Local Vet Neal Breen jumps for joy at raising over one thousand pounds for local charity!  The Causeway Coast Dog Rescue recently attended the Wild Geese Skydive Club in Garvagh to watch one of the vets from the Roe Valley Veterinary Clinic in Limavady jump from the sky to raise money for the charity, a staggering £1056.60!  Neal Breen decided that as he worked closely with the charity helping to improve the health and wellbeing of every dog rescued before it is rehomed, he wanted to go that little bit further and raise some funds for the charity himself!

Neal took a huge step, and straight onto one of the Wild Geese’s flights to prepare for the tandem jump with one of the Club’s members who also supported the Charity by kindly donating the Sky Dive for Neal to complete.

Chairman of the Charity Maggie Dimsdale-Bobby said, “this is an amazing thing to do for the charity, as we have some brilliant volunteers who bag pack, run marathons and hold coffee mornings, but jumping from the skies is definitely going that extra mile, one that many wouldn’t want to take!! He has definitely done an amazing job with raising over one thousand pounds as we firmly believe that every dog deserves a second chance. The charity does not receive any funding from government bodies and with the increase in calls to take in unwanted dogs, every penny counts from fundraisers like Neal. We had a great time as we all went down to cheer him on as he made the jump from the aircraft and landed safely beside us!

“On behalf of the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue, a huge thank you to the Wild Geese Skydiving Club in Garvagh, but an extra special thank you for Neal, both for all the work he does with the charity in helping the dogs we rescue, but especially for taking that leap of faith from the sky and raising so much money. We congratulate him on his achievement and for being presented his certificate from the skydiving club.

The charity is funded through donations such as those received from Neal and from kind volunteers helping the charity. For more information go to @CCDogRescue or facebook/causewaycoastdogrescue.


Photograph above - Neal Breen local Vet at Roe Valley Veterinary Clinic presenting cheque for £1056.60 to Chairman of the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue Charity Maggie Dimsdale-Bobby which he raised from skydiving at Wild Geese Skydiving Club in Garvagh who donated the jump! @CCDogRescue



NEAL BREEN local vet as he prepares to jump from an aircraft at a spot of skydiving to raise funds for Causeway Coast Dog Rescue charity – at WildGeese Skydive Club Garvagh.


Huge thumbs up after landing! Neal Breen vet with Roe Valley Vets Limavady seen here with chairman Maggie Dimsdale-Bobby Causeway Coast Dog Rescue and ‘Taff’ of Wild Geese Skydiving Club in Garvagh who donated the jump to the charity, raising £1056.60. @CCDogRescue

Neal as he receives his certificate for jumping at the WildGeese Skydive Club Garvagh. Celebrations begin!!!

Coffee Morning for CCDR in Bushmills with the Co-op

Huge thank you to Paula and the team at the CoOp for supporting the charity last week and hosting a coffee morning in Bushmills Community Centre. Lovely morning and met some new friends, Harry just loved the attention and the cakes, but not too many!!

Thank you again from @CCDogRescue and for raising £81.18 for the charity. #fundraising #charity #coffee #coffeemorning #dogrescue




The Causeway Coast Dog Rescue recently met with fellow charities to discuss some of their concerns on dog welfare in N.Ireland and how they could lead the way in making changes for the better, recently published on Causeway Coast and Glens borough Council website –  The charity located on the north coast was established to rescue and rehome dogs while focusing on the general welfare of dogs in their area.  The CCDR members have started to receive regular requests for help from residents on concerns about neglect or animal cruelty in their area which is raising additional concerns.

Since December, there has been a steady increase in requests to take unwanted dogs and the numbers are also increasing year on year. Healthy dogs continue to be destroyed by local councils and to address this and many other concerns, the charity is leading on discussing the issues with other dog rescue charities in N.Ireland. The first meeting recently took place in Coleraine on the north coast.

Chairman of the charity Margaret Dimdale-Bobby said, “I felt it was important for us to meet and share some of our experiences in dog rescue and rehoming; animal welfare and importantly sharing best practice so we can continue to develop and improve the services we provide.  We will also be looking at best practice in the rest of Britain as we have recently attended a meeting with Westminster MPs to discuss the impact of Brexit which has an impact on dog rescue and rehoming – particularly the new rules of dog passports!

Almost Home located in Lisburn was one of the charity’s attending the meeting stated, “We take in hundreds of dogs each year and the experiences to our volunteers can be traumatising and yet always fulfilling when we achieve the new home for an unwanted dog. We take in other animals and receive requests from all over the country, similar to the CCDR. We have learned so much today by sharing our experiences with the others at the meeting and look forward to the next one.”

