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Christmas Wish Appeal 2021

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Sunday 28 November: 10am – 1pm

Just for dogs invites you to join us for a Christmas get together.

Joined by the motorcyclists from Derbyshire Riders at approximately 11:00am.

For anyone interested in joining Derbyshire Riders from the start of their journey, they plan to meet at KFC, A50 A38 services DE65 6DX at 10am departing at 10:30. All motorcycle enthusiasts welcome.

Ian Richardson Photography and his amazing Xmas backdrop will also be with us. A great opportunity to get your family pet’s portrait done for that special someone’s Christmas gift.

If you would like to bring one of the following to donate: monetary donations – towards our food, heating, general maintenance bills – dog food, toys, blankets, leads, and collars.

BBQ, Light refreshments, fundraising room open, Tombola, raffle, and of course meeting the dogs in our care!

We look forward to welcoming you again this year – everyone is welcome – no matter how many legs you have.

Ellie and Will Hughes

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Welcome to Ellie, and Premier League Football Player Will Hughes who, we are delighted to announce, have recently become Patrons of Just For Dogs.

I’m sure most of you know that Will played midfield for DCFC before transferring to Watford in 2017…

Club information
Current team Watford
Number 19
Youth career
2007–2011 Mickleover Jubilee
2011–2017. Derby County
2017– Watford

National team
2012 England U17

2012 England U17
2012–2017 England U21

BUT….. most importantly to us is that Ellie & Will are huge animal lovers who are keen to support JFD . They have already generously donated enough money to feed our dogs for a year and moving forward, they are working to raise our profile in anyway they can.

Welcome to JFD and thank you so much for all you have done so far.

Valentine Fundraising Event

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In celebration of the most romantic time of the year we are holding a Valentine fundraising event on Sunday 16 February 2020.

There will be lots of happy tails longing to meet their ‘special family’ who can offer them a lifetime of love & happiness.

All the usual side attractions – light refreshments, homemade cakes, Tombola, Stalls as well as the JFD Charity Shop open with lots of bargains to be had!!

Of course it wouldn’t be a JFD event without the support of Ian Richardson Photography – an ideal time to get a romantic photograph of you and your beloved 💘 Or, bring your hubby along he can have his photo done too! 😂

Tour De Rescue

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Wednesday 11th September
10am-1pm Everyone welcome!

Light refreshments, Book stall, Tombola, JFD charity shop open with a huge assortment of 2nd hand goods available.

On Wednesday 11th September, as part of his Tour De Rescue 2019, author and trainer Dominic Hodgson will be visiting Just For Dogs Rehoming Centre. Dom is scheduled to arrive at JFD at approximately 11am (although we are aware his schedule could alter over time). To coincide with his visit we are hosting an Open House Coffee Morning to welcome him to JFD.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Tour De Rescue 2019 please read on….
This September dog trainer and best selling author Dominic Hodgson is heading off on his bike to complete a tour of local rescues (Just For Dogs being one of them) starting in Northumberland, moving to Teesside, then the Peak District and finishing in North Wales.

The aim is to shine a light on the fantastic work done by local rescue centres, raise awareness and educate the community about rescue dogs so we can keep more dogs OUT of rescue centres and in their forever homes.

Due to his commitment to helping rescue dogs, Dominic has chosen High Peak Dogs to host the Peak District leg of the Tour and on Wednesday 11th September The day’s adventures end in an educational evening with some of the UK’s best dog trainers – and you are all invited!

The evening event will start promptly at 6:30pm at St Thomas More School, Buxton with the first speaker starting at 7pm. Finish time will be around 8.30-9ish. Tickets for the seminar are £35 per person with all proceeds donated to the 4 rescue centres Dom has visited that day.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the seminar please visit:

Autumn Fun Dog Show

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We had a blast at Just for Dogs in Brailsford on Sunday 8 September for our Annual Autumn Fun Dog Show!

