Appledown Rescue & Rehoming Kennels
Registered Charity No. 1116848 01525 220383


As you can imagine, the cost of running an organisation like Appledown is huge! Bills for food, utilities, vets, cleaning, etc can and do run in to thousands of pounds every month. A large part of our income is from donations.

You can ensure your donations are always gift-aided by filling in our Gift Aid form and returning it to us. Download the form here.

There are many ways you can donate:

  • Take a look at the Amazon wishlist. Pick some items, they will be added to your bill and delivered direct to the kennels. Click the link:…

  • For donations, we are using PayPalGivingFund. The minimum donation is just £1 and there are no admin fees; 100% of donations go to the kennels and you can add giftaid. Click the link:… or use the Donate button below.

  • You can donate £3 via your mobile phone by texting APPLE to 70111. The cost to you will be £3.00 plus your normal text charge.

    Terms and Conditions: Each text is a one-off donation and does not tie you into any recurring donations. 100% of the £3.00 will go to Appledown Rescue. The cost to you is £3.00 plus your standard rate for a text message and the donation will be part of your mobile phone bill. Your mobile data will be secure and will not be shared or sold to any third party. You can text as often as you wish.

  • Donate on behalf of someone else as a gift and they will receive a lovely notice of that donation.

  • Come along to one of our fundraising events through the year. Check our Facebook page for the latest information.

  • Sponsor a kennel. For as little as £10/month, you can sponsor a kennel at Appledown. You will receive a photograph of the dog currently living in ‘your’ kennel and you name will be displayed on the kennel door. Please contact for further information.

  • Register at and raise funds every time you shop online. Registration takes seconds, costs you nothing and you do not need to provide any personal information.

  • Add a donation to your eBay purchase.

  • Remember Appledown in your will

Items we always need

  • Newspapers. Our dogs aren’t quite clever enough to read, but a good layer of fresh newspaper on the kennel floor every day ensures they stay dry and comfortable
  • Duvets. We use these to keep comfortable any dogs returning from the vets after operations such as neutering. They must have hollow-fibre filling only, no feathers. We sometimes lack storage for these items, so please check before making the journey to us with them.
  • Shredded paper (strips, not cross-cut). This makes great disposable bedding.
  • Dog-related items in good condition that we can sell on
  • Raffle and tombola prizes for events
  • Cakes when we have events such as open days running

Fundraising Auction

Look out for our Facebook-based fundraising auctions that take place 3 or 4 times a year. Join the group at
You'll find something for everyone amongst the amazing lots on offer.


There are many roles at Appledown for volunteers. Maybe you could spare a few hours to do some cleaning, home-visits or office work? Our small but dedicated fund-raising committee is always looking for new recruits with fresh ideas or maybe you could add your name to the waiting list of dog-walkers. Please contact us if you can help in any way, however small. Unfortunately, we do have to insist on volunteers being at least 18 years of age.

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