animal rescue

DONATING TO FOAL FARM ANIMAL RESCUE – THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

When I created my compassionate clothing line at the end of last year, it was really important to me that not only would my clothing portray a positive message and promote kindness to animals, but also that it would allow me to give back in a tangible way to amazing animal charities that are out there making a difference. I therefore decided I would donate £1 for every item sold to various animal charities, rotating on a monthly/bimonthly basis. The wonderful charity I chose to receive these donations in December 2015 and January 2016 was Foal Farm Animal Rescue.

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Foal Farm is an incredible no-kill rescue centre that has helped to save the lives of countless animals in need. They are currently fundraising for a much-needed rebuild of the dogs’ kennel block, in order to provide a better quality of life for the dogs whilst they wait for their forever homes, and of course to enable Foal Farm to continue to save even more dogs’ lives.

Thanks to all of your generosity, I was able to donate £107 to Foal Farm, which is absolutely incredible!

THANK YOU so much to each and everyone of you who purchased something from my line in Dec & Jan and allowed me to make this donation! You really have helped make a huge difference in these beautiful dogs’ lives, just through shopping – how awesome is that?!

I am so incredibly grateful to have such kind customers and am excited to help lots of other deserving animal charities going forward. If anyone knows of an animal charity that is doing amazing work & could do with some extra help, please comment them down below!

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To celebrate making the donation to Foal Farm, my mum and I took Sadie – one of the beautiful dogs  who is living at Foal Farm whilst she waits for her forever home – for a long walk and a pub lunch. Sadie did not have the easiest start in life, but inspite of this is so gentle, lively, cheeky & loving. She loved getting lots of fuss in the pub from the employees and other customers and would love more than anything for a family of her own. If you think you’ve got room for some unconditional love in your life and would like to adopt Sadie, head over to foalfarm.org.uk to fill out an application 🐾

Sleeping ruff – 24 hours as a rescue dog

Next weekend, 2 of my friends and I will be spending 24 hours in a kennel, completely cut off from technology and living on a budget of £1.20 each (the price of 2 cans of dog food). We’re doing this to raise funds for Foal Farm, the rescue centre we voluteer at, to build a much-needed new kennel block for the dogs.

Foal farm is an incredible no-kill animal rescue that is funded entirely on donations, so fundraising like this is really important as it enables Foal Farm to continue saving lives.

We’ve filmed a short video explaining a bit about what we’ll be doing and more importantly, why we’re doing it  ▹▸▹▸

If you’d like to find out a little more about why this cause is so special to us, please check out my post 5 REASONS TO ADOPT YOUR NEXT BEST FRIEND and my friend Maria’s post about her dog rescue story.

We, and the dogs, will be incredibly grateful for anything you can donate, no matter how big or small. The more money we raise, the more lives we save! If you’d like to contribute, you can find our fundraising page at: gofundme.com/sleepingruff

Thanks so much for your support guys!

Jade xxx

Volunteering at Foal Farm

Last weekend was extremely exciting for me, as I was able to fulfil a life-long dream of becoming a volunteer at an animal shelter. Just before Christmas, one of my besties, Maria, rescued her gorgeous dog Max from Foal Farm and shortly afterwards started volunteering there with her sister. When they asked if I want to volunteer with them, to say I was excited (like-pee-my-pants excited) would be an understatement, as as you all know I am a big time crazy dog lady and anything I can do to help animals in need makes my soul extremely happy.

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We had a great time walking some of the dogs around Foal Farm‘s beautiful grounds, and after spending time with them I just couldn’t believe how many gorgeous, friendly, and just generally loveable dogs there are waiting to find their forever homes. If you are able to open your home to a dog, in my experience, rescuing is honestly one of the most rewarding things you could ever do.  Two of my dogs have been rescues and they are some of the most loving, loyal dogs you could ever meet.

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All of the dogs that we we walked/spent time with were special in their own ways, like the lovely Stanley above, who has the most gentle soul and is extremely well behaved on the lead.

I particularly fell in love with this gorgeous boy Rex ▽▼▽▼▽. Five dogs wouldn’t be too crazy, right?! Seriously though.

border collie cross springer spaniel

All in all, my first volunteering experience was amazing, and I am so grateful that I can now hang out with all of these lovely doggies on a regular basis. Foal Farm is an incredible no-kill rescue that relies solely on voluntary contributions, legacies and money made from fund raising events, and I feel so humbled to be a part of it.

Have any of you volunteered at an animal shelter? I’d love to hear all of your stories, you know I can talk about animals all day!