Local vets run a marathon for Susie at Causeway Coast Dog Rescue

Seen here are vets from Roe Valley Veterinary Practice in Limavady presenting a cheque for £1001.52 to Chairman of CCDR as a result of marathon ran earlier this year.

Local vets run a marathon for Susie at Causeway Coast Dog Rescue

Local veterinary practice Roe Valley in Limavady decided they would submit a team to the Belfast Marathon in the aim of raising funds for a rescue dog’s heart operation. Susie, the rescue cocker spaniel was aiming to have her operation earlier this year will now be having it this week with a specialist vet being flown in from England. £1001.52 was achieved by the Roe Valley vets and presented to Chairman Maggie Dimsdale-Bobby at their practice in Limavady. “on behalf of the director and members of the CCDR Charity, thank you to everyone for entering the marathon and achieving such a substantial amount which will go a long way to supporting Susie in having her operation.”


Pic at Roe Valley Vets with cheque presentation to chairman

Everything is A1 for Causeway Coast Dog Rescue as they raise funds for Susie’s heart operation

Alpha 1 Dog Hotel owner and manager Mr Ian Eccles seen here with Chairman Maggie Dimsdale-Bobby presenting donation towards Susie’s operation.

Everything is A1 for Causeway Coast Dog Rescue as they raise funds for Susie’s heart operation

With the recent call to raise funds for Susie the cocker spaniel’s specialist heart operation, Ian Eccles owner and manager of ALPHA 1 Dog Hotel located on the north coast helped to raise funds to support the cost of the surgery. Identified as a rare condition, the surgery will be key hole which is both costly and difficult to secure a specialist veterinary surgeon which will be travelling from England to operate on Susie. Ian is seen here donating £300 to Chairman of the charity, Maggie Dimsdale-Bobby. A huge thank you to Ian and his team for their kind donation which will go a long way to support the final cost. @CCDogRescue


Celebrations for Yi Jean as she raises £155 for Susie’s operation

Picture of Yi Jean with young sister making a cheque presentation to Chairman of CCDR for £155 which she raised from her 7th Birthday!

Causeway Coast Dog Rescue charity receives donation from School Girls 7th birthday!

From the recent campaign by the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue to raise funds for a rescue dog’s specialist heart operation, a local little girl had been reading the information and decided that she would donate all of her birthday money gifts to help with paying for Susie’s to get her second chance!

Chairman Maggie Dimsdale-Bobby said, imagine our shock when we received the call from Yi Jean’s mother asking us if we would accept her donation and that she had asked everyone who would be attending her birthday party to give her money, so she could donate to the charity. It is a brilliant and kind gesture from someone so young”.

Yi Jean was having her 7th birthday and her little sister Yum Yum helped. The girl’s parents own the takeaway in Bushmills and have continued to support her in her arrangements and donation.

The family came along to the charity shop and presented a large cheque for the total of £155 for Susie’s operation, all raised by Yi Jean! On behalf of the charity, thank you!

Photograph:  Seen here is Yum Yum with her sister Yi Jean who raised £155 towards a heart operation for Susie, a rescue dog from Causeway Coast Dog Rescue charity. Yi Jean presented a cheque at the charity’s shop in Coleraine to Chairman Maggie Dimsdale-Bobby with one of the rescue dogs Harry! @CCDogRescue





Causeway Coast Dog Rescue charity located on the north coast rescued a cocker spaniel from a local breeder when she was just less than a year old. Susie, as she is named, is jet black and the best temperament for rehoming, considering the conditions she was previously kept and how she was treated before being rescued. As with all rescued dogs, the charity does a health check with a vet before rehoming.

Chairman of the charity, Maggie Dimsdale-Bobby said, “There are so many health issues with dogs being rescued, particularly from breeders, however Susie is particularly special. She has a special heart complaint which struggles with the flow of blood around her heart. As the charity’s focus is to make sure every dog has a second chance, a specialist surgeon was sourced from Belfast, a kind and considerate vet who specialised in heart complaints for dogs. He had a special interest as he had a problem with his own heart.”

A deal was struck with cost, date and location, and he agreed to complete the operation and ensure Susie didn’t have to wait too long from date of diagnosis. As Susie is a young dog, and full of life, she is a perfect for having this kind of operation and it being successful, as there is a level of risk with all operations.

The Chairman continued, “Unfortunately earlier this summer, the kind and trusted vet passed away suddenly due to his own heart condition. The charity’s members and volunteers felt their condolences for his family and friends in England.

“During this time, we secured foster parents for Susie while she awaited her fate as the charity considered what would be possible for her immediate future”.

Members had already started to raise funds for Susie’s operation and wanted to continue to give her the best chance possible. Funds were raised through a campaign on the charity’s facebook with individual supporter’s donations; children’s birthday donation; local kennels donating and vets running a marathon and so much more.

The Chairman stated, “The veterinary practice helped us to identify another vet, this time from England as with such a specialised operation with key hole surgery there are very few who perform it. Unfortunately costs have increased but the charity wish to continue fundraising for Susie.

