Staffie Support tombola and stall at the Desford Carnival in Leicestershire, 29th June 2014

staffie-img-2We’ll have a tombola stall at Desford Carnival in Leicestershire on Sunday 29 Jun, raising funds for Staffies in need and raising awareness of the Staffie crisis.

If you’re in the area please do come along and join us! The Carnival starts at 12pm.

Location: ‘Sport in Desford’, The Flying Fields, Peckleton Lane, Leicester LE9 9JU (Map below)

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More info about the Desford Carnival:

Desford Carnival

A community event which will have displays, stalls and activities for all the family. Arena events include Enderby band, dance displays, demonstrations by the clubs that meet at SiD as well as local schools. Opportunities to have a go at something new and find out about village organisations. Refreshments including bar.

Venue: Sport in Desford

Disabled Access: Yes.

Staffie Support attending ‘Pet Service’ at St Martin’s Church, Desford, Sunday 6th October

staffie-img-1Staffie Support have been kindly offered a table at the ‘Pet Service’ on Sunday 6th October at:

St Martin’s Church, Desford, LE9 9JP at 3.00pm

Eileen will be attending and we hope to raise some much needed funds for Staffies! So if you’re in the area please do stop by.

Here’s some more information on the event:

Animal Welfare Sunday
You are invited to our annual Pet Service on Sunday 6th October at St Martin’s Church, Desford, LE9 9JP at 3.00pm, to give thanks for the love and companionship that our pets give to us. All pets welcome, dogs on leads and other pets in cages please.

We would love to see you there!

If you would like a photo of your pet to be included in the service presentation please email to

2 years of Staffie Support! Will you help us celebrate?

staffie-support-birthday-staffieCan you believe it’s been 2 years already?! We can’t!

To celebrate our 2 year annivesary we’re putting out the call to Staffie people everywhere – WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Can you help us to make the next 2 years even bigger?

Staffies are still the most overbred dog breed in the UK, the problem does not seem to be slowing down.

We need to step up our efforts in:

  • raising awareness of the overbreeding crisis and the frequent euthanisation of Staffies
  • promoting Staffordshire Bull Terriers in need of adoption
  • fundraising to help save Staffies at risk of euthanisation and ex-poundies in need of a home

How would YOU like to help the Staffies?

Well we’re sure a lot of people reading this already DO help Staffies – and for that we send you a big sloppy Staffie lick (a virtual one of course) and a thank you!

If you do already work to help Staffies perhaps you wouldn’t mind taking part in our celebrations too, so that we can, hopefully, start to make more of an impact with the UK public.

If we can get people in the dozens, hundreds or even (preferably) thousands working together we can surely make a difference?

Here’s a few ideas ranging from really easy and quick, to a bigger, more long term committment to helping Staffies.


1. Print our poster and stick it up around your local area

In vets surgeries, pet shops, kennels, community centres etc. or even just in your car window

Spreading the word about the Staffie crisis is a REALLY IMPORTANT step in getting to the root of the problem. Most people don’t realise there is a crisis and they will happily go out and buy a Staffie pup without even considering that there are thousands already at risk desperately in need of a home.


2. Donate £2 to help Staffie Support fund vet treatment and emergency boarding for Staffies in need

Help us celebrate 2 years by giving 2 pounds! Simple :)

Yes, I would like to donate £2 to Staffie Support


3. Run a Staffie Awareness day in your town

If you’d be interested in running a special Staffie Awareness day in your local area we can help you set it up and send you lots of printed promotional materials like leaflets and large scale posters.

Awareness days involve talking to people about the Staffie crisis, handing out leaflets etc. You could even run games and competitions if you like, whatever you think will help raise awareness.

This could held be at a local summer fete, at a car boot sale, or at your local pet shop. We have done a few at a local Pets at Home branch so you could check with your local branch to see if they’d welcome you to do a Staffie Awareness day there.

Get in touch with us if this is something you’d be interested in. We can either chat about it by email or we can exchange phone numbers and have a chat over the phone, whatever you prefer.

We hope to hear from you soon!

4. Join the Staffie Support team and bring your own ideas to the table!

Staffie Support is currently run by myself (Jo) and Eileen, just the two of us, and although we do our best and are proud of what Staffie Support has achieved since we started in 2011, we do find our time is often limited and we don’t get round to putting as many plans in to action as we would like.

