.

The various lots will be auctioned on our Facebook Group and the only way to place an acceptable bid is on that group; it therefore follows that to join in you need to be, or become, a member of the group.

Full Details will be found at M&N Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue
30.04.2018Groomathon - 27th May and 3rd June 2018

Those spiffing girls at the rescue kennels have organised a "Groomathon", details of which may be found on the accompanying flier. So, if you live in the vicinity of Chesterfield and would like your pooch to get a makeover  for the bargan price of £10, pick up the phone and give them a call...........

30.04.2018C Four Paws Challenge Cup - Field Hockey Charity Match

When: SUNDAY 29 JULY 2018 - 6PM - 9PM
Cost: Players £5, Spectators £10
Where: Abbeydale Sports Club, Abbeydale Rd South Sheffield, S17 3LJ

We are looking for people to represent Ridgeback Rescue at a FUN charity hockey event (not on ice as the picture would suggest!). The key word here people is "FUN" so you don't need to be an expert, have the kit or know what you're doing. If you would like to be on the team (and we really hope you will want to be part of the chaos) please let us know. We are looking for at least 5 people but obviously the more people we have, the more subs we can make and the better the atmosphere and experience will be.

The Charities involved are our own Ridgeback Rescue, C Four Paws and the NAYBR (Boxer Rescue).

Charity Hockey Challenge

So, anyone interested in a spot of "Jolly Hockey Sticks" please contact

23.04.2018Poetry CompetitionPOETRY CARDS COMPETITION TIME!

Closing Date 1st June 2018

Ridgeback Rescue are putting together a series of cards to mark the various stages of a dog lover's life:

Happy Birthday
Happy Gotcha Day

We are looking for Poems that encapsulate the topics of the cards (they must be your own work and totally original).

We are looking for Photos to feature on the cards (they must be your own work or you must have permission to submit them. They need to be of a high enough resolution to be printed on the cards)

The winning POEM will be superimposed over the winning PHOTOGRAPH in each category, printed up and on sale with all profits going to Ridgeback Rescue. Cards will be available to purchase either as a set, or singularly.

Entry fees:
£5 (up to one poem in each category ie maximum 4 poems)
£5 (up to one picture in each category ie maximum 4 pics)

Fees can be paid via the Virgin Money Giving  or you can simply text POEM01 £5 (That's capital POEM then a zero and a number one, then a space and £5) to 70070 to pay by phone instead. Texts will cost your standard rate plus the £5 you are donating to Rescue.

Closing Date 1st June 2018
23.04.2018Kimba has found her new home........
04.04.2018Roo has been withdrawn by his owner......
27.03.2018Re-homing Page and Re-homed Page updated.........
17.03.2018Sadley this Event has had to be Cancelled

Spring Quiz Night in Support of Rescue!

The Spring Quiz will be held on Saturday 17th March 2018 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? Entry is £7.00 per person with a maximum of four to a team. Nibbles are included in the ticket price, sadly the bar is not!
Details from Geoff at 01509 674844 or e-mail
03.03.2018Sweet Mara addeded to the Rainbow Bridge Page...........
01.03.2018Upcoming Events page updated.....
01.03.2018Rhodesian Ridgebacks Forever!! - Zip Wire Challenge

ZipwireWell they did it! Apart from one person who failed to show on the day, all of our "adrenaline junkies" completed the challenge. The "no show" place was manfully taken at the last minute by the unsuspecting spouse of one of the participants.Perhaps a special "gong" should be struck for bravery for presentation to that man, the redoubtable Mr Marc Hurn.

To date something in excess of four figures has been raised for the trust and towards the welfare of the dogs placed in our care.

Our thanks to all who sponsored, and those that took part in this madcap event. But of course our biggest thanks must go to architect and participant and founder of Rhodesian Ridgebacks Forever!!,...... Sue Johnson!

While I hear that most of those that conquered the wire are quietly continuing their rehab, I've also heard a whisper that Sue is currently working on another, even more, dastardly challenge! Tin hats everybody!!

Donations may still be made by privately messaging Sue through Facebook Messanger for Paypal details, or clicking on the following link for Virgin Money Giving

Here's to the next one...........
31.01.2018Rhodesian Ridgebacks Forever!! - Zip Wire Challenge

Sue Johnson, founder of the Facebook Group Rhodesian Ridgebacks Forever!! has arranged for a group of Supporters of M&N Rhodesian Ridgeback Support and Rescue Trust to do the World's Fastest and Europe's Longest Zip Wire in an effort to raise funds for Ridgebacks needing help.

Zip WireSome of the participants hate heights, some of going too fast and some hold a fear of deep water, and this challenge has it all!!! Needless to say there are the odd one or two who are looking forward to it!!!

Those daredevils who are about to entrust their very existence to a bit of webbing attached to a steel cable are; Sue Johnson, Tim Johnson, Helen Mansfield, Nikki Hurn, John Kirby, Julie JJ Robinson, Kevin Blackwell, Benita Mather, Christine and Tom Young, Kim Davies, Libby Keane and Sarah, Sean Hsi, Ian Grant and Kathryn Smith.

All will be taking to "the wire" on Saturday 17th February 2018.

Please support us as a team or as individuals . . . every little bit will truly help Ridgebacks in Need by clicking on the following link to make a donation - Virgin Money Giving.

If you would prefer to sponsor by a different method please privately message through Facebook either Sue or Helen for Paypal or bank details.

Many thanks to all of our supporters!!
31.01.2018Spring Quiz Night in Support of Rescue!

The Spring Quiz will be held on Saturday 17th March 2018 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? Entry is £7.00 per person with a maximum of four to a team. Nibbles are included in the ticket price, sadly the bar is not!
Details from Geoff at 01509 674844 or e-mail
12.01.2018Ellie has been re-homed by Battersea!
18.12.2017Amba and Luca have found their new home! Hurrah!!


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