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3 09, 2018

Charity Trustee Opportunities

trustees wanted


If you love animals and understand the vital nature of our rescue work, why not help us to create the future vision for this much valued local Charity?

We would like to find at least two enthusiastic and energetic supporters to join our Board of Trustees.

The Trustees have ultimate responsibility for the operation and development of the Charity, including animal welfare, compliance with charity legislation, fundraising, public relations and financial control.

We need to strengthen our team at a time of intense development and constant financial pressures.

If you have excellent communication skills, business, charity, retail, fundraising, financial or animal welfare experience, and enough spare time to make a real contribution to the organisation then we would love to hear from you. You need to be able to attend monthly board meetings in Earlston, usually on a Monday evening, and to have regular access to email for exchange of documents and information between meetings. This is a voluntary role but reasonable expenses may be paid.

Borders Pet Rescue is a small charity providing an essential community service across the Scottish Borders and adjoining areas. We have ambitious plans and need capable Trustees to help us deliver these plans whilst fully maintaining our existing services. Do you have the enthusiasm and the skills to join our team and make a positive difference to our future?

For further information please email our Secretary, Lorraine Wilson, at

19 08, 2018

Family Fun Day and Fun Dog Show 2018

FFD Poster

2 06, 2018

The Big Borders Dog Walk 2018

Our Big Borders Dog Walk is back for 2018!

This is a sponsored walk so please email to register and to receive your sponsor form 

























To find out about our £30,000 Kennel Appeal that this event will be raising money for, please click HERE.

You can see the photo galleries from our previous walks by following the links below:
2017 BBDW at Earlston
2016 BBDW at Leaderfoot/Earlston
2015 BBDW at Floors Castle

1 03, 2018

Turtle Tank Upgrade!

We have some Yellow Belly Sliders who came into our care as their owner was moving and didn’t have space for them in their new home. Under EU laws we are unable to rehome them and so we instead raised money though a crowdfunder appeal and bought them a nice large tank where they can spend their lives with us. Below you can see their original tank, and their new tank.

Many thanks to everyone who helped fund this new home for them!

old turtle tank
new turtle tank

23 07, 2017

A Night With The Jockuleles



10 06, 2017

The Big Borders Dog Walk – June 25th 2017

Come and join us on The Big Borders Dog Walk on Sunday 25th June at 11am. This year we will be walking out from the centre in Earlston with the option of two walks. The big walk will take around 2-3 hours and the shorter walk will take around 45mins.

If you would like more information then contact the centre on 01896 849090
or email for your sponsor form.

If you can’t make it to our Big Borders Dog Walk why not sponsor the dogs currently in our care instead? mollie & alfie

All the dogs in our care will either be doing the big walk or the smaller walk depending on how fit they are.

We have set a target of £500 for our dogs and we would love to reach that before the day itself.
Click here if you would like to sponsor our dogs

14 04, 2017

Co-op Local Community Fund


The latest round of Co-op Local Community Fund is now open, which means that Co-op members can choose to give 1% of what they spend on Co-op branded products and services to Borders Pet Rescue!

How the fund works

Every time Co-op members buy Co‑op branded products and services, from buying a loaf of bread to planning a funeral, 1% of their spend goes to a local cause, like us here at Borders Pet Rescue. For the 6 months we’re part of the fund the money builds up and we’ll receive the funding at the end of the 6 months.

How you can help

  • Become a Co‑op member
  • Choose Borders Pet Rescue as your cause by signing into your online account at
  • Buy co-op branded products and services and we’ll get 1% of what you spend

What we plan to do with the money we get

The money raised from this fund will be going towards dog agility equipment for our exercise area. We spend a lot of time giving the dogs in our care 1-to-1 training and attention, and agility is a great activity which we would love to do with our dogs for some extra bonding, training, exercise (for dogs and humans!) and of course for just having some fun!

6 03, 2017

Our new exotics room

With the arrival of our first 2 Bearded Dragons, we are excited to open our new Exotics room. We are currently running it as a trial project but there seems to be high demand for exotics both needing rehomed and people looking to adopt.












You can find out about Etzio and Sauskie by clicking on their photos, or you can see our exotics in our “Small furries & Exotics” section HERE


If you have any spare exotics equipment or if you have an exotic you can no longer care for, please get in touch via email or by phone 01896 849090

26 11, 2016

Our new charity shop in Kelso!

OUR NEW SHOP OPENING IN KELSO – 3 The Square adjacent to the RBS Bank

We opened our fourth Charity shop at 3 The Square, Kelso on 23rd January this year. The interior has been given a bright, modern and stylish makeover which many customers have commented favourably upon whilst offering a wide range of clothing, household items, collectables and bric-a-brac for sale.

Due to a high volume of sales, donations are constantly in demand and can be handed in to the shop during opening hours – 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.

Our Kelso Managers, Mo and Olivia, supported by their highly regarded team of volunteers, look

forward to welcoming you at the Kelso shop.

For any enquiries you can give them a ring on 01573 224430.



We urgently need to find a small team of local volunteers who can help us to set up the shop now and then to become key members of our shop staff once we are ready to open in mid January.
If you can spare a few hours per week and have either previous retail experience or an interest in our animal welfare work then we would really love to hear from you. You need to be outgoing and confident, helpful and considerate with customers and keen to help the charity to raise the funds we need to maintain our animal rescue and rehoming work.
If you are interested please click here to download an application form



Our charity shops depend entirely on the generosity of the public and local businesses in providing us with a constant flow of good quality items which we can resell. If you can offer us anything in good condition which you no longer need you will be helping to improve the lives of local animals in need of care.

We would be particularly grateful for any unwanted gifts, Christmas Presents, children’s toys, clean clothing, china, glassware, small household items, jewellery, collectable items, any bric-a brac in good condition. In fact just about anything which someone else might wish to buy at a modest price.
If you are a business with surplus goods, closing down, ends of ranges, or simply surplus stock please
consider donating these to support our hugely important animal welfare work.
Anyone interested in donating goods or volunteering at the Kelso shop should contact Mo Meehan on 07495 805055.
We hope to be able to open the shop around the middle of January.


Keep an eye on our Facebook or twitter for more information about this exciting venture and find out more about how you can help us by visiting our How You Can Help section!



26 11, 2016

Plant a Tree Day! – April 2017

On Sunday 2nd April 2017  at 10am we will be having a ‘plant a tree day’ at our dog exercise field which is around 10 acres in size. 
The trees and shrubs form a vital element in the development of this fantastic resource for the charity and will add significantly to the biodiversity of this former grazing land.
We need your help to plant; our plan involves many hundreds of individual whips that need to be processed!
Please bring along a spade!

For more details please contact us at
Many thanks