Staffie rescue based in Scotland. We rescue death row pound dogs over the UK and find them forever homes in Scotland only .
Our rescue Staffie Smiles Rescue or SSR was founded in October 2012 by a few staffie daft folk that met while volunteering for other rescues. Our love for these dogs is what gave us the drive and determination to make a difference to the future of these poor abandoned souls.
We are a group of staffie lovers from all over Scotland that have volunteered for rescues in the past and have now come together to help save the lives of SBT and SBT crosses that end up in pounds across the UK through no fault of their own.
After being made aware of what happens to these dogs and the fate that awaits them we decided as a group that we wanted to do what we could to help them. Starting a rescue was a huge step for us and as we found out it was a long, hard, emotional and sometimes frustrating very process. It is seeing dogs like Poppet above who thrive and start to enjoy life again with the right help and support, is what keeps us going. You cant buy that feeling of seeing a dog happy and loving life again.
Sadly we will never be short of dogs help. We get asked every day to help dogs needing rescue space to save their lives, it breaks our hearts that so many dogs are at risk of being killed in pounds all across the UK.
Public awareness to this plight, education, spay/neutering and micro-chipping are the way forward to help to try and end this cycle pound dogs on death row in the UK . These dogs make great family pets if given a chance. Please help us to help them! be their voice.
Our dogs come to us from all over Britain where they are on “Death row”, in council pounds, these are dogs that have been found as strays, abandoned or been handed in by their owners.
Most council pounds will only keep the dogs for 7 days then if no rescue space is found the dog is then “Put to Sleep”. Few people realise that many healthy dogs, through no fault of their own, are being destroyed if not claimed within the 7 days.
There’s nothing wrong with these dogs at all but there’s something wrong with the people that put them there!