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This March we focus on Jerry Green Dog Rescue, based in Gilberdyke

Jerry Green’s was established in 1961, initially opening the first branch in North Lincolnshire. Once established Jerry went on to open four more rescue centres across Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire including the centre in Gilberdyke, which is today manned by a team of dedicated staff and incredibly loyal volunteers.

Lucy Pottage, Centre Support Officer for Jerry Green’s said: “We exist to relieve suffering dogs who need care and attention by rescuing them, taking them in, treating them and caring for them ensuring the best possible quality of life until we find them a loving home. Our Gilberdyke Centre opened in 1995 and since opening we have rehomed over 2,400 dogs to their forever homes. Every year the number of dogs needing rehoming and rescue space needed increases. In 2013 we rehomed 99 dogs, in 2014 the number increased to 155 and in 2015 we had our best year yet, rehoming 180 dogs to their forever homes. We are hoping that in 2016 it will be the best year ever for rescue and rehoming.  Our Gilberdyke centre offers rehoming and rescue, a small stock selection but we also now offer a grooming service to the general public. All the money raised from this goes straight back to help and care for more dogs in need. Our prices are all suggested donations and are incredibly reasonable. Rachel our groomer has worked with rescue dogs for over 15 years and is a fully qualified, fantastic groomer and always puts the dog’s welfare and needs first. Every year we host our annual summer show and we are hoping this year will be our greatest fundraising event yet. We have a wide range of activities including a Fun Dog Show, BBQ, Tombola and ‘have a go’ agility. We are desperate for ‘bric- a-brac’ prizes for our tombola and fundraising activities. We are always appealing for soft treat donations to help us with our daily training, and also put these to good use when administering medication to poorly dogs in our care.”

Can you offer us a loving, forever home?

TESS AND JACK
Older Labrador pair looking for a loving retirement home with someone who is prepared to care for elderly dogs. Tess and Jack adore one another’s company and have been around lots of other dogs here at the centre. They greet everyone happily and just love cheese!

JAZZ
Jazz is a gorgeous Staffordshire bull terrier girl who ended up with us due to a change in family circumstances. Jazz is fantastic with other dogs and loves nothing more than to snuggle into you when she gets the chance. She will make anyone a fantastic loving companion.

PEPPER
Pepper is a beautiful gentle young girl, who came to us from the stray kennels. She is looking for a loving owner who will help her overcome her initial worries. She is super loving, and the lucky person who adopts Pepper will be in for plenty of love and licks in the future!

To adopt one of these lovely dogs you would fill out a simple home finder questionnaire with a member of the rehoming team, and then be matched with an ideal companion. Following a successful ‘meet and match’ procedure, the centre does a simple home check to ensure the garden is fully fenced and there is a warm place with a bed for your new companion to sleep on. All dogs are fully vaccinated, microchipped, spayed or neutered, wormed and if necessary, treated for fleas.

Jerry Green’s are in urgent need of local helpers to host small fundraising activities such as pub quizzes or tombolas. If you can help, contact Lucy by email on:
Lucy.Pottage@jerrygreendogs.org.uk or call 01430 449112 / 07464490198
To become a foster carer please contact the centre to request an application form, alternatively call in at: Jerry Green Dog Rescue, Bennettland Lane, Gilberdyke, HU15 2TN. Tel: 01430 449112

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