Staffie Support thanks you! We will be closing from the end of the year

Hello all,

Jo and Eileen from Staffie Support here. Wishing you all the joy of the season!

We’re getting in touch today to let you know that we will be closing down our small non-profit organisation ‘Staffie Support’ from December 31st 2018, due to unfortunately no longer having the time available to manage it. We’ve loved doing what we can to help staffies, and by no means is the help no longer needed! Staffordshire Bull Terriers are still being overbred and abandoned at a sad and shocking rate.

We want to thank you immensely for taking part in our organisation over the years by reading and sharing our appeals, sharing our posts and especially to those of you who have kindly donated money to help staffies in need.

Your funds have been put to very good use providing for neutering and spaying staffies in the rescue system – helping to stop the cycle of overbreeding, emergency boarding and transport costs for staffies on their way in to rescue, and any other ways we’ve been able to assist such as one off vets bills.

We will be forwarding our remaining monies (£762.06) on to Senior Staffy Club (Registered Charity No. 1156723) – – to help them with their amazing and dedicated work rehoming the older staffies, and would ask that if you’re not already supporting them please check them out, follow them on Facebook – – and Twitter – – and send them your donations if you’d like to help in that way.

If you currently have a regular donation set up to us via Paypal (thank you!) this will now be cancelled, but if you’d like to continue giving regularly to help staffies contact Senior Staffy Club at to find out how to send this to them.

Once again, THANK YOU for your support, we really do appreciate it and the many, many staffies that we have helped together appreciate it too!

Warmest regards and seasons greetings,
Jo and Eileen
Staffie Support

Staffie Support will be at the Desford Carnival again this year, Leicestershire LE9, 15th May 2016

staffie-img-1We’re very excited to be attending the Desford Carnival again this year to spread the word about our work with Staffies! We’ll also be raising funds with a tombola, a ‘name-the-staffy’ competition and other bits and bobs.

If you’re in the area please do come along and say hello and have a go (or two or three!) at the tombola. It should be lots of fun and every penny raised will help Staffies in need.

When: Sunday 15th May 2016 – starts at 12pm

Where: ‘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 is back! All the usual stalls and activities and more! Food and drink – BBQ, cream teas, cake stalls, sweet stalls, etc. Bar will be open. Vintage ice cream van. Tombola Performances, displays, crafts.”

Venue: Sport in Desford

Disabled Access: Yes.

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.

Staffies needing homes at College Garth Kennels, Leicestershire

College Garth Kennels in Leicestershire have lots of lovely Staffies looking for new homes and they’re also looking for volunteers for dog walking.


If you’re looking to adopt a Staffordshire Bull Terrier or you’re looking for dog rescue volunteering in their area please get in touch with them:

Address: College Garth Kennels, Derby Road, Hathern, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 5LD

01509 842327 or 07803 562306

Opening times:
9am – 5pm Mon – Fri
9am – 4pm Sat – Sun

“College Garth Kennels is a stray dog rescue kennel in Hathern Leicestershire. We work with the local councils to reunite and rehome stray dogs and think the best way to choose a new dog is by rehoming one.”

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

Rescue needed for Charlie – White Staffie, 7 years old, male

We’ve received this request for help via email, we hope to get more information soon but if anyone might be able to help please do get in touch and we can pass on the contact details.

We are here from NZ to see mother-in-law(79) after operation, her 7 and half year old white staffie x is too much for her now, we are trying to find a home for him before we go back on the 26th July, we have phoned numerus places, all full,we can not go back and leave him with her, could you help, we are willing to transport him anywhere in the country and would be willing to make a donation if you could help us, thanks.

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.

Positive Press for Staffies – let’s help Lola the Staffie win “RSPCA’s happiest pet”!

2013-05_Lola_RSPCA-happiest-pet_photoThis weekend we received this email from Becky, she’s entered her beautiful Staffie Lola in the RSPCA’s Happiest Pet competition – let’s vote Lola up and help get some positive press for Staffies!

And a huge well done to Becky for her hard work promoting Staffies as the happy and wonderful pets they are 😀

Subject: Positive Press for Staffies / RSPCA’s happiest pet

Please please post this on your site. We’ve been working so hard to promote positive press for staffies. Our beautiful Lola is currently number 1 in RSPCA’s happiest pet competition and we’ve been promoting the breed with the BBC but we are now at risk of losing the top spot, we need votes! Competition ends Monday and we’ve held the top spot for so long.

We want Lola as an advocate for positive Staffy press by winning RSPCA’s worlds happiest pet! We really need your votes people, been working so hard to promote staffies in a positive light and the competition is getting way too close. Lola’s No1 still but only just.

The Competition ends Monday, we really need one last push to secure this. So please please vote, even if you’ve voted already you can vote again each day. We’ve held the top spot for so long thanks to the overwhelming support but let’s not lose it now!

Hear our interview with BBC: 1hr and 15 mins in

Please vote for Lola at:

Don’t just like this post, click on the link and like using Facebook button under Lola’s picture or retweet if you use twitter.

Please share this on your [Facebook] walls, so others can vote to. Positive Press For Staffies, c’mon guys!!!

Thank you again for your time, Becky

Staffie stories – ‘The Adventures of Harry and Bonny’ – buy now and support us!

Have you seen this fantastic ebook containing 2 short stories very kindly donated by our patron, Charles Eades?

‘The Adventures of Harry and Bonny’
The House of Cats and Dogs
& ‘Witches in the Garden

» View an excerpt or order your copy now!

The full donation price received from all sales will be used directly to help Staffies in need.

For a donation of just £3.00 you receive an instant download of the PDF ebook which can be read on your PC, your smartphone or on ebook readers such as the Kindle etc.

Thank you for your support! Please help to spread the word to other Staffie Supporters by sharing this page.

And huge thanks to Charles for donating his talents to help Staffies!