Our 2018/19 Charity of the Year is Maxi’s Mates – registered charity number 1162442!

About Maxi’s Mates

We are a dedicated charity that helps the stray dogs. We firmly believe ALL strays deserve another chance at finding that right home for them. We care deeply about dogs regardless of breed, age or whether they are sociable with other dogs or not. Maxi’s Mates will meet all their needs until this happens and for however long it takes. We will vaccinate, spay or neuter where possible and will home check every home. Our mission is to protect our stray dogs and provide a safe place for as long as they need.. After volunteering for three years at Waterfall Kennels, a council dog pound , we now have our own place. Maxi’s Mates Rescue & Rehoming Centre opened 2/1/16 as a result of Waterfall closing and a campaign to find a new alternative. We are at Carlin Howe Farm, Redcar Rd, Dunsdale, Cleveland. TS14 6RG. Our strays are mainly from the Redcar & Cleveland Area and also the Hambleton Area.

How Maxi’s Mates Started

Maxi’s Mates was set up on 9/10/12 by Jane Galliford & Michelle Cooper to raise awareness of other unwanted, abandoned dogs like Maxi was! We mainly helped those at the local pound  which was at that time Waterfall Kennels. Dogs that were in desperate need of a loving home and had somehow found themselves as a stray. For the full story of Maxi and how we rescued her from an awful existence please click on her photo below. 

With the closure of Waterfall Kennels, we successfully campaigned, raised funds and secured our own premises. Maxi’s Mates won  the Stray Dog contract for Redcar & Cleveland and we opened on 2/1/16. We are running at present with half of our potential  kennel spaces with 32 fit and ready.

Maxi’s Mates has gone from strength to strength from our humble beginnings and we hope that we can continue to progress to full capacity in the near future. To continue to help ALL strays regardless of breed, age or whether they are good with other dogs or not. They ALL deserve another chance.