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We currently have a couple of fundraising pages which are raising money for CDRS.  If you’d like to make a donation to the Rescue Centre why not consider doing it via JustGiving

or ViginMoneyGiving?  See the links below for our current fundraisers.

Chris is cycling 100 miles for the Prudential London-Surrey 100.  Visit his page to sponsor him.

Chris Stapley

Stephanie is doing a 6km open water swim in the Bantham Swoosh.  Visit the link below to sponsor her.

Bantham Estuary

Are you inspired by either of these to complete your own challenge?  We are registered with both VirginMoneyGiving and JustGiving making it easy for you to set up your own fundraising page for anything you like and all the donations will come directly to the Rescue Centre.  You can climb Everest, have a sponsored silence or anything in between – it’s up to you!

40 Dogs in 40 Days – All People Photography

Raise money for Rescue Centre and get a beautiful portrait of your dog

Donate £25 and claim your portrait voucher worth £175 today!

Simply Donate £25 on the just giving page below and then claim a Pet Pawtrait Experience gift voucher from All People Photography

Every gift voucher includes a beautiful framed desk portrait wort worth £175 in total!

Once we have received your donation one of the team at All People Photography will contact you to arrange your Pet Pawtrait Session.

If you have any queries, call APP on 01296651788 or email

Spaces are limited so be sure to book soon!

Thank you for supporting The Chilterns Dog Rescue Society.

What’s included:

  • A chat with a photographer to sort out your individual requirements
  • A full photoshoot
  • A personal preview of your images approximately one week later
  • Including a 7″ framed desktop portrait (no obligation to buy more)

Sara Abbott – Renowned Portrait Artist Supports CDRS

On Tuesday 23rd January Sara Abbott, a renowned artist, displayed some of her work at The Berkeley Wine Bar & Gallery in Berkhamsted to officially launch her collaboration with Chilterns Dog Rescue Society.  During the first half of 2018 Sara will donate £100 to the Rescue Society for every Pet Portrait commission she receives.

An official portrait painter for the Kennel Club and Harrods artists in residence for two years her work is recognised as among the best in the world today as even a quick glance will confirm.

“I’m very grateful that my work not only brings joy to me and pleasure to my clients but that it is also able to support animals not so fortunate. I rescued my little dog ten years ago and from the moment I understood the plight of dogs in rescue in the UK I was determined to do something to help.  I couldn’t work at the sharp end of rescue but I can financially support those that do.”

Abbott visits her clients nationally for a gentle photo shoot with her subject as she feels meeting the dogs and getting a feel for their nature and character is an important ingredient in her work. Her recent move to Berkhamsted means that she is now very local to us and why she has chosen to support our work.

If you’ve ever thought about a portrait of your dog, as a gift for a loved one, a family heirloom or as a delicious self-indulgence now is the time to do it. Abbott’s work has featured in Elle Deco, Dogs Today, Hong Kong Tatler, Dogs Monthly, Beautiful Homes and many other publications and we can’t wait to see whose portraits she paints here in the Chilterns.

Why not talk to Sara about your own pet, visit her website

Vacancy – Canine Carer Level 1

Part-time Canine Carer Level 1 required to join a small friendly team to help care for and exercise rescue dogs and assist with their re-homing.

Training provided.  Includes physical outside work.  No accommodation available and own transport essential.

To request an application form please contact Chilterns Dog Rescue Society on 01296 623885 or email

Completed application forms, CV and written letter of introduction required by 9am on Friday 2nd February 2018.

Hours are alternate weekends 8.30am to 5.30pm and alternate Wednesdays 8.30am to 2 pm. There will also be frequent opportunities to provide holiday cover.

Pay is £7.50 per hour.  Start date as soon as possible.

Sara Abbott – Animal Portrait Artist – Supports CDRS

Artist Sara Abbott is raising funds for us through her animal portrait work.  Mention us when ordering a commission of your dog and she will donate £100 of her fee to the Rescue Centre.

In addition, you could WIN a 60 x 60cm oil on canvas portait in our raffle – all funds raised from this will go towards helping the dogs at CDRS.

