Bonny Scotland or Bust!

The girls are off to their new home!  We are delighted that Buli and Diwa have secured their new home in Bonny Scotland in double-quick time!  


….. here’s to lots of fun in their new home with a new friend called Jack (who, from the meet & greet, thinks he’s “Lothario Jack”)

This beautiful pair of ladies, aged 12 and 9, were looking for a home together having spent the last 4 months in the Sheffield Dog Pound.  A quick stop-over with us at the weekend and, thanks to our amazing list of followers and supporters, they are already on their way to their new home today.

Good luck girls .. have a wonderful life in safety, comfort and most importantly TOGETHER xxx


We will be at CRUFTS, ringside this year, all day on “Hound Day”, Saturday 9th March, 2019.  Come along and meet the Rescue Team and have a natter, browse our merchandise and try your hand at “Pin the Ridge on the Ridgeback”.  Blindfolded, you will simply aim to attach a ridge as close as possible to where you see the real ridge on the picture  … closest ridge position wins!  It’s just £1 a go and the winner will receive one of our brand-spanking new polo shirts, fully embroidered with our New Name and Logo.

Roll Up and get your Selfie-Ridges!!! Ridges are now available to purchase for the great Ridgeback Rescue Selfie-Ridge competition. Attach one to your own back and take the best selfie you can posing with your hound. All ridges must be visible. Ridgeless hounds may of course wear a selfie Ridge if they too would like to take part. Pics must be posted on the original thread on the FB page. Available to buy at Crufts for £5 or by post for £5+£1 p&p (all profits to Ridgeback Rescue) – photos to be submitted by the end of March – most likes wins 😉 winner will be announced on Mother’s” Day (31st March 19) FOR THOSE WISHING TO ORDER BY POST: You can pay through our PayPal Account the name of which is, and just put in your postal address in the comments field when you pay so we know where to send it to you 🙂 If you tick the “friends and family” box, we don’t get charged by PayPal. Good luck and “Happy Selfie-Ridging!”

Walk 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…..

Kampala – Has found his new home!

Kampala – Has found his new home!
Age 10 Years
Male – Neutered

Our Kampala is a soppy big softie! He loves a fuss, very much enjoying human company, and at his age a quietish life.

He will need some help with toilet training as he hasn’t lived indoors for a number of years, but with patience and persistance he will get there.

Kampala will need some lead work as he’s not overly keen on walking on the lead, and does need reassurance occasisonally when going into new places.

He has lived with all sorts of different animals throughout his life but never with children, so we will be looking for an adults only household. Until recently he has lived with a female ridgeback which means he could possibly live with a “girlfriend”!

Are you that person with a Kampala shaped corner in your home…………

26th June 2018

Re-Homed July 2018

Rocky and Gazelle – Have found their new home!

Rocky and Gazelle – Have found their new home!

Age 10 years
Male and Female


Gazelle used to live indoors but has been living outside for the past couple of years. She will need a little help with her toilet training to get her back into the routine of living indoors. She has lived with a wide variety of animals and is ok with cats. She travels well in the car and walks nicely on the lead….she just plods along. She is ok with older children and is a really friendly girl.

Once settled in with her new owners, Gazelle will need some surgery for the removal a mamary tumour the cost of which will be borne by us. 


Rocky is Gazelle’s boyfriend! He is neutered and is a gentle old soul. He keeps Gazelle company and as such we need to rehome this pair together.

Rocky, like Gazelle has lived outdoors for the past couple of years, but had lived indoors previously. He too will need a little help with getting back into the outdoor toilet regime, but since he had lived indoors it shouldn’t take too long to get him “back into it”. 

Rocky does have a small lump on his shoulder, but the vet was not concerned by this. Our gentle boy is happy and loves human affection, he has not lived with children but is ok with older children. He travels well in the car and he has good recall walking well on the lead.

Are you able to accomodate this gentle pair……….

18th June 2018

Re-Homed June 2018

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. We will never misuse or sell your data to anyone. We ensure any data we hold is stored securely.

