Stokenchurch Dog Rescue (SDR) is an independent and self-financing charity. We are able to care for up to 50 dogs at any time in our facilities in South Buckinghamshire and although we are a relatively small autonomous charity we are typically able to rescue and rehome approximately 250 dogs a year. Our dogs are cared for 24 hours a day by a hard-working team of 8 staff, supported by a band of loyal animal-loving volunteers.
Formerly known as the High Wycombe & District Dog Welfare & Rescue Society SDR was set up by local residents in 1963 to save the lives of stray and unwanted dogs. We are registered as a charity in England and Wales (274589).
SDR is a member of the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) and our staff and trustees have excellent working relationships with a variety of national and local dog rescue centres and breed rescue centres to ensure we find the most suitable homes for our dogs as quickly as possible.
In terms of its annual running costs and overheads - we receive no statutory funding of any kind. Funds are received from the following sources:
We are proud of our non-destruction policy, which means that healthy dogs are not put down, and we believe that somewhere there is a kind and permanent home for every dog. We also take in and care for the sick, the old and the traumatised. If we have room, we offer them all a home and do everything within our power to rehabilitate them whenever possible, both physically and psychologically.