Rhodesian Ridgeback Welfare Trust & its Work 

The Rhodesian Ridgeback Welfare Trust was founded as a registered Charity in November 1994.
The Welfare Trust was originally formed by the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Great Britain, at the instigation of the late Fred Grimwood.

Although we have the full support and active involvement of all of the UK's individual Rhodesian Ridgeback Clubs  (see here for links to the Clubs)

We are completely independent & managed by our own dedicated Board of Trustees.  


To advance the education of the public about the care and treatment of Rhodesian Ridgebacks.

To relieve the suffering and distress of Rhodesian Ridgebacks who are in need of care, maintenance, attention and to provide Rhodesian Ridgebacks with rehoming as necessary.

To provide or maintain kennels, rescue homes or animal hospitals or sanctuaries or other facilities for the reception and care of unwanted Rhodesian Ridgebacks together with such treatment as the Rhodesian Ridgebacks may require.

To promote responsible Rhodesian Ridgeback ownership and discouragement of the irresponsible breeding of Rhodesian Ridgebacks.

The bulk of our work is, of course, finding new homes for pure-bred Ridgebacks which, for a variety of reasons, are unable to remain with their owners.

Over the years, those of us involved in the Trust have developed procedures which, with careful home-checking and dog assessment, aim to place each individual dog in an appropriate home for the rest of its life.

The Trust is supported in its work by volunteers throughout the country who assess dogs, check homes, and help with transport, emergency kenneling or fostering.

Our debt to these generous, good-hearted people is incalculable and we could not function without them.

If you would like to help (and have not already told us) we would be very pleased to hear from you.