The charity is privately funded and receives no government or large-scale support. The sheer generosity of the public is the only reason the rescue can continue its work. The centre costs around £8k per month to run. To raise this money, fundraising events are held every weekend. Currently, there are no surplus funds, and the centre is operating on a month by month basis. The help and support of the general public is critical to our survival.
Great things can be achieved with the help of our many generous supporters working together towards a common goal, creating more happiness for every dog that ends up at Oakwood Dog Rescue.
The rescue has the capacity to care for up to 40 dogs at any one time, with the help of our fantastic foster homes. The design and setup of the rescue facilities ensure the highest welfare for dogs in our care. The centre is made up of individual kennels and a number of rooms, halls, yards and fields where the dogs can run, play and rest together all day. Sociable dogs also enjoy the on-site doggy day school which runs during the week.
We helped 57 dogs find new homes in 2017 and started off 2018 with a bang having rehomed 12 dogs in the first 6 weeks of the year! We're only small but we're growing and hope to help twice as many dogs in 2018 as we did in 2017!