There are many, many ways of supporting us.  

1.  We always need volunteers to walk dogs, distribute posters, collect donations from local shops, etc.  We have a dedicated facebook volunteer group here:

2.  We run prize bingos and tombola stalls so if you have anything that you think may be suitable for this kind of thing we would be extremely grateful. 


3.  Shopping online - if you shop online please register with  It will cost you nothing and you will not be inundated with spam emails.  Select us - Islay Dog Rescue - as your chosen good cause then (providing you enter each site via easy fundraising) every time you shop we  will receive a donation from the retailer.  You  MUST remember to go via easy fundraising first so that they can track your visit to the retailer.  There are thousands of retailers in this scheme and so far we have had over £500 in donations received this way!

4.  Building materials such as wood, nails, screws, paint, blocks, hard core etc. is always welcome.  If you have finished a project off and have some left over and don't know what to do with it - look no further!!  We would gratefully receive it.

5.  Tools such as stiff brooms, deck scrubbers, mops, mop  buckets, wheel barrows, etc. are always welcome!


6.  Sponsor a kennel - can be arranged via standing order/direct debit - see below.


We have also been approached by people asking if they can donate to the rescue to help with funding. We are extremely grateful for any donations (financial or otherwise) we receive and financial donations can be made via the following means :-

Paypal to
Direct to our bank account Lloyds, Branch Code 87 37 74, Account Number 77347560
Direct to our vets : Crossriggs Vets, Cumnock, Tel 01290 420255 (can be done by telephone)

Standing Order/Direct Debit: This can be organised with your bank using details above. If unsure, please call us and we can guide you through the process.



Should you wish to remember Islay Dog Rescue (Ayrshire) in your will then we would be extremely grateful.  If you do not have a solicitor, we can recommend one for you who will be able to offer advice on setting up a will in order to leave clear instructions about any gift you may wish to make to Islay Dog Rescue (Ayrshire).  Please remember that any gift, no matter how large or small, can make an enormous difference to the dogs we save. There are different types of legacies you can leave :-


A residuary legacy is the whole, or a share, of what remains of your estate, once all gifts, debts, taxes and costs associated with it have been deducted. The benefit of residuary legacies is that the value is unaffected by inflation as there is no fixed sum. As the value of your estate increases, so will the value of your legacy.


This is a gift of a fixed sum of money. These types of legacies can often be affected by inflation and their value can decrease. However, you can choose to link pecuniary legacies to the Retail Price Index in order to safeguard the sum of your gift. You should consult your solicitor and/or accountant for full details on index-linking.


This allows you to pass your estate (or asset) to an initial beneficiary for him or her to have the benefit and enjoyment during his or her lifetime. After this time, the estate (or asset) is passed to a specified person or charity absolutely. Given the complexity of reversionary legacies, we suggest that you contact a legal advisor to discuss legacies of this nature.


This is a gift of a specific item (e.g. books, fine art, special collections, life assurance policies) that you may feel will be beneficial to therescue. We will either use the items as intended or we may sell the item (e.g. property, land, shares etc) and use the proceeds for the benefit of  the rescue.


This requires a particular event to occur. Conditional legacies mostly occur when you outlive all of the named beneficiaries in your Will.

We cannot begin to thank you all enough for your support. Not only are you restoring our faith in human nature but you are directly responsible for helping us save dogs' lives.