Maggie continued, “The experience of charities and individual volunteers at grass roots is essential to share with others, particularly as none of these charities receive any government funding or support. Many charities take calls seven days per weeks and volunteers are never off duty as there is always something to do, someone to help and a dog to rescue. The CCDR will be focusing this year on building partnerships and on education, ensuring people are aware of the issues being faced on a daily basis by so many dog rescue charities. Our ethos is that ‘every dog deserves a second chance’ but we are worrying that so many more dogs, are needing that second chance than ever before.”

For more information on reporting animal cruelty in your areas, go to and for more information on rehoming a dog with the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue, go to their facebook or @CCDogRescue





Reporting Cruelty to Dogs in Your Area

Over the last few months the charity volunteers have been receiving an increase in calls and social media messages reporting cruelty to dogs in their area.  We will always help in any way we can to support you but please contact your Animal Welfare office in the first instance.

The below link is to the animal welfare office in your council area, which you can also report to your local dog warden, and to your local PSNI on the non-emergency number 101.

If you wish to inform us of the incident or ask for support, or just as an update to a potential cruelty case, please email us on, or telephone anytime as a member of the team will help in any way possible.

Together we can work to reduce the cruelty to dogs in N.Ireland, and the more everyone takes action to report the cruelty, the more we can do to remove the pain and suffering.  @CCDogRescue  #dogrescue #removeanimalcruelty #charity

Gifts for Mother’s Day

Call into our #Charity #Shop located at the Diamond Centre in Coleraine for that special #MothersDay gift.  We have lots to choose from jewellery, handbag, scarf, or that special little trinket.  We have a sale running every week for next six weeks with different offers each week, along with new stock coming it, Call in and grab yourself a bargain!  @CCDogRescue





We have lots of new stock coming into the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue charity shop over the next couple of weeks but importantly, we have a SALE with offers on every week in our #Charityshop

Located in the Diamond Centre Coleraine, our Shop raises much needed funds to ensure that every dog we take in, gets that essential second chance and forever home.  There is so much to choose from, so call in and get that book for the weekend, or that outfit for going out!

27th Feb to 5th March BricAbrac – Everything £1

6th Mar to 12 March Ladies Tops – All £2

13th Mar to 19th March Ladies Handbags – All £2

20th Mar to 26th March Kids Books – All 20p each

27th Mar to 2nd April Mens Shirts – All £1 each

3rd Apr to 9th April All Jeans – All £3 each

10th Apr to 16th April Books – buy one get one free


Call in and say hello, and grab yourself a bargain!


Every dog deserves a second chance #charity #fundraising #dogrescue


NEAL is going to Jump for @CCDogRescue !

NEAL is going to Jump for @CCDogRescue ! Neal is a vet working for the Roe Valley Veterinary Clinic in Limavady. He has volunteered to take a leap of faith, and jump out of aircraft at the Wild Geese Skydiving centre this month, with the hope of raising funds for the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue. A date will be published soon and we all aim to cheer him on with the jump on the day.  He has already finished his training and just needs to ‘save the date’ for the jump.  If you wish to sponsor Neal, click on the link below as we will be published the date next week, on when he will be doing the jump! Good Luck Neal and thank you everyone for your support!

Neal seen here with Chairman of the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue, Margaret Dimsdale-Bobby, and Harry at the Wild Geese Skydiving Club as Neal completed his training.






Bobby is a beautiful eight-month-old special black Labrador, which is searching for his forever home with the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue. Bobby is special because a number of weeks ago he was involved in a sever accident and ended up having to have his front left leg amputated. With going through such a traumatic experience, you would think this young pup would be lying low and feeling sorry for himself, but not a chance! He is a bouncy mischievous puppy just like all the rest at this age! However, because of his special circumstances and needing to be supported to know what he can and shouldn’t be doing during his recovery period, he desperately needs a home that will be patient, caring and yet fun loving enough to give him plenty of exercise, but importantly make him part of the family.

Following Christmas, the charity has been inundated with calls to take in unwanted dogs. There are just too many to take in, resulting in working with other charities around the country to seek support in rehoming them. Chairman Margaret Dimsdale-Bobby said, “every January it is always the same – out with the old and in with the new – which is horrendous to even consider, particularly for our volunteers. Thankfully we also have lots of people looking to take in a dog and give them that forever home they seek, but the work load in working our way through the calls is exhausting and extremely time consuming. Bobby is very special which is why we are putting a call out to see if we get interest from a home that wouldn’t be aware of our charity. We still have other dogs searching for their home which I am sure will happen, but Bobby just needs that little bit extra TLC.”

Each time a dog is rehomed with the charity, a house check needs to take place and the family’s current circumstances needs to be discussed, which will be no different for Bobby’s potential new home. This gorgeous black Labrador deserves a fabulous lifelong ‘#fureverhome! So, if you think that is you, please ring the charity to discuss further, or email them with an over view of your current circumstances. 07595602702