As the Society continues to move forward, we are updating our email addresses to meet the needs of our Rescue and Rehoming work.

This will help ensure your email gets to the right person and a response issued promptly. The new email addresses are effective from 1st December 2018.

Please update your contact details you have for the Society as follows:

Old Email Address                                 New Email Address

all general and dog enquiries                      

all fundraising                    

all orders and invoicing                     

The old email addresses will continue to receive emails for a while as people change over to our new email addresses but there may be a delay before they are forwarded to the new email addresses.

Autumn Walk

Sunday 23rd September 2018.  

5 mile Sponsored Autumn Walk. 

Our annual sponsored walk starts at the Rescue Centre with registration at 2.30 for a prompt 3pm start.

All two and four legged friends are welcome!

Sponsorship forms available from the Rescue Centre or alternatively pay £10 on the day to register and take part.

Cold drink & biscuits on return plus Christmas Cards, CDRS gifts, blankets, dog toys, and purchase a hot drink and a doughnut for £1.



We have been monitoring the weather forecast for Sunday and have taken the decision to change the focus of the day from a dog show to a fete. There will be NO DOG CLASSES on Sunday due to the predicted heat. While this may be disappointing news for some, as a Rescue Centre we must live by our motto of Putting Dogs First. It will be a fun afternoon and we plan to have the following stalls available for people to enjoy:

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CDRS Dog Show

Sunday 8th July 2018

Our annual Dog Show is approaching and we would love for you to join us.

Stalls and registration for the dogs how will open at 1pm on Sunday 8th July.

The Dog Show will begin at 2pm.

There will be a selection of stalls including CDRS information, merchandise, tombolas, lucky dips and a raffle etc as well as third party stalls including:

Imogens Luxuries

Kooler Bandanas

Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre

Arden Grange

Flamingo Cards


and of course The English Tea Tent will be returning to provide BBQ & refreshments.

We hope to see you there.  Parking £2 per car.

Open Days

Sunday 27th & Monday 28th

May 2018


The Trustees & Staff at the Chilterns Dog Rescue Society cordially invite you to attend our Open Days to showcase our new facilities and plans for the next phase of development.

We will be giving guided tours throughout the day and will be selling refreshments including tea, coffee, cakes, sausage rolls & cheese and onion rolls.

Sara Abbott will be joining us on Sunday to showcase her pet portraits, do some live painting and take commissions.

Monday we will be joined by All People Photography and Arden Grange.

You can also meet the staff, volunteers and CDRS dog ambassadors to talk about adoption and other ways to get involved with the Rescue Centre.




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.