About us.

Wags and Bones Staffie Rescue Support was created on 1st May 2012. We are a Staffie orientated group but you do not need to own a Staffie or even any other kind of dog to be a member of our groups.  All are welcome as long as you share our aims and values and abide by the principles of the group.  We support Staffies, Staffie x and occasionally other bull/cross breeds in need of rescue, foster and forever homes.

We are delighted to announce that on 9th May, 2016, we gained registered charity status!

TOTAL DONATED TO DATE: £97,757.89

We ONLY donate to rescues in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland and not to overseas rescues.  We feel we need to get our own house in order before donating to dogs abroad.

We will crosspost for established and responsible rescues but we cannot help with private rehoming requests, nor with adverts from Gumtree/Preloved etc.  We are NOT a rescue group and as such cannot help to rehome dogs.
This is because there are too many logistics to be taken into account and we are not qualified enough to do this on behalf of private owners.  In these instances, we would advise them to contact a local rescue to ask for advice.  It has been brought to our attention that people are stating they are members of our group as verification that they are trustworthy and able to foster/adopt dogs.  This is unacceptable and not true.  Any members found to be doing this will be immediately banned.  As much as we don’t want to, if our guidelines are not adhered to, we will have to make the group invitation only.

We do not condone breeding while there are so many dogs in rescue, however, it does happen that some puppies are bought before people are aware of the situation in UK rescues.  It is up to us to educate and help people.  It is not the dog’s fault it is on this earth and every dog deserves a chance of life.

OUR AIMS : To raise funds to support Rescues with veterinary, transport and general costs.Funds are raised through donations, sales from our Facebook Shop, online auctions and fundraising events. All funds raised are used to aid and support the work of Rescues and are fully accounted for and donated with great care.

To establish good working relationships with Rescues and other Groups.
We are happy for requests of help to be posted regarding transport runs, homechecks, fostering, adopting etc but we are NOT a rescue. We will NOT allow advertising of dogs for sale or breeding and any such posts will be removed by admin without prior notice.

To promote responsible dog ownership and to assist members by sharing information and advice on all aspects of dog ownership, health and training. ***We do NOT condone breeding!*** There are already too many bull breeds in rescue.

 

MEET THE TEAM

Click on the pictures to reveal a mini-bio for each of the Team members

THE FOUNDERS/TRUSTEES

 

As Wags and Bones has moved from strength to strength, the Founders agreed that we needed help with running the day to day stuff in the Facebook group.  We’re happy to say that our admins agreed to help us and have proved invaluable.

Wags’ Admin Team

 

Retired

 

6 thoughts on “About us.

  1. Hi, I’m Anne. I work in the nhs. I have 2 staffies: 7 year old Chloe and 9 year old Strauss. I also have a cat and they l live in harmony. All my pets are rescues. I found out about the the group by searching for staffies on face book. Thanks for accepting me. 🙂

  2. Thank you Wags for all the help you have given to so many dogs in rescue throughout the UK. Your hard work raising such huge amounts for vet and other fees is amazing! And what a fabulous group, informative and fun. You make us all feel like one big family and I’m proud to be a wee part of it. You’re amazing xx

  3. WAGS ROCKS!
    The Top Trumps Charity! (That’s the card game, not the Donald! 😵)
    Thank you to the team for letting the always amazing Kev the Anti BSL Travelling Staffordshire Bull Terrier join us on our jolliebobs to the Maldives!
    I’m sorry it rained so much!
    ❤️🐾

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