How your sponsorship benefits Vigil

Sponsor me!

Vigil GSD Rescue is one of the UK’s only dog welfare charities that accepts all types of GSDs, including those with problems that could prevent them from ever being re-homed. Most of our dogs do find loving new homes but  those who need a little extra care are always safe with us because we  will never destroy a healthy dog.

Vigil GSD Rescue is  reliant on the generosity of the public to help dogs in need, so by  sponsoring a dog you won’t just be helping your sponsor dog but all  their friends too!

 With  over 40 stray and abandoned dogs in our care at any one time, we  really need your help. We don't receive any government funding and are  totally dependent on the generosity of people like you. As little as £5 a  week will ensure that your sponsored dog, and others, gets a second  chance for a happy life.

Please download and complete the Donation Form to start the ball rolling. 

Vigil GSD Rescue is entirely reliant on donations from supporters. We receive no government funding.

However if you are a UK taxpayer Vigil can claim 28p from HM Revenue & Customs for every pound you donate. You need only make a Gift Aid declaration and then a £10 donation from you is worth £12.80 to Vigil, and yet £10 is all you will pay!


Sponsoring FAQs

What is my sponsorship money used for?
Your  sponsorship contributions are used to help your sponsor dog and all the  dogs in our care. The money is used to cover the costs of running the Charity, costs such as heating the kennels and washing the dogs'  bedding. The money also goes towards food for the dogs, training and  medical care - all with the ultimate goal of finding each dog a loving  home.

Why can't all the dogs be re-homed?
Some  of the dogs in our care have come from homes where they were exposed to domestic violence or where the dogs have been subject to adverse conditions where contact with unknown humans or animals is no longer viable.

We endeavour to give them the best quality of life while they remain in kennels with us. Please note that we never destroy a healthy dog.
Will I be my dog's only sponsor?
Vigil GSD Rescue "Sponsor a Dog" is a co-sponsorship scheme with a number of people  sponsoring each dog. Your money will go towards helping all the dogs in  our care, including the dog you have chosen to sponsor.
Do you send out donation reminders?
We  try to contact sponsors we have not heard from but it costs us less in  administration costs if you sponsor by direct debit - this also helps us  to plan our funds for the future.