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Darling Poppy came into rescue as she had been very dependent on another dog she had previously been living with. When her best friend sadly died, she was bereft and inconsolable. Her owners decided it would be in her interest to live with another Chihuahua/s and took the difficult decision to relinquish her to us.


It has taken a very long time for Poppy to settle. There were problems with her starving herself and it was an uphill struggle to get her to settle into a normal eating routine. Poppy also has a heart problem and was born with spine and leg problems, which give her a wonky gait.

At some stage it is likely that she will require surgery and will remain a special needs dog for the rest of her life.


Poppy is an absolute sweetheart. She is quiet and has never so much as barked once since being in rescue. She has bonded and is inseparable from one of our permanent dogs and we feel she will be happier if she lives the remained of her life with her little friend.


The financial commitments for her future expensive surgery will be met by our rescue. We will keep you updated on her progress and you can follow her story on our website.

F.A.Q Sponsor me

How can I sponsor a dog?  Please send us an email with your name, address and which dog you would like to sponsor. 


What is my sponsorship money used for? Your sponsorship contributions are used to help your sponsor dog and all the dogs in our care. The money is used to cover the costs of veterinary bills such as dentals, health care and long term medications.


Can my sponsor dog be visited? I’m afraid not. Most of the dogs in our long term care may have medical conditions or be extremely nervous.  They would become stressed by unfamiliar people and situations.


Will I be my dog's only sponsor? We offer a co-sponsorship scheme with a number of people sponsoring each dog. Your money will go towards helping all the dogs in our care, including the dog you have chosen to sponsor.


What happens if my Sponsor Dog passes away? If your sponsor dog passes away, we will always write to you and inform you of this face. We will then offer you the chance to transfer your sponsorship to another dog on the scheme.


Can I sponsor a dog as a gift for someone else? Yes. When filling in the standing order form, please add the name, address and email of the person you wish to gift the sponsorship to. They will then receive any correspondence and photos for the sponsor dog.


How can I pay if I do not want to set up a standing order? You can sponsor a dog with a yearly payment.  We can take that via one off bank transfer, paypal  or cheque. Just contact us to let us know you are sponsoring a dog and send us the name, address and email of the person you wish receive the sponsorship information.