Charities We Support

Our Charities



As we all know, our four legged friends, our pups, fur-kids, our loves and companions are so important to us so here at East Ruston Cottages we like to support dog related charities and organisations through the business.  Sue is a huge supporter of rescue dogs - Ernie and Sonny are both rescues - and many of the ERC owners are too.  So to be able to use the business to support dog charities and organisations is a no-brainer.

For each booking made through our site we put a £4 donation to our charity 'pot'.  That doesn't sound a lot but with so many properties and so many bookings (all with dogs!) it doesn't take long to add up to a good amount.  So, every so often, we tot up the total and then ask our social media followers which three charities we should donate to.

It's always leads to a HUGE number of nominations and it is so lovely to read all your comments and suggestions.  As I am sure you can imagine, making the decision is never an easy one!

Charities we have supported


East Ruston Cottages are so pleased to have supported these charities and dog help organisations in the past thanks to all your bookings of our dog friendly holiday cottages here in Norfolk!


Save Our Spaniels are a UK based registered Charity specifically set up to help spaniels and bretons that have been abandoned, dumped or relinquished to perreras (kill stations) and shelters across the world, with a view to finding them loving homes in the UK.

Yarmouth Greyhound Homefinders believe that greyhounds make wonderful pets. They work to ensure they have a good life following their racing career. 

Bliss Cavalier Rescue  A registered charity in England (charity no 1193078) run by experienced Cavalier lovers. We treat every dog as an individual and will always find the best suited home for each one. The dog always comes first.

Rushton Dog Rescue During the many years Rushton has been operating thousands of dogs have been rescued, tens of thousands!  Along with horses, ducks, cats and the odd small/wild animal. Rushton try so hard not to turn away a animal in need and will always try and do everything in their power to get them to safety.

Lincs Doberman Rescue  We are a small team of volunteers dedicated to Rescue, Rehabilitation and Rehoming the beautiful Dobermann breed. We operate throughout the UK mainland, all our team donate time, effort, and expertise to ensure that no Dobie is left in need and that they all have a successful rescue and rehoming journey.

Arundawn Dog Rescue is based near Horsham, West Sussex. They mainly focus on providing rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming for council pound strays who have served their obligatory 7 days and are facing euthanasia, through no fault of their own. They work with dog wardens, the police and other rescues to assess dogs in need and ensure that they find the right home for their temperament, energy levels and breed.

Hound From The Pound Hound from the Pound is a not-for-profit organisation, alleviating the suffering of dogs in the council stray kennels across Lincolnshire

Yellow Dog UK  The Yellow Dog campaign uses yellow leads, collars, coats, harnesses and more to bring awareness of anxious dogs that 'need space'.  We know how stressful it can be for a Yellow Dog and its owner when a social or off-lead dog approaches.  We believe that making the Yellow Ribbon an accepted representation throughout the UK will benefit everyone and make dog walking a more enjoyable, and safer experience for all, and in turn give your dog a better quality of life.

Holbrook Animal Rescue Founded around 26 years ago, Holbrook Animal Rescue was set up to help abandoned dogs and cats. We take in many different types of animal from different backgrounds. Unlike many other rescues our dogs aren't kept in kennels. They sleep in the house and are free to run and play in our garden and fields.

Spaniel Aid UK is a group of Cocker and English Springer Spaniel owners and lovers who have become increasingly concerned by the number of these wonderful dogs being offered for sale or even worse, free to a good home, on internet selling sites.  

For The Love Of Our Frenchies is a small UK based French Bulldog charity with a big heart.

Freedom Angels Animal Rescue (FAAR)was born out of desperate need to support lone animal rescuers, primarily in Cyprus and Romania.

Norfolk Greyhound Rescue is a small local non-profit organisation whose main aim is finding caring people to regime Irish greyhounds - ex racers and also those who never made it tot the track.

Cloud K9 Rescue's fundamental mission is to rescue and regime dogs who are in desperate need of our help and assistance, from a country which due to its political history and cultural and economic refusal to neuter and spay routinely, has an out of control stray dog population.

MuffinPug Rescue are a breed specific charity based in the UK, actively rescuing pugs and pug crosses in need wherever they may be. They seek to end the suffering of pugs being exploited or neglected, and spay, neuter and promote healthy living for rescue pugs.

Greyhound Gap  is a small independent charity set up to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome greyhounds and lurchers who find themselves in a 'put to sleep' situation in UK pounds. Funded almost entirely by donations, they rehome around 150 dogs each year.

Safe Rescue are a nationwide rescue that takes in and rehomes dogs from the UK and abroad. They do their best to match dogs with adopters to create harmonious and settled home lives for all involved.. We also hope to pursue active campaigning on welfare issues as we grow and progress.

Forever Hounds Trust  are independent from the Greyhound Racing industry and receive no funding from the Greyhound Board of Great Britain. They rely on funds from individual supporters, voluntary fundraisers, legacies, and grants from Trusts and Foundations.

Cinnamon Trust is the only specialist national charity for people in their last years and their much loved, much needed companion animals.

Canine Partners mission is to help transform lives of people with disabilities through partnership with their specially trained assistance dogs. They work in partnership with Help for Heroes, The Royal British Legion and other services organisations to provide assistance dogs for veterans and those wounded in service.

Doris Banham is a non profit organisation which has helped save over 15000 dogs by saving them from the council pound , nursing them back to health and help find them a loving forever home.

F.A.I.T.H Animal Rescue is locally based at Hickling. F.A.I.T.H is a progressive animal rescue centre, where animal welfare comes first. They believe that their mental health and well being are as important as their physical health.

Galgos Del Sol is a charity helping with abandoned galgos dogs in Spain. They are also intent of helping educate and tasing awareness of the poor animals which need our help.


There have been many more over the 14 years we have been going but we can't remember them all!!


We are so proud of being able to support all these worthwhile organisations and thank you all for your generous support