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

Jollyes Petstore Coleraine Makes donation to CCDR

Jollyes Pet Superstore Coleraine presents donation to Causeway Coast Dog Rescue as they support their local charity.

Chairman of the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue Margaret Dimsdale-Bobby is seen here with Manager Ryan Godfrey of Jollyes Pet Superstore in Coleraine, as he hands over a donation to the charity for £750.00 worth of items from the store. The donations have come from Jollyes shoppers who join their loyalty scheme which is then donated to charities that Jollyes Pet Superstore support.

Causeway Coast Dog Rescue is Jollyes allocated ‘in store charity’. “This is a great donation”, Said Chairman Margaret Dimsdale-Bobby, “on behalf of everyone at the CCDR charity we are deeply gratefully to Ryan, the team at Jollyes and those who come into the store to shop and support local. This will go a long way to feed and benefit dogs that we rescue and rehome. Thank you again to everyone in the store, this is a huge donation.”

Jollyes has been supporting the charity and the donation will enable the members to call in and chose what they need ranging from dog food, leads, toys and of course bedding and any other of the necessary items. The charity is located on the north coast but supports dogs and individuals from all around the country to ensure that every dog deserves a second chance. If you wish to give a dog a loving home, and for more information on the charity, please go to @CCDogRescue or




Ryan Godfrey, Manager Jollyes Pet Superstore located in Coleraine, makes donation of £750 to charity representative Margaret Dimsdale-Bobby, Chairman Causeway Coast Dog Rescue, located on the north coast. @CCDogRescue

The Causeway Coast Dog Rescue receive new year’s gift from HMPO Belfast


The Causeway Coast Dog Rescue based on the north coast, received a new year gift from the team at Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) in Belfast.  Geraldine Gribben Chair and Colette McCourt are both on the HMPO charity committee and made the CCDR their charity of choice for this year’s donation.

Geraldine Gribben said, “Each year at Christmas time we select an animal welfare group and do a pet food drive across the office. We usually try and select lesser known charities and put a cardboard box in the staff tearoom where staff can place their donations in it.

“We fundraise for charities throughout the year, but the past four years we have been doing additional fundraising for animal welfare charities around Christmas. The items range from clothes, toys and books for the charity shop, and food with treats for the dogs.”

Margaret Dimsdale-Bobby, Chairman of the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue charity, said, “the CCDR charity is based on the ethos that every dog deserves a second chance. We have been inundated since Christmas with people contacting us, wanting to give up their dogs for rehoming. This gift from HMPO goes a long way to helping so many dogs with items for our charity shop, and dog food directly to feed the dogs we are in the process of rehoming.”

Margaret continued, “dogs being handed in range from 7-week-old puppies to 12-year-old Collies, it is heart breaking, and it never seems to ease. We work in partnership with so many other charities around Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK just to ensure we can achieve the best forever home for our dogs. We are working hard to develop partnerships with multidisciplinary agencies to bring together a cohesive voice on animal welfare in Northern Ireland. On behalf of everyone at the charity, a huge thank you to the staff at HMPO, especially Geraldine and Collette for being kind enough to choose the charity and deliver the items to us on the north coast.” For more information on providing a ‘fureverhome’ for an unwanted dog this year, to discuss fundraising for the charity, please go to or @CCDogRescue


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Chairman of the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue charity Margaret Dimsdale-Bobby, thanking members of Her Majesty’s Passport Office in Belfast, Geraldine Gribben Chair and Colette McCourt of the HMPO charity committee, as they delivered donations from members of their team.






Henry and Harry are just two of the rescue dogs from the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue which appeared at the Students Union in Coleraine to host a ‘Stress Free Puppy Petting Day’ 

As we move into the new year, more and more people are considering their mental health as well as their physical health. Students of the Ulster University Coleraine have been thinking of their own mental wellbeing as they go through their exams the stress can be difficult. Which is why they asked the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue to come back for a second year to support them in hosting a ‘Stress Free Puppy Petting Day’. The charity has worked in partnership with the Students Union to support the students in any way they can.

The CCDR took along a number of dogs, all of which has been rescued by the charity. These ranged from Chihuahuas to bulldogs! Giving the students a range of sizes and types of dogs to get up close and personal with.

The opportunity was available for each student to come in and sit with the dogs and pet and feel the warmth of each dog’s personality after they had a rough day working at their exams. The dogs loved the extra cuddles they received, from the male and female students!

Chairman of the charity Margaret Dimsdale-Bobby said, “this was a great opportunity for those students who have left their family dogs at home, to spend some time remembering the affection they have for their family pet. It was also an opportunity for many students who had never been near a dog before, to understand how to approach and pet a dog.

We also took this opportunity to speak with the students on animal welfare and the importance of looking after your pet, and what signs to look out for when others are not looking after theirs. The event was a great success and the students made a donation to the charity. Everyone looked very relaxed with large smiles as they left the room as they had taken their ‘selfies’ with each of the dogs”. 

Andrew McAnallen, Vice President Academic and Student Affairs, Coleraine said, “The January exam period can be quite stressful, so every year Ulster University Students’ Union organises stress busters to help de-stress students!

“The puppy petting rooms started last year, and idea of last year’s Union Vice President Kevin McStravock — and it was a huge success! This year we opened the puppy petting rooms up to both staff and students.

“This year was just as good as last. It was a terrific success, with over 100 staff & students turning up to see the dogs.  I got chatting to a few students and everyone seemed very appreciative.  There’s no greater way to relieve stress than spending some time with a few lovable puppies!

“The puppy petting room would not be possible if not for the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue. They are a very admirable local charity, whose mission is to rescue and rehouse unwanted dogs, into new, loving foster families. The work they do is essential in reducing the unnecessary suffering of dogs, while giving rescued dogs the love and care they deserve.

“The UUSU is looking forward to working with them again soon, when the puppy petting room comes to the Magee campus on Wednesday 17th January!”

For more information on rehoming a dog, or on the work of the charity, go to @CCDogRescue


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Henry and Harry the Bulldogs have both been rescued by the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue and found their forever homes! They supported the Ulster University Students Union Stress Free Puppy Petting day, along with a number of other dogs which was well received by the students attending. Supporting Mental Health and Well Being for everyone. @CCDogRescue.


Students of the Ulster University Coleraine with rescue dogs of the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue as they hosted their Stress-Free Puppy Petting Day, to support students during their exam time. Everyone left with fantastic smiles and fully enjoyed the day with dogs ranging from Chihuahuas to bulldogs. For more information on the dog rescue charity, go to @CCDogRescue




Relax and Enjoy. Students from Ulster University Coleraine invite CCDR back for a 2nd year.