The charity was set up with the sole purpose of rescuing as many dogs as we possibly can from the devastating situations, through no fault of their own, that they find themselves in.
Many of our dogs come from the public pounds in Turkey.
As a charity we work with other rescue organisations who we trust and respect and mainly rescue Golden Retrievers and some other breeds who we can successfully re home within a family environment.
We have a very strict policy on behaviour testing and health screening. We ensure to the best of our knowledge our dogs are healthy and well behaved.
The charity is totally committed to give each and every dog who crosses our path the very best we can offer from vet care, to fostering, most comfortable travel arrangements and best of all the right family who will care, support and love them for the rest of their lives.
If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs please visit Adoption - please note we do not re home our dogs with children under the age of 12 years old.
With the help of an incredible team I am very proud to say that the charity is going from strength to strength and is responsible for saving approximately 300 dogs per year. This is only possible by the support we receive on a daily basis. This support is shown in many different ways.
My team give their time, advice and knowledge on a daily basis. I have volunteer drivers who help with the transport and many kind people support us financially – the charity is incredibly lucky to have such wonderful support but is always looking for more people to get involved.
If you could help by getting involved in any way we would love to hear from you.
With all the ups and downs, twists and turns good days and bad we always maintain our focus on the dogs and their welfare as this is our main priority now and always.
Rescue is our passion and as long as we receive the wonderful support we will continue to rescue many more lucky dogs now and in the future.
Lisa Smart, Founder
Happy Paws Puppy Rescue
To meet the rest of the Happy Paws Team please click here.
We will never leave you
You are safe
You will never fear again
You are loved
I promise I will find you the perfect family who will treat you like one of their own for ever.
Patron: Lord Brett Maclean
Trustees: Lisa Smart, Mike Tomey, Alice Ford.
Charity Number 1158323
Many of the photographs on this site have been provided by the families of our rescues. We are so thankful for the happy lives they have given our kids and for allowing us to use their images.