November 6th, 2016
Save the date! Sunday 14th May is the day of our annual Fun Dog Show.
Pawprints Dog Rescue is thrilled to announce that we are opening our first shop in Rugby.
This is a huge step forward for our small, local, volunteer-run charity and has been enabled by the fantastic support we have received from the local community since we started rescuing dogs in the area in 2011.
Our shop is an important part of our fundraising strategy to enable us to continue rescuing dogs and to grow our operation further so we can make an even bigger positive impact.
We’re now collecting good quality clothes, pairs of shoes, accessories and bric-a-brac to sell in our shop, so if you are about to have a spring clean, please think of us!
16 Albert Street
PAWPRINTS DOG RESCUE JOB DESCRIPTION – CHARITY SHOP MANAGER
Responsible to: Pawprints Dog Rescue Board of Trustees
Main Purpose of the Post
Effective management of all aspects of the day-to-day running of the Pawprints Dog Rescue charity shop in and volunteers working within the shop with the aim of achieving optimum profit by maximising sales and controlling direct shop expenses.
The Shop Manager is authorised to liaise directly with suppliers, Local Authority and other agencies, Pawprints Dog Rescue volunteers and any other organisations that might be necessary in the performance of these duties. He/she is also authorised to liaise with the Trustees in order to maintain up to date information and materials as part of the Pawprints Dog Rescue information section.
Pay & Holidays
£15,000 – £17,000 per annum depending on experience. 28 days holiday including Bank Holidays.
Hours of Work
Working over 5 days including Saturdays from 9-5pm with half an hour for lunch.
The shop is located in Rugby town centre.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
This job description summarises the main duties and responsibilities of the post; the post holder may be required to undertake other appropriate duties, which are within his/her capabilities or for which training has been given.
To apply, please send your up to date CV, along with a covering letter for the attention of the Trustees to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pets at Home & Support Adoption for Pets continue to work together helping all animal based charities including Pawprints Dog Rescue. Their winter/Christmas fundraising drive takes place throughout December.
Team PDR will be at both Daventry and Leamington Pets at Home stores on Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th December from 11am. The following weekend, Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th December, Team PDR will be at the Rugby branch of Pets at Home from 11am.
Pets at Home / Support Adoption for Pets have supported Pawprints previously with donations enabling the purchase of the Pawprints van and a donation towards creating a treatment room and 2 isolation kennels.
If you are able to pop down and show your support that would be fantastic. There will be fun and games at all events and pets are welcomed in stores so bring along your furry friend to say hello.
Once again the Barley Mow in Newbold has offered to hold a quiz night to raise valuable funds for Pawprints. Please come along and join in the fun. Quiz starts promptly at 8pm on Tuesday 22nd November.
Pawprints have been nominated for an award of up to £25,000 in the Aviva Community Fund competition.
Please can we ask for your amazing support again!
To help us through to the finals, you need to click on the link, register and cast up to 10 votes each. That’s it, it really is that simple.
Voting closes on 18th November and the finalists will be judged by a panel as to which charities will receive funding. Can we do it again? With your help, we think so! Please support us.
Many of you may be aware Pawprints very own Trustee, Trisha Shaw, was nominated in the Britain Has Spirit awards. As well as her invaluable work for Pawprints, Trisha is a volunteer for Dog Lost and recently helped reunite her 100th dog.
The competition, run by Together Mutual Insurance, recognises people who have made a difference in their local community. The prize was a massive £25,000 donated to the Charity of the winners choice. This money would make a huge difference to Pawprints Dog Rescue and help save the lives of so many more dogs. Voting was by the public via Facebook and each person could vote every 24 hours.
Trisha successfully made it through the regional side of the competition and the next stop was the Nationals. Yesterday, Sunday 25th September, Trisha, the other Trustees, family and friends travelled to London to attend the awards ceremony.
We are absolutely thrilled to announce, that Trisha won the National round and the £25,000. Trisha and Pawprints would like to thank everyone who voted for her during the 2 rounds and helping win the prize. We are bowled over by the support everyone has shown and are truly touched once again.
Trisha said: “We had a great day and helped reunite 2 dogs on the journey to London. We have achieved this fantastic thing together and I so grateful. We can make a difference for lots more dogs. Please, keep supporting your local rescues, they need your help.”
Anita says: “We would like to thank Trisha for choosing us as her designated charity and say a huge thank you to all of you for helping to get her there. What a great start to the week!”
Team PDR is thrilled to announce that Brown & Cockerill Estate Agents have named Pawprints as one of four local beneficiaries of the company’s charity scheme, launched to celebrate its 20th Anniversary.
The scheme will see the company undertake a number of fundraising activities, in addition to donating 10% of its fees to charity.
Speaking of the donations on Twitter, Brown & Cockerill said: “Brown & Cockerill are huge supporters of local charities. We are an integral part of day to day life within our town and will continue to raise and donate funds to worthy causes.”
Throughout 2016, Brown & Cockerill will be fundraising throughout the area, so if you see them, please support them!