This privacy policy sets out how Ridgeback Rescue uses and protects any information that you give us.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using our services or our website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page, we will endeavour to advise of changes but you should also check this page to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

We report annually to the Charities Commission. Our Registered Charity Number is 1146704.

Should you wish to contact us regarding

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Request a copy of the information we hold about you or
Request removal of your information

Please email our Secretary, Julie Robinson, who will be happy to help and can be contacted via


Information We Have:

All personal information is stored securely and remains confidential to The Trust.

We never gather data about you without your consent and will treat all names, addresses and personal information as confidential at all times.

The Trust has no access to any Credit Card information unless given to them by telephone by the card holder. All card transactions are processed by PayPal and at no time during the process is the charity given access to this information.

Personal details regarding any dog’s previous or current ownership will remain confidential at all times.

Personal data is only used internally and is never shared with external third parties with the exception of:

  • Agria Insurance and then only on the adoption of a Rhodesian Ridgeback and only for the purpose of ensuring there is a 5 week insurance policy available on all newly adopted dogs
  • HMRC for all Gift Aid claims.

Personal data is only held as supplied by the inputter following consent for such information to be stored and only for legitimate use within The Trust in order to be able to undertake day to day operations.

Name and contact details will be shared with registered volunteers only for the purpose of contacting a family to arrange and carry out either a Home or Dog Check.

For those who have applied to become “Potential Owners” details are kept for a period of 1 year after which the form is marked closed, although details may be held indefinitely unless requested otherwise.

Those who are Supporters (i.e.: donated) may have their details held indefinitely but they will be removed on request.

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Kay Pettengell’s Husky Trail Arctic Challenge 2017

During the last week of March 2017 Ridgeback Rescue Supporter Kay Pettengell undertook the arduous Husky Trail Arctic Challenge, principly in memory of her beloved ridgeback Odin, but also to raise funds for two charities, one of which is our own. This enterprise involved taking a team of dogs 260Km sledding across the frozen wastes of the Arctic. We are happy to say that despite blizzards and the hardships that an enterprise such as this was bound to incurr, she has made it back in one piece.

Support for Kay’s effort has been amazing, raising the magnificent sum of £1,500 for the trust. Our thanks to Kay and all who supported and sponsored her in her toe tingling  enterprise!

Should you feel so inclined donations may still be made here

Here’s Kay’s account in her own words, with a few pictures……….

“A huge thank you to all the lovely Ridgeback owners who sponsored me. I am keeping the page open for another week and will collate all my sponsors as I have some cheques and cash from people. I know I’m close to my target of £1,000 but will update you all asap. Please feel free to look on my FB page at my photos and videos I took. Here is a little re-cap for you all.
 I’m back from my adventure 260km across the Arctic starting in Norway and finishing in Sweden. Such an amazing week. It’s been tough we endured an Arctic snowstorm which held us at the 3 nations border for 24 hours, putting our tents up in the blizzard with winds of 25mph was fun!!!! We then set off the next day having to cover the distance of 2 days in one otherwise we wouldn’t have made it to the Ice hotel. We travelled nearly 100km in a day, the morning of which we had to take it slow and stay close as we had another blizzard to deal with!!!! After running with my dogs on and off for the week I felt I had been run over by a bus and on the last night of camping was tempted to empty my ridiculous large bag I had stupidly brought with me and sleep in that with my dogs for warmth!!!!! Saying all that it was not the hardest thing in my life that without question was when Odin passed nothing could ever be as hard as that day and this trip was for him so I just accepted everything that came my way. I felt I had found myself again after he passed and I know he was with me by my side. Even though I was feeling tired sore and severely dehydrated I felt great and loved every minute of it. My dogs were incredible and I feel really privileged to have joined their team for the week. I have met some wonderful people and we had such a great group on this challenge who made me laugh so much. Missing Norway and missing my lovely boys Igloo, Sparky, Lubbe and Cosmo thanks guys X For you Odin love you always my angel XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX”