Merseyside Dogs home was founded in May 2013 by Paul Dunne in response to a gap in the market left by the RSPCA’s withdrawal from dealing with stray dogs in the region.

With no one to take in and care for the lost dogs of Merseyside, he opened the centre – the only stray dog rescue centre to open this century. Working to build a twenty first century rescue centre, he has the vision of saving dogs lives, whilst at the same time improving people’s lives.

Companion dogs add to life’s riches, provided company, exercise and a purpose in life for many. Others benefit from experiencing the love of dogs through engagement at the centre, the vulnerable, the needy, the homeless all travelling a journey with the dogs – lost, recuperating and recovering into normal life.

Our founder wants the centre to be more than a place to rescue dogs but also a place to help rescue people.

Constitution Of Merseyside Dogs Home:

The charitable objects are specifically restricted to the following:

“For the benefit of the public to relieve the suffering of animals in need of care and attention and, in particular, to provide and maintain rescue homes or other facilities for the reception, care and treatment of such animals.”

“To promote humane behaviour towards animals by providing appropriate care, protection, treatment and security for animals which are in need of care and attention by reason of sickness, maltreatment, poor circumstances or ill usage and to educate the public in matters pertaining to animal welfare in general and the prevention of cruelty and suffering among animals.”

To promote social inclusion for the public benefit by preventing people who

i) suffer from ill health (physical and mental) including the institutionalised elderly,
ii) are homeless or iii) are recently released prison detainees from becoming socially excluded,

relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society through activities with companion animals

Paul Gerrard Dunne MSc M Inst Dir Tech IOSH
5th May 2013

Each year we help 700 dogs, like Ruby to find a new home.

Our work is only possible thanks to the great kindness of those who give us donations or remember us in their wills. We are truly grateful to our supporters for their great generosity.

Through your bank by Standing Order
By visiting the centre
By paying into our Bank Account sort code 20 50 82 account number 23 79 74 14
By phoning us on 0151 487 3592