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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!


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