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


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.




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.






Chairman of the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue, Maggie Dimsdale-Bobby, seen here introducing the amazing singers and dancers who appeared to entertain the shoppers in Coleraine as they raised awareness of the many dogs searching for their #furever homes during this time of year.

Causeway Coast Dog Rescue charity held their Christmas carol evening at the Diamond Centre in Coleraine. Raising awareness of so many unwanted dogs at this time of year which need ‘furever’ homes, the charity has been inundated with calls to take in unwanted dogs. The callers are being redirected to the CCDR as all other rescue centres are telling them they are full as the charity believes that ‘every dog deserves a second chance’.

The charity located on the north coast, received support from Millburn Primary School Choir, singer Sara Crockett and Innova Irish Dance company, who all came to sing and dance in front of shoppers outside their charity shop in the Diamond Centre Coleraine.

The Christmas songs and the bright red costumes of the Irish dancers made it an evening to remember for all those attending.

Chairman of the CCDR Maggie Dimsdale-Bobby stated, “I very much wish to thank everyone who came to support us with this year’s Christmas Carol Service. To all the teachers and mums supporting the school choir, to Sara and Hannah who are absolutely amazing singers and of course the infamous Innova who danced to every beat that was played. It was a fantastic evening.

“At this time of year is extremely difficult for dog rescue charities, but not much different from the other 11 months! Calls are never ending with requests to take in unwanted dogs. At the CCDR we also receive many calls looking for advice about witnessing cruelty and what can be done about it. It is heart-breaking and I appeal to everyone, please do not purchase a puppy but come to any rescue centre and rehome a dog. Every dog deserves a second chance and we always aim to find each dog the best home to match both the dog and the potential owner. Dogs can range from a few months old right up to ten years old and each one desperately seeks a new owner and family to be with. We have been working hard to build relationships with various agencies and groups to provide a holistic approach to dog welfare and rehoming. In over twenty years of working with dogs the issues do not seem to be going away or becoming any less of a demand for rehoming centres.”

The charity thanks everyone for their support and to please keep in touch through their social media sites and website to keep updated with information, news and dogs searching for their forever homes.  Have a great Christmas from everyone at the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue. @CCDogRescue.




Sarah Crockett and her backing singer Hannah who sang at the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue Christmas Carol evening in the Diamond Centre Coleraine on 7th December. As avid dog lovers, they both wanted to show their support helping the charity raise awareness of the number of dogs searching for new homes.

The amazing Millburn Primary School Choir came along to open the evening with the most beautiful of Christmas songs. Children had their Christmas tinsel and loved every minute of performing in front of the shoppers at the Diamond Centre. Huge thank you to the children, their parents and of course, Teachers of Millburn Primary School Coleraine.




Please Paws for Thought At this time of year, as it is always difficult for dog rescue charities and the CCDR is no exception.  Every day the phone calls and emails are received, asking to take in an unwanted dog for many different reasons. But at this time of year as Christmas is getting closer and the nights are getting colder, the volunteers become more concerned on the level of calls increasing particularly as many of the other rescue charities are saying they are already full and redirecting requests to the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue.

Its is heartbreaking as there is a constant level of cruelty ranging from leaving a dog out overnight without any shelter, ranging to physical abuse and neglect. We always recommend that individuals contact their local dog warden  if the issue is effecting them or your neighbours personally such as barking, excessive noise etc, and to contact the animal welfare on  if the dog is being mistreated or neglected. In extreme cases, please contact the non emergency PSNI number on 101 and report it, so that it can also be followed up through Animal Welfare.

We believe at the CCDR that every dog deserves a second chance, and we will always aim to do what we can to help, as it is important that each family or individual is paired with the right dog, as our priority is the dog searching for that #fureverhome !

There are so many gorgeous potential companions ready to move to their new home and we want to see them getting there. Keep up to date with dogs coming in on any of these dogs are ready for their new home.



Sara sings for CCDR Christmas Carol Service

Sara Crockett, known for her fabulous country songs and voice, will be making an appearance @CCDogRescue Christmas Carol Service will be held in the Diamond Centre Coleraine on Thursday 7th December at 6.15pm.

Sara is an avid dog lover and jumped at the chance to support the charity. She recently sang at the SSE Arena in Belfast for the Farmers Bash in the summer and has previously sang in Nashville, where she wrote songs to go into her new album.

Sara’s songs are showcased on her social media sites and can be found at @saracrockettmusic Come along and hear her first hand, as she will be appearing with Millburn Primary School Choir and the infamous Innova Irish Dance Troup to support the dog rescue charity.

We look forward to welcoming you there @CCDogRescue