Rushton Dog Rescue, based in Somerset, was founded in 2007 by Cindi McNeil Regan in loving memory of her soul mate, Timothy Rushton.
Timothy loved animals, especially dogs, and wanted to start a dog rescue centre in Spain. Unfortunately that dream never became a reality when Timothy suddenly died at the young age of 27.
Cindi decided to do it alone and ever since has devoted her entire life and time to dogs that really need her help.
As a rescue charity we help abandoned, abused and unwanted dogs in Spain and the UK and recently China. To date, through the help of a fabulous team of volunteers and generous supporters, Rushton Dog Rescue has successfully helped to rescue and rehome over 4000 dogs, cats, horses, pigs and even the odd goat!
We have saved dogs from some very terrible situations. The amount of dogs that are in unsuitable homes or are being mistreated is enormous and our goal is to make sure that dogs are placed in the correct homes for life.
As such, we will support people in their decision if they feel it is necessary to rehome their dog and will help by taking care of the whole process.
Dogs that come into our care, are looked after by one of our many trained foster families so that they can be assessed and if necessary, be retrained before finding a suitable home. Sometimes our dogs are able to go straight to their new families, depending on the situation.
“I hope to be able to raise enough money to start a centre with a real alternative to rehoming dogs. I have many ideas and with lots of hard work on my part and support from dog lovers everywhere I hope my dream will become a reality, for dogs are man’s best friend.”
Cindi McNeil Regan
If you would like to help make Cindi’s and Timothy’s dream come true, please make a donation to Rushton Dog Rescue.