About us


Paws for the Cause Rescue was founded in September 2017, to help rescue and rehome abandoned, mistreated and stray dogs in both Southern Spain and the UK. We are all volunteers using our own resources with no funding from any government sources.
We are a Non Profit Association, and we raise funds for our rescue with the aid of our supporters through events both in Spain and the UK, as well as online resources such as auctions and Just Giving.
We rely on foster carers who take these disadvantaged dogs into their own homes, and care for them like their own pet, until a forever home can be found. We provide love, advice and veterinary care. Every foster carer receives full support and we are always here to help. Without foster carers, and our supporters, we would not be able to continue the valuable and much needed work we do.
All of our dogs for adoption will be assessed, where covid allowing, with other dogs, children, and if need be, cats. They are health checked,  fully vaccinated and chipped. If old enough they are neutered.

Homechecks are done for each adoption application, and we will ensure that the dog you like is suitable for your family and lifestyle. We consider each application carefully based on the information provided. Everything will be discussed fully with you, and if you are successful, updates, photos and videos will be sent throughout the entire adoption process. We want each adoption to be happy and successful for both the dog and the adopter, and for their forever home to be just that……for ever.

We are determined to make a difference for all the animals, and as we have no overheads, no shops or premises, and pay no salaries (all services are given free by volunteers), we are able to use every penny donated for the suffering and abandoned animals we rescue.
We are always here to help, and with volunteers in both Spain and the UK we have a wealth of knowledge at our fingertips. Our dogs are our world, and we will provide advice and support for both you and them for the rest of their life.
We work together with Canasta de Oro, and Refugio Canino in Spain, and work as one team to help the animals.
If you can, please help by making a donation today. Every penny and euro received truly does help yet another dog find his golden basket.
Donations can be made via paypal or by bank transfer, or by clicking the Donate button
Lloyd’s Bank.
Paws for the Cause. Sort code 30-98-90 Account number 17623860
Paypal = Pawsforthecause2017@gmail.comhttps://pawsforthecauserescue.co.uk
Email = pawsforthecause2017@gmail.com
Thank you

Please help support Paws For The Cause Rescue by raising funds via the Easy Fundraising online service. Shopping doesn’t cost you a penny, but as you make purchases online the shops make a donation to Paws for the Cause rescue. All you do is register (it’s good to click the “Find & remind button), support Paws for the Cause Rescue, and start shopping.  

 Use easyfundraising to shop with over 3,600 retailers including Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay, Boden, and M&S.

 Every time you shop, you’ll raise a free donation for Paws For The Cause Rescue every time….. it’s that easy!

 You can register through this link.




 We are over the moon to announce that once again we have been nominated for the Petplan and ADCH Annual Charity Awards 2022, as well as for 2020 and 2021.

 This means so much to us, and it is humbling to know that the work our team does is recognised and appreciated by all of you.

 Please keep voting for us, and thank you for all your support






Working alongside Canasta de Oro and Refugio Canino, we have the opportunity to send many dogs and cats to their forever homes in Holland.

 With Brexit, lockdowns and Covid, it is imperative that this happens as it may be the only chance some of these dogs have of finding their golden baskets.

 Many of them have been without a home for many years, and we need YOUR help to make this happen.

 To vaccinate, neuter, do paperwork and transport these dogs, we need to fundraise £5000 for every trip.

PLEASE, if you can help in any way to help us continue, please click on the DONATE button today, and help us to help them


Here at Paws, we understand that sometimes circumstances can bring about a difficult time for both people and their pets. Situations are changing on a daily basis, and sometimes we find ourselves unable to care for our pets as we would like to.

Having to rehome your pet is a very difficult decision, and sadly many people are finding themselves in such a position.

 We are here to help you.

Please do contact us by using the Facebook link above, or on the contact form on this page.








































Some of our wonderful team at Paws

Dogs for Adoption

Beautiful mastin girl Nala needs a loving home.
She is very a very friendly and loving girl, and needs a rural home with no other pets and older children age 15+ only
She has lived with children before with no issues, and needs to be with older children due to her size.
Nala has been receiving specialist professional rehab, as after being attacked by another dog Nala become dog reactive. This has gone very well, and she is now ready for to find her furever home.
This girl truly is gorgeous. She just needs the right home where she can be made a fuss of and lie on a cosy rug in front of a warm fire.
She has been through such a lot in her short life 😢
Nala is only 4, and needs a loving forever home.
● Rural or semi rural home
● Must be only pet
● Children 15+ only
 Travels well in car
● Very loving
She is fully vaccinated and neutered.