Everyone was welcome – small, large, noisy, quiet – everyone is welcome! It is always a great opportunity to help raise much needed funds for dogs that we are looking to re-home – plus its always great to welcome so many people and their four-legged friends.

Ian Richardson Photography was also there to get those beautiful pooches Pawtraits!

ITV’s This Morning Welcomes Dillon from Just for Dogs

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Dillon from Just for Dogs makes appearance on ITV’s This Morning show!

The gorgeous Dillon from Just for Dogs, has enjoyed a great nights beauty sleep in London, ahead of his TV debut today (Friday 10 May) on ITV’s This Morning show.

Meet him and listen to his heartwarming story and how Just For Dogs are hoping to raise £4,000 to pay for life-changing surgery to restore his eyesight ♥️

Huge thanks to Zoe from Posh Paws, Heanor who gave Dillon his once-over beauty treatment yesterday – it wouldn’t do for Dillon to leave behind layers of his magnificent golden copper coat all over ‘that sofa’. Yesterday was the second meeting for these two as Zoe also visited JFD back in February when she provided a full days grooming and bathing FOC for some of our most needy JFD inmates with Dillon being top of the list at that time!

A JustGiving page has been set up in the hope it will help us reach our target of £4,000, every donation no matter how small will be, as always, very much appreciated.

Dillon is such a brave dog who has, up until recently, led such a cruel, brutal and sad life. Now he is safe at the Just For Dogs rescue centre in Derbyshire who want to give him the best chance of happiness – a loving forever home and a chance to see how beautiful the world can be. He is a very loving, gentle and affectionate dog who will make someone a fantastic loyal and faithful friend. Please help us to help Dillon, your kind donation no matter how small will make the world of difference to Dillon. Thank you

Charity Dog Show

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Join Just for Dogs at the wonderful Peak Shopping Village for our charity fundraiser day where you can enter your beloved hounds into a range of fun classes. Have fun and help raise money for a brilliant charity supporting the care and re-homing of dogs.

We know our beautiful dogs are the best and now is your chance to show everyone else just how special they are! Win rosettes, trophies and prizes.

This event will take place on Sunday 12 May between 11am and 4pm.

Christmas Wish Appeal

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Sunday 25th November 10am until 1pm

This year we are appealing for monetary donations to help towards the running costs of our rescue centre (which is already full to capacity!). If preferred, purchases from our Amazon Wish list.

Our newly opened state of the art rescue centre will be ready to welcome visitors both old and new.

Come and view our 5 star rescue facilities which will be decked with festive cheer, and with lots of homeless dogs longing to meet that special someone who will change their lives forever.

Lots of stalls and refreshments; tea, coffee, mince pies, light snacks, homemade soup, BBQ etc…

JFD Merchandise will be on sale including our brand new JFD 2018 Christmas Card packs with all proceeds to Just For Dogs.

Be here to meet our lovely bikers who are due to arrive in convoy at around 11am

The Biker Details:

Meet up point is ASDA Car Park, Spondon 10am to assemble ready to ride in convoy to Just for Dogs, North Lane, Brailsford. DE6 3BE

Everyone welcome!


Fun Dog Show at JFD

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for our annual ‘Fun Dog Show’ at Just For Dogs in Brailsford in September 2018.

We all had such a great time, the weather was also very kind!

We couldn’t achieve what we do without the support of our friends and volunteers – including the human ones – so thank you to everyone who made it possible and for each one of you for turning up on the day.


Grand Opening

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Wow! What an amazing day! Huge thanks to everyone who supported our Grand Opening. So lovely to see so many friends old & new, we are truly grateful to have the best followers, supporters, volunteers and fund-raisers EVER!

And what about Charles Hanson? How lucky are Just For Dogs to have such an amazing and supportive patron who didn’t just show up today to fulfill our wishes but oversaw the opening of our brand new rescue centre with such flair and panache that only Charles can carry off! Charles & Rebecca, thank you, we love you!!

2018 – 21 long years…..

The first day of the rest of our lives!!

Onwards & upwards, we have many more dogs to save, but together we can do it!!