Tickets are £5 a strip – available here and at The Berkeley, Berkhamsted where the raffle will be drawn in an evening exhibition and informal talk by the artists on January 23rd 2018 from 6:30pm.




Moving into the new Rescue Centre was a huge milestone in the Society’s history.

It is hard to explain how wonderful it is to see the dogs in their new kennels in an environment which helps to make their stay with us, for however long, as comfortable and fulfilling as possible.

Of course, the kennels themselves formed Phase One in our vision to create a Centre of Excellence for our rescue and rehoming work. As we settle into our new surroundings we have already turned our attention to, and indeed commenced work on, Phase 2. This includes landscaping, car parking areas and the demolition of the old kennels to give us room for additional training facilities.

As well as calm and comfortable surroundings in the kennels themselves it is also important to offer training, socialisation and relaxation areas for the dogs. Essentially a dog play zone!

With this in mind, one of the key elements of Phase 2 will take the form of creating and building two enrichment and sensory paddocks. These paddocks will not only provide the dogs with the space to socialise together but by adding different plants, scents and textures as well as other features we can provide the mental and physical stimulation they also require.

Features such as a sandpit for digging, water feature for paddling, log tunnels and raised platforms will enable dogs to put their natural skills to the test. Caves, trees and shrubs will provide additional interest as well as natural shade. Plants such as lavender, yarrow, St Johns Wort and valerian add scent and can offer beneficial properties for dogs. The paddocks can also be used to provide quieter surroundings for training as well as a good place for potential owners to meet a dog for the first time.

In essence the paddocks will not only provide an exciting and stimulating area for the dogs but will highlight certain aspects of their personality, helping us to evaluate their progress and aid the rehoming process.

Initial costings for two 25m paddocks plus the cost of the features is estimated to be £20,000 and to help us achieve this next chapter we are excited to announce the launch of a new campaign to raise funds to create our DogZone.

It is because of your incredible generosity that we have already achieved so much and with your continued loyalty we can achieve so much more.

We are building a better future for rescue dogs and you can help us by donating to our DogZone campaign in one of the following ways:

Text ZONE20 £20 to 70070 to donate £20


Text ZONE20 £10 to 70070 to donate £10

Complete and return the attached donation form

Or donate online at


My Favourite Voucher Codes – Vote Now!

Raise money for dogs in need whilst saving on your online shopping – for free!

This November, we are teaming up with My Favourite Voucher Codes in their charity poll, competing with two other charities to win 20% of their profits for the month.

About My Favourite Voucher Codes: This online money saving website supplies discount codes and amazing offers for thousands of stores, from small online retailers to popular high street stores such as Argos and Debenhams. Online shoppers can enjoy up-to-date voucher codes on everything from stylish boots to beach holidays, and with such a wide range of stores to choose from, there is something for everyone. Alongside their codes, they give 20% of their monthly profits to a different charity each month via their charity poll, and in the last 5 years have given donations totalling over £50,000.

Vote Online: Voting is both free and easy; simply visit the My Favourite Voucher Codes homepage and you will find the poll on the right-hand side (or the bottom of the page on mobile). Everyone can cast one vote, and once you do you can see how we are doing in the poll! There is no need to sign up or use any vouchers in order to vote, however every voucher used contributes to the final amount donated (whilst saving you money!).

With this donation, we can continue to rescue and provide care for abandoned and unwanted dogs. With veterinary care, feed and training, it costs a great amount just to keep up the everyday running of the rescue. Vote today and help us not only continue helping the dogs in our care but also to rescue more dogs with uncertain futures and help them find a loving home.

Quiz Night!

Another of our popular quiz nights in Wendover is coming soon on Saturday 14th October.
Teams of 6. £12.50 per person.
Hot supper included. Bring your own drinks and glasses.
7.30pm start.
Contact or 01296 623885 to reserve your table.

Donations of towels etc

We appreciate any donations of towels for the dogs in our care.

Now we are in our new Rescue Centre we are using vet beds and no longer need blankets.  We are also unable to use anything with stuffing eg duvets, cushions, pillows etc.

Thank you for your support.