Fortunito is a gorgeous little Bodeguero, who was found after an accident with two broken legs.
After a long surgery, just one leg could be fixed, and sadly the other one had to be amputated.
But that doesn’t stop this little Tripawd Bod.
Only 5 years old, his fosters say he is the most loving little lad.
All he needs now is his furever home
Fortunito will be fully vaccinated, neutered, and have his own passport.
This lovely lad can travel to the UK.





                                             Adoption Policy

 When you see a dog or cat you would like to adopt ,either on our facebook page or website, then click on “apply to adopt” and complete the application form. Alternatively, send us a message on our Facebook page. One of our admin will then have a chat with you to ensure the animal you like is suitable for both your home and lifestyle. 

Once this has been agreed the next step is to arrange a home check.

We ask for an Adoption Donation of £600 for dogs travelling from Spain. This covers all vaccinations, blood tests, microchipping, Import and Export taxes, Customs fees, flea and worm treatments, and, if the dog is old enough, neutering.

It also covers the cost of transport from Spain to the UK. 

Dogs for adoption in the UK are £250, cats are £100, and kittens in the UK are £120.

Four weeks free insurance from Petplan is also provided for all dogs under the age of 8.

For adoptions in Scotland, we sometimes ask that the transport is met at the Scottish Borders  so as to prevent the animals from being on board for too long. We will discuss this with you prior to adoption.

Every dog from Spain comes with its own passport and all its relevant vaccinations, including rabies. They are tested for common Mediterranean diseases by blood test, and all dogs and pups are given a thorough health check prior to travelling. All vaccination details, worming and flea treatment details etc are all held in the passport for you to take with you when you register with your own vet. The vaccinations do not need to be renewed for a year, and your vet can advise when worming and flea treatment is next due, as both are done just before travelling. They will also be Micro chipped according to E.U law.  If the animal is old enough we will spay or neuter before travel. This will be 8 months old for a female, and 6 months for a dog, but we will advise you. If the animal is not old enough, we ask that they are neutered by the adopter as soon as they are old enough.

 All of our dogs and pups are health checked and assessed prior to adoption. We never home a dog if we think it is not a good match,  and will discuss everything with you.  We never home fighters or biters.

 Please feel free to ask any questions as we are only too happy to help. We offer support and advice throughout the entire adoption process and afterwards  

 We do not receive any private funding for our rescue and all the money we use for the dogs or cats comes from donations and fund raising both in Spain and the UK . Without your donations we would not be able to carry on with the work we do, so please do give what you can using our donate button above, or by Paypal to pawsforthecause2017@gmail.com




A little about fostering

Where possible, our dogs are placed in ‘foster homes’ whilst they wait to be re-homed. These are people who are prepared to look after a dog in their own home for as long as it takes us to find permanent and loving homes. This could be a matter of days, weeks or even a few months but it gives us a chance to assess the needs of the particular dog e.g. can he/she live with another dog, older children, cats, etc. 

 These wonderful ‘foster homes’ give the dog love, time, training and exercise freely. 

We are always in need of such wonderful people both in Spain and the UK. As with adoption, we also carry out home checks for new foster homes, and we ask you to sign a form indemnifying Paws for the Cause Rescue from any damage that may be caused to the foster home, although in reality, only on a very few occasions has any damage been caused.

Fostering Requirements 

The requirements necessary for ‘fostering’ are given below:

Some experience of taking care of a dog is needed.

Someone at home most of the day as dogs may be insecure if they have lost their homes.

A secure garden.

Have no very young children who may not understand that insecure dogs need their own space and time to adapt.

Most of all you need a love of dogs and patience with their behaviour when it isn’t quite up to scratch. They occasionally need help with house training and learning not to chew etc!

Before we take a dog into our care, he/she is assessed and we do not take in fighters or biters.

Apply to Foster 

Please read the Fostering Requirements. 

If you wish to foster a specific type or size of dog please tell us.



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Donations can also be made to:

Account Name: Paws for the Cause

Sort code 30-98-90

Account number 17623860

Thank you!