How can you help?

How can you help Oakwood Dog Rescue?

There are several ways in which you can help our dogs have a happy and fulfilling life while they are in our care.

Whether you can give us an hour or two to walk some dogs, help us with our fundraising efforts, or even buy us an item or two from our shopping list, every little bit is a huge help to us!

For further information please see the corresponding page(s).

Dog Walking, Volunteering and Play Sessions...

If you can spare just half an hour to walk one of our dogs, or even have a play session with one in our hall or on our field it can really make a difference to that dog's life*.

To dog walk you need to be over 16 years of age and bring Photo and Address ID for all people who are walking, visit between the hours of 8-12midday or 5-9pm, 7 days a week. (no appointments required).

We are always desperately in need of regular volunteer kennel assistants who help us care for the dogs at the centre. We sometimes reach up to 30 dogs in our care and rely on volunteers to aid in the cleaning of kennels, walking of dogs, food preparation and much, much more!

*play sessions subject to training hall/ field availability.

Fundraising and Collections...

We always need people to help on our Street Collections and at any events that we collect or have stalls. This is one of the main ways in which we raise funds and is very important to the rescue.

We also are in constant need for tombola and raffle prizes - please see our opening times to drop off donations!


We are currently in need of:

  • Sheets, towels, duvet covers, blankets
  • Wet & Dry Chappie
  • Wainwrights/ James Wellbeloved/ AVA / Puppy Food
  • Primula cheese (no chive please!)
  • Slow feeder bowls
  • Training treats, natural treats, long-lasting treats
  • Mops, mop buckets, sweeping brushes, dustpan and brushes, rubber gloves, scrubbers...
  • Bleach, disinfectant, multi-purpose cleaner, biological washing powder
  • Poo bags
  • Dog crates
  • Quick release collars, clip/slip leads
  • Squeaky toys, soft toys, interactive toys
  • Kongs

You can also visit our Drop-point profile to see what we are in need of!