Give the gift of improved health this year– one of the most important things you can give a shelter dog in Romania. We want every one of the dogs in our shelters in Romania to have a very Merry Fishmas, and you can help us to achieve this.

Fish is one of the best sources of protein we can give our dogs, for several reasons. Fish is a great source of protein that will not overload a shelter dog’s delicate digestive system in the same way that some protein rich meats can. Fish in the diet also imparts vital vitamins and healthy properties without risk of weight gain or protein overload. Many of our dogs suffer from sore, flaky, damaged, or itchy skin, which the bioavailable essential fatty acids in fish can help to heal. The omega-3 fats found in fish oil are natural anti-inflammatories, which not only promote joint and connective tissue health but also calm the intensity of reactions to many common allergy triggers. Our dogs often suffer from weakened immune systems and fish in the diet aids speedy recovery to optimal health.

We can give our dogs supplements in the form of fish oil as well as fish based foods. Tins of sardines form a nutrient dense snack which are easy for our rescuers to store and dispense. We have added a selection of fish products to our Amazon wishlist, but you can also select your own fish based goodies yourself should you prefer. You can also donate to enable us to purchase items to ensure that every one of our dogs has a very Merry Fishmas in 2017.

Paws2Rescue 5th Annual Shoebox Appeal Content List

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DO NOT INCLUDE: Used or damaged items, perishable or out of date food items, food items that contain nuts; medicines; anything of a political, racial or religious nature; sharp objects; glass containers, mirrors or fragile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

Collection Points

Bournemouth
  • Friday 27th October
  • Natterjacks Vet, The old bank building,1138-1140 Christchurch road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6DY.
  • All Day
Kettering
  • 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
Glasgow
  • Saturday 4th November
  • Asda, Robroyston, Glasgow, G33 1AD.
  • (the car park outside Watt Brothers next to Asda)
  • 1pm – 3pm
  • Team Member: Karen
Perth
  • Saturday 4th November
  • Broxden Travelodge (Car park.), Perth, PH2 0PX.
  • 5pm – 7pm
  • Team Member: Nia
Crawley
  • 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
Manchester
  • 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
Swindon
  • Saturday 4th November
  • Sainsbury’s (Car park), Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, SN4 7AX.
  • 1pm – 2pm
  • Volunteer: Pernilla
Sheffield
  • Saturday 4th November
  • Morrisons Supermarket , The Common, Ecclesfield Sheffield S35 9AE
  • (collection point by the recycling area)
  • 1pm – 3pm
  • Volunteer: Mandy
Cornwall
  • 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
Enfield
  • Saturday 5th November
  • TGI Fridays (car park), Southbury Road, Enfield EN1 1YQ
  • 11am – 1pm
  • Volunteer: Katrina
Lambourne
  • Saturday 5th November
  • Lambourn Community Centre (Car park), Close End, Lambourn, RG17 8NJ
  • 1pm – 3pm
  • Volunteer: Pernilla
Watford
  • 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
Sutton
  • Sunday 26th November
  • Big Yellow, 12 Kimpton Park Way, Sutton, SM3 9QS.
  • 10am – 12pm
  • Paws2Rescue
Birmingham
  • 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
Paignton
  • 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
Exeter
  • Sunday 12th November
  • Pets at Home (Car Park) Stone Lane Retail Park, Marsh Barton Road, Exeter. EX2 8LH
  • 12pm to 2pm
  • Volunteer: Dawn
Torquay
  • Friday 17th November
  • Pets at Home (Car Park) Bridge Retail Park, Hele Road, Hele Rd, Torquay, TQ2 7AP
  • 6pm to 7:15pm
  • Volunteer: Dawn
Plymouth
  • Saturday 18th November
  • Sainsbury’s (Car park) Crabtree House, Plymouth Rd, Plymouth PL3 6RL
  • 12pm to 2pm
  • Volunteer: Dawn
Edinburgh
  • Sunday 26th November
  • Car park in front of Midlothian Indoor Bowling Club, EH22 1JD
  • 1pm to 3pm
  • Team Member: Sandra