We’re looking for people who’d like to get more involved on a deeper level to help us with the running of the organisation – people who’d like to organise fundraising events or media campaigns – or perhaps you have other skills you’d like to share to help Staffies.

We’re all ears so whatever you’d like to give please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and hopefully we can work together soon.


to everyone who has supported and donated to us over the last 2 years – you know who you are. You are part of the solution!

Here’s to the next 2 years! 😀 Let’s do this!

p.s. We are a bit behind on our ‘Donations History’ page updates and news posts about donations we’ve been sending out recently – apolgies for this. We’ll get an update together very soon with more details on what we’ve been up to so keep an eye on the news section if you’d like to find out more.

Fantastic total of £680 raised by Lucky 13 Tattoo to help the UK’s Staffies!

As we posted earlier this month, on Friday (13th April) Lucky 13 Tattoo in Leicester held a special ’13’ fundraising day for Staffie Support.

The day was a fantastic success and the total raised was £680!

WOW! :)

We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to every at Lucky 13 – you are stars! The event was very well organised and professionally handled, and we’re incredibly grateful for your support.

And also thanks so much to everyone who got inked to help the Staffies, or bought an art print or took part in our raffle.

You’ve done a truly wonderful thing and thanks to all of you more Staffies will avoid euthanisation and being stuck in the pound after being abandoned by their owners.

If you’d like to get updates on future events or how we use funds raised to help Staffies don’t forget to subscribe by RSS, on Facebook or on Twitter. Thanks!

13th April Tattoo Fundraiser at Lucky 13, Leicester

The kind folks at Lucky 13 Tattoo in Leicester are holding a fundraising day for Staffie Support on Friday 13th April, at their shop – 192 Clarendon Park Road, Leicester (LE2 8GE)

We’re thrilled that Lucky 13 have offered to do this to help us help Staffies and we’re so grateful to them (thank you guys!).

Spaces are limited so call the studio on 01162 700 558 to avoid disappointment on the day.

If you’re in the area or know anyone nearby who might like to get inked and help Staffies at the same time, please share this page and spread the word!

“We at Lucky 13 Tattoo, are supporting Staffie Support by tattooing number 13 tattoos for the incredible bargain of £13!

Please understand that only the designs on the sheets in the studio will be tattooed. This is so our artists can do as many tattoos as possible. No alternatives will be done and people are limited to a maximum of 2 tattoos. This is an opportunity to have a small tattoo to support the charity not a cheap way of finishing your existing work.

The number 13 is extremely provident in tattoo culture and is a sacred number to some religions. It is the number of the rebel! Get yours done and help the most noble of breeds, the staffie!”

Lucky 13 on Facebook

Facebook event page for the ’13 Day’ (don’t forget to ‘like’ it!)

Lucky 13 on Twitter @Lucky_13_Lesta

192 Clarendon Park Road, Leicester LE28GE 01162700558

Pets at Home fundraising event raises £121.00 for Staffies!

As posted a couple of weeks ago, last Sunday we had another fundraising event at Pets at Home in Leicester.

Thanks so much to everyone who came out and supported us by taking part in the tombola and taking a Staffie Support leaflet to help raise awareness, and thank you to Pets at Home for letting us set up a stall and for providing cups of tea!

Once again Eileen has done a fantastic job and we now have another £121 in the Staffie Support fund! :)

Thank you Eileen, you’re a star!

We’ll be having more events in the area in future so make sure you keep an eye on our website or Facebook & Twitter accounts to stay up to date on the latest Staffie Support news.

Update & photo’s from our stall at the Animals In Need show

Our first event at the Animals In Need fun dog show a couple of weeks ago was a success (despite the temperamental weather!). Thank you to Eileen for attending and doing a great job :)

We raised £104 through donations and a raffle, plus some change in the collection box (which will be emptied and counted once the box is full).

Thanks so much to everyone who donated and took a Staffie Support leaflet.

Ravenswood Pet Rescue and East Anglian Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club were also at the event with jam packed stalls, and there were plenty of beautiful Staffies having a fun day out with their owners!

Keep an eye on the website or our Twitter and Facebook pages to be notified of our future events, we’d love to see you there! Thanks