Delectable Dinners on the Menu For Dogs

News release

23rd April 2013

Dogs’ dinners at  Jerry Green Dog Rescue  are now healthier and more nutritious after the charity agreed a deal with leading pet food supplier Arden Grange.

All five of the charity’s centres in Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire are now using the  Arden Grange  food exclusively to feed the dogs in their care.

Previously the charity relied on donations of dog food, but the health benefits of switching to an approved supplier are already becoming clear.

“We’re so grateful to all the generous supporters who have donated dog food to us over the years,” said Angela Salisbury, Head of Operations Jerry Green Dog Rescue.

“However,  we're always looking for ways to improve welfare standards for the dogs in our care, and part of improving welfare means providing a stable, healthy and consistent diet.

“We're delighted that food for all our dogs is now being supplied by Arden Grange. It's a really positive step forward as the consistency and quality of the food will reduce dietary problems and mean fewer trips to the vet.

“The condition of the dogs’ coats has already improved and their behaviour is better overall as their toileting is less frequent and more healthy. By providing a high-quality diet we're able to feed our dogs the optimum amount to ensure good health.”

Arden Grange is providing a significant discount on the price of the food and is also supplying a complimentary 2kg bag of food for every dog the charity re-homes

Catherine Foster, Head of Fundraising at Jerry Green Dog Rescue, is asking supporters to make a different kind of donation from now on.

“We still have our collection bins in supermarkets but the new bins are designed for donations of dog toys and treats rather than dog food,” she said.

“Many of the dogs in our care have never experienced a loving home or even been given toys to play with, so it’s essential that we introduce this element into their lives. 

“Not only are they fun for the dogs but toys and treats are a great aid to training and development too! We’d like to thank all our supporters for their food donations in the past and encourage them to switch to donating toys and treats instead from now on which will really help brighten the dogs' day.”

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Notes to editors:

Jerry Green Dog Rescue was founded in 1961 in Broughton, Lincolnshire and is now one of the UK’s largest dog rescue charities. It has rescue centres in five locations:

  • Broughton near Brigg, North Lincolnshire
  • Algarkirk near Boston, Lincolnshire
  • Blidworth near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
  • Gilberdyke, East Yorkshire
  • Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Jerry Green Dog Rescue has a caring ethos which puts the dogs in its care at the centre of everything it does. It also operates a policy whereby prospective adopters are introduced to dogs in a neutral environment away from the kennel, resulting in less stress for the dog and increasing the chances of permanent homes being found.

The adoption process at Jerry Green Dog Rescue involves a number of introductory visits and the rehoming team provide pre and post adoption support to ensure the move to the dog’s new home is as smooth as possible.

The Charity receives no Government or National Lottery funding. This means it is dependent on the generosity of public and corporate donors/sponsors.

Arden Grange is a British-owned, independent, family-run business based just outside Brighton which has been producing Super Premium Pet Foods since 1996. The Arden Grange range includes nutritionally complete dry dog and cat food, canned food and treats for dogs in a variety of flavours.  Every recipe is hypoallergenic and free from wheat gluten, beef, soya, dairy products, artificial flavours, colours and preservatives. 

For more information on Arden Grange history, nutrition, philosophy and ethics, please visit  www.ardengrange.com

Kate Strawson
Shooting Star PR
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We're delighted that food for all our dogs is now being supplied by Arden Grange. It's a really positive step forward as the consistency and quality of the food will reduce dietary problems and mean fewer trips to the vet
Angela Salisbury, Jerry Green Dog Rescue
We’d like to thank all our supporters for their food donations in the past and encourage them to switch to donating toys and treats instead from now on which will really help brighten the dogs' day
Catherine Foster, Jerry Green Dog Rescue