“The operation will be taking place this week in Belfast and we have only another £780 to reach our target. Our supporters have been generous to a fault and I wish to personally thank each and every one of them for their kindness in spending their time and money to help the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue securing a long and happy future for Susie. “ @CCDogRescue.

To continue with Susie’s story as she recuperates, please go to the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue’s facebook page, website or twitter  @CCDogRescue for updates. If you wish to volunteer, then please drop an email to info@causewaycoastdogrescue.org or telephone 07595602702 after 11am, thank you.


Photograph of Susie

Causeway Coast Dog Rescue is chosen by national store Co-op

We are proud to announce the national store Co-op has chose the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue as one of their charities in the UK to support for the forthcoming year through the Co-op Local Community Fund.

The Co-op Local Community Fund helps to support local projects that members care about. Since its launch in 2017, Co-op members have raised £39 million pounds for over 12,000 local causes. We’re delighted that Causeway Coast Dog Rescue (CCDR) will now be able to access this funding opportunity.

Every time the local community shop at the Co-op, 1% of what you spend on Co-op branded products and services helps fund community projects. Members can shop at any Co-op Group stores across the UK to raise money for the charity.

Members can choose which causes to support by signing into their membership account or by calling the membership helpline on 0800 023 4708.

The Causeway Coast Dog Rescue will receive Co-op support from November 2018 to November 2019, so please go on now and register your support so that every time you spend you support your local charity for the next 12 months.

There are locations all over which you can register and provide your support and the two locations on the north coast are

Store Name Store Address Store Postcode Business Unit
Co-op Bushmills Bushmills BT57 8QA Food
Hugh Wade and Son Coleraine BT52 1BF Funeralcare

Thank you Co-op Local Community Fund Team and thank you to everyone in the local community who choose Causeway Coast Dog Rescue @CCDogRescue   We will have more to follow on events and dates for diary as the story unfolds.



Our Charity Shop Opens 5 days a week from 29th October 2018

The Causeway Coast Dog Rescue Charity shop opens Monday to Friday from this coming Monday, 29th October. Opening from 10.30am to 4pm each day, the charity is trying to provide a fuller service for its loyal customers.

“We have lots of new stop and its a great location, we have something for everyone”, stated Chairman Maggie Dimsdale-Bobby.

She continued “come in and say hello as we have clothes for adults and children, as well as books, dvds, bricabrac and lots of toys for children. Right now we have lots of fancy dress costumes, and have lots of party outfits for the forthcoming season. so there is a bargain for everyone.”

There have been so many donations, some with labels still attached and unworn, some designer labels and great coats for the winter weather as it fast approaches. There are also lots of handbags for the ladies and pictures as people start to think about making changes to their home, there are lots of ornaments and items for the kitchen.

Charity donations are welcome as you drop in, but if you have a large number of bags please call ahead and we can arrange for you to deliver by car.

So if you are thinking of that special night out or that cosy outfit with a good book to stay in, we have it all!! Call in and grab yourself a bargain!

#dogrescue #charityshop #charity #donations




Portstewart Probus Club invite CCDR to raise awareness about the work of the Charity

Chairman of the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue, Maggie Dimsdale-Bobby was invited along to meet the members of Portstewart Probus Club to talk about the work the charity does and the types of issues they face on a daily basis. Held in Portstewart Golf Club, Maggie brought along some four legged friends to talk about the different types of unwanted dogs, the rehoming process and about how the number of calls for help to investigate alleged cruelty around Northern Ireland is on the increase.

The members were very surprised to hear about the volunteers, the charity shop and the difficult work the volunteers do to support their local borough as well as those in other council areas around the country.

“It is a very rewarding job, but a very heart-breaking job” says Maggie. You wouldn’t believe some of the calls we get where people are looking to give up their dogs they have had as part of their family for over ten years and then in the next breath they want a pup! As well as hearing about some of the on going neglect whereby neighbours who witness cant take it any more and plead for help. it is truly shocking”

“Meeting the members of the Probus Club is a great opportunity to raise awareness about what is happening in our local area as well as getting a chance to experience some of our dogs which desperately need their #foreverhome. We have had a heartfelt welcome by the group.”

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WE ARE HAVING A SUMMER SALE!!! WITH 50% OFF EVERYTHING IN STORE.  Call into our Charity Shop located in the Diamond Centre Coleraine, starting Monday 30th July to Saturday 4th August. Everything will be half price, including ladies clothing, gents and children’s clothing, books, children’s toys and much much more! Even our many books for the valued summer read will also be half price. Call in and support your local charity, as our summer sale will help us to raise funds for rescuing and rehoming dogs.

We have something for everyone, including some items of furniture and jewellery for the ladies. This will be one off, 50% off discount running from 1030am to 4pm on Monday 30th, Wednesday 1st August, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th August, so call in and get your pick early, including some of those all important clothes for the kids during the holidays!

#CharityShop #Sale #DogRescue @CCDogRescue






CCDR Charity Shop Summer Sale!