Support / Help Us

Here you will find info on the many ways you can help us and the animals in our care.

Rain Rescue’s Warm Beds At Night Appeal

In 2014 we are looking to collectively raise £20,000 to improve our facilities in order to move forward and better serve our animals and community. We wish to give all our animals ‘A Warm Bed At Night’ …

Currently several of our kennels are outdoor with a small sheltered space which uses a heat lamp for warmth. We are aiming to convert one of our current buildings into warm, dry and secure kennel block which would provide the dogs with a much more comfortable space and also open up easy access for our dogs onto a large playing field to the rear of the kennels. Our recent grant from pedigree has allowed us to start on this project but we need more money if we are to fufil our vision. Building, roofing, materials and labour don’t come cheap.

We also wish to in the near future build a more suitable cattery for our rescue cats and resident ferals who are currently calling a large converted shed home. A new more suitable cattery would improve life for all the cats as well as making maintenance and upkeep much easier for staff.

TEXT ‘WARM90 £10′ to 70070 to donate £10 to our appeal … you can change the amount if you wish £1/£2/£5 also much appreciated or visit our Just Giving page to stay up to date with how we are doing.

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Fundraising Pack and Sponsorship Form

Are you thinking of doing something to raise money for Rain Rescue? Here’s a fab fundraising pack for you to use and help you along your way. it provides you with details and ideas on how you can help us raise vital funds to keep saving animals in need.

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Petplan and the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) have joined forces for the second… Continue reading

Arbourthorne Closed for a Refit for a few days

The Arbourthorne shop will be closed next Monday, Tuesday and maybe Wednesday.   We will hopefully get it back open as soon as possible but just wanted to give you all a warning about it.

We are going to try to make some more room in there and get it laid out better.  Its a wonderful shop but due to so many wonderful donations coming in – the girls just can’t find the floor any more. Continue reading

Rain Rescue new Shop Opens at Sunnyside


90 Flanderwell Road, Sunnyside Rotherham S66 3QT

We have lots of things for you to buy – and help us raise funds for saving the dogs and cats.   We always need and accept donations that are clean and sellable – don’t have to be new but just what you would like to buy yourself.

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Fabulous Documentary about the sad state of Dog Rescue today

Have you all seen this brilliant short documentary by local film maker Emma Stokes, it’s about small animal rescue charities and features us! We think its fab and raises just what great dogs staffies are and so many being so needlessly killed in dog pounds in the UK today.





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Last Day TODAY Sunday 20th – Please raise funds in our Art Auction

This auction has some fabulous pieces of work in.

So little bidding is in there, and we need YOU to have a look and buy some of the Wonderful pieces of work.

Auction Ends today.

See the work HERE………. Lots of them

Pop down to the Riverside in Sheffield to view them.  Shelley has done so much work preparing, promoting and displaying – The Artists have put in SO much work creating these wonderful pieces.

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Meet some of the Team at Rain Rescue (more still to come)

Here are a few pictures that show just some of the team who are part of the fabulous RAIN RESCUE founded in 2002 and now saving around 500 pets a year from in and around South Yorkshire.

On this photo here showing one of the banners with just a FEW of the 500 pets rehomed in 2013

Auntie Pauline and Junie (Super foster mum and fundraiser

Sue (Nix) and Missy (Fundraising Co-ordinator and contact for many other things too)

Jacquie and Bronte (Founder and Centre Manager)

Sarah (Kennel Manager)

Shelley (Volunteer Fundraiser and publicity co-ordinator)

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Payroll Giving… a new way to donate

If you’re interested in donating reguarly to Rain Rescue we have a new way for you to do that.

Payroll giving…

How it works

Simply by completing this form: you can support Rain Rescue from your pay.

Pay no tax

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New Posters Available For Download

We’ve got two new posters available to download (pdf) / print featuring some wonderful dogs – please take a moment to view them and pass the word around.

Busy weekend again

What a weekend – loads of coming and going.  Cilla has been for her vet check up and vaccinations, and passed with a clean bill of health – what a poppet she is.

Thanks to our fabulous walkers  who gave all the dogs a really good walk today as well as lots of cuddles. Continue reading

Become a Supporter

The volunteers at Rain Rescue do fabulous work, every day they are saving lives of pets – pets who had no hope at life before they were found by one of the team.

You can help us continue to be there in the future for these pets, by becoming a Rain Rescue Supporter

Our Supporters are very special people and we reward them by sending them a fabulous Supporters Pack. Continue reading

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February’s Progress

£825 for January 2014 thank you all SO MUCH
Raised £698 towards the £1,000 target.

Please DONATE TODAY or send a cheque to...
Sunnyside Shop
90 Flanderwell Lane,
Sunnyside, Rotherham.
S66 3EQ

Arbourthorne Shop
131 Northern Avenue,
Arbourthorne, Sheffield
S2 2EH

Please note:
These are the SHOPS addresses. The kennels are private. Post to the Sunnyside shop please