Project information

Jerry Green Dog Rescue South Lincolnshire Rebuild

This year we’re planning a major refurbishment and upgrade of our oldest (and most in need of upgrade) dog rehoming Centre in Boston.

September 2017 - December 2018

Charity information: Jerry Green Dog Rescue

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  • Need

    Need

    As one of our smallest but busiest Centres the dog kennels, training areas and most importantly our Meet&Match® rooms at our South Lincolnshire Centre desperately need improving to offer a place where dogs don’t just survive but thrive whilst they’re with us. We don’t just want to give them the best care whilst they stay with us we also need to create a rehoming

    Solution

    Our rebuild will incorporate four Meet&Match ® rooms with their own sensory gardens. These rooms will be warm and comfortable places, enriched with home comforts and a garden designed to specifically to calm our dog’s and build their confidence. As well as tantalising all their senses our sensory gardens will encourage dogs to interact with their potential new family in surroundings that will provide enriched textured surfaces and a number of medicinal plants for dogs to self-select.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide welcoming & versatile spaces for the dogs in our care to meet their prospective adopters

    Activities

    » This project is a development of our existing building transforming old kennels & office into Meet&Match rooms and a reception.

    The success of our aims will be providing a safe, welcoming and comfortable space for our dogs both indoor and outdoor - and quite nice for people too!


  • Impact

    Impact

    Our project will affect the welfare of our dogs for the better, forever! It will encourage visitors to stop and paws a while at our centre. It will allow prospective adopters to meet and get to know our dogs in a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment.
    The space will be versatile allowing us to transform meeting space into specialised kennel space for dogs struggling with the adjustment to rescue care.

    Risk

    We have secured the first £200,000 towards the rebuild project from a grant making trust to ensure that our project can go ahead.
    We have written a well researched fundraising plan which we are starting to deliver to encourage support of our rebuild project.
    Our plans were designed by animal welfare sector specialist David Key to ensure our rebuild will be of the best standard and be of the greatest benefit to the welfare of our dogs.

    Reporting

    We have a tailored thank you strategy to donors and supporters contributing towards our project.
    We plan to update donors towards the Big Give via our website (under construction too!) and via email (or preferred method). Regular social media updates and an open day too are planned to thank donors

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £960 Landscaping Sensory Gardens x Turfing and planting in three outdoor sensory gardens
      £7,400 Demolish old building Carefully removing interior walls, tiles, fixtures and fittings
      £2,540 Painting & Decorating Painting, decorating and finishing the interior and exterior of the newly refurbished building
      £9,100 Installing new interior New walls, ceilings, fixtures, fittings and floorings forming new rooms
  • Background

    Location

    Our centre is in between Boston (population of 66,000) and Spalding (pop. 30,000) in South Lincolnshire.
    It is a rural, farming part of the county.
    Our centre provides greatly needed support for people who cannot look after their dog anymore. It also thrives on the generosity of the local people who support the centre and seek a rescue dog over a dog from a breeder.

    Beneficiaries

    A newly refurbished centre will allow us to offer our dogs the best facilities we can; keeping their stress levels as low as possible and providing them with safe and comfortable spaces to meet and love their prospective adopters.
    Our visitors/supporters/adopters will benefit from space in which to talk to us and get to know us and our dogs. A comfortable space makes for a more desirable place to visit and stay awhile; giving us more opportunities to rehome, fundraise and educate our local pop.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Our project is a refurbishment of a site we have owned and maintained for the last 20 years.
    We are best placed to invest in upgrading our facilities to offer the best standards of welfare to our dogs that we can.
    We owe it to our visitors to give them safe and comfortable spaces in which to meet us, understand our process, meet our dogs and get excited about our cause.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Amanda Raworth

    Project Coordinator of the refurbishment project. A highly organised individual and 30 years working for Jerry Green Dog Rescue.

    David Key

    Project Manager and well known kennel designer