Collection Points

  • Friday 27th October
  • Natterjacks Vet, The old bank building,1138-1140 Christchurch road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6DY.
  • All Day
  • Saturday 28th October
  • Tesco Extra (Car park)
    Carina Rd, Kettering Business Park, Kettering, NN15 6XB.
  • (In the corner, first left into the car park)
  • 9am – 11am
  • Team Member: Amie
Newton Aycliffe
  • Friday 3rd November
  • Tesco (Car Park), Greenwell Road, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 4DH.
  • 2pm – 3:30pm
  • Team Member: Julie
  • Saturday 4th November
  • Asda, Robroyston, Glasgow, G33 1AD.
  • (the car park outside Watt Brothers next to Asda)
  • 1pm – 3pm
  • Team Member: Karen
  • Saturday 4th November
  • Broxden Travelodge (Car park.), Perth, PH2 0PX.
  • 5pm – 7pm
  • Team Member: Nia
  • Saturday 4th November
  • Extra Tesco, Bycroft Way, Crawley, RH10 1GY.
  • (the smaller carpark just down the road next to the Tesco petrol station)
  • 1pm – 3pm
  • Volunteer: Linda
  • Saturday 4th November
  • Heaton Park, St Margaret’s Road, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 2GT.
  • (The first car park on the right after the St Margaret’s Road entrance, next to the little garden centre and cafe.)
  • 1pm – 3pm
  • Volunteer: Hannah
  • Saturday 4th November
  • Sainsbury’s (Car park), Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, SN4 7AX.
  • 1pm – 2pm
  • Volunteer: Pernilla
  • Saturday 4th November
  • Morrisons Supermarket , The Common, Ecclesfield Sheffield S35 9AE
  • (collection point by the recycling area)
  • 1pm – 3pm
  • Volunteer: Mandy
  • Saturday 4th November
  • Penhale Round, Fraddon. Cornwall, TR9 6NA.
  • (the ‘Overflow car park between McDonald’s and Brewers Fayre Penhale Round, opposite Kingsley Village.)
  • 12pm – 2pm
  • Volunteer: Rachel
  • Saturday 5th November
  • TGI Fridays (car park), Southbury Road, Enfield EN1 1YQ
  • 11am – 1pm
  • Volunteer: Katrina
  • Saturday 5th November
  • Lambourn Community Centre (Car park), Close End, Lambourn, RG17 8NJ
  • 1pm – 3pm
  • Volunteer: Pernilla
  • Saturday 5th November
  • The Pocket Park, Estcourt Road, Watford, WD17 2PY
  • 1pm – 3pm
  • Volunteer: Laura
Cricklewood, London
  • Saturday 11th November
  • Tesco (Car park) Brent Cross, Tilling Rd, Cricklewood, London, NW2 1LZ
  • 12pm – 1pm
  • Volunteer: Lihi
Hermatige, Thatcham
  • Saturday 11th November
  • Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermatige, Thatcham, RG18 9NU
  • The Festive Market and British Pet Show
  • 10am – 5pm
  • Team Paws2Rescue
  • Sunday 26th November
  • Big Yellow, 12 Kimpton Park Way, Sutton, SM3 9QS.
  • 10am – 12pm
  • Paws2Rescue
  • Saturday 4th November
  • Starbucks, M4, Junction 2, Alvechurch Welcome Break, 2 Redditch Rd, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7AU
  • 1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Team Member: Suzanne
  • Sunday 5th November
  • Morrisons (Carpark), Totnes Road, Paignton, TQ4 7ET
  • 12pm to 2pm
  • Volunteer: Dawn
Newton Abbot
  • Saturday 11th November
  • Matalan (Car park) Newton Abbott Retail Park, Greenhill Way, Newton Abbot, TQ12 3SB
  • 12pm to 2pm
  • Volunteer: Dawn
  • Sunday 12th November
  • Pets at Home (Car Park) Stone Lane Retail Park, Marsh Barton Road, Exeter. EX2 8LH
  • 12pm to 2pm
  • Volunteer: Dawn
  • Friday 17th November
  • Pets at Home (Car Park) Bridge Retail Park, Hele Road, Hele Rd, Torquay, TQ2 7AP
  • 6pm to 7:15pm
  • Volunteer: Dawn
  • Saturday 18th November
  • Sainsbury’s (Car park) Crabtree House, Plymouth Rd, Plymouth PL3 6RL
  • 12pm to 2pm
  • Volunteer: Dawn
  • Sunday 26th November
  • Car park in front of Midlothian Indoor Bowling Club, EH22 1JD
  • 1pm to 3pm
  • Team Member: Sandra

This is the fifth year of our hugely successful Christmas Shoebox Campaign, and this year, we are asking for donations for orphaned children, in our Giving appeal:

Today, many of the children at the orphanages arrive like the abused dogs in the public shelters.

They are scared, they shy away, they don’t know how to talk, and they cannot be touched. It is the daily love of their amazing carers, and desperately hard work, to try to make these children “normal”.

Casa Iulia is an orphanage in a house, with 40 children. It is hugely overcrowded, but the children have the love of the lady looking after them all. It is the most basic of lives, yet still the innocent children smile.

Casa Mara is a poor house in a small village in the south of Romania. There are 40 children in the care of one blessed man. There are no facilities or money and there is no one local to help educate these children. Their food is almost all donated by good people who go to the church, life is so hard.

At Casa Madalina there are another 35 children, living in cramped conditions in a home. As poor as dirt. Ages from newborn to 14, they are children who are classed as functional orphans because their parents abandoned them long ago, whilst they went away to find work. The local community support these children when they can, but treats simply do not exist.

Our friends in the north of Romania, near the Ukraine border, help at a safe house where there are 12 abandoned children. Sadly, the children are a mess – products of disgusting neglect over the years. The children are aged between 10 and 16, and are the hardest work, none of which is their fault. They are violent, they have serious issues with almost all humans, but they do respond well to animals – and this is how our friends have been working with them – not giving up on them – like the rest of society has. This year, we hope that 12 people can donate a football shirt.

If you would like to help and donate a shoebox for an orphan, please email us at for postage or a collection point near you.

For it is in giving, that we receive… thank you for your support.

Paws2Rescue 5th Annual Shoebox Appeal Content List

  • Toys (NO toys that require batteries)
  • School, Craft and Art Supplies
  • Toiletries and Hygiene products
  • Clothing Items
  • Non Perishable Food Items (NO nuts)

DO NOT INCLUDE: Used or damaged items, perishable or out of date food items, food items that contain nuts; medicines; anything of a political, racial or religious nature; sharp objects; glass containers, mirrors or fragile items.

Shoeboxes for Children
Shoeboxes for Dogs
  • Quality Food
  • Vitamins & Supplements
  • Medicines
  • Quick Eating Treats

For more suggestions please visit our Amazon Wishlist.

DO NOT INCLUDE: Toys, chews, or rawhide items, our dogs can live in enclosures with up to a dozen other dogs and these items can unfortunately cause fights between the dogs.