Finding Forever Homes

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal 2015

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Help a rescue pet this Christmas by filling a shoe box with treats

At this time of year we see an increase in animals coming into our care and less people looking to give a rescued pet a forever home. We are asking for kind members of the public to help a rescue pet this year by filling a shoe box or small container with treat, toys and other goodies for the pets that are with us over the festive period. Each pet that is with us on Christmas Day will receive their own present and have fun opening them. 

Please drop off your shoe boxes at one of our Centre's or check back to this page for a full list of shoe box drop off points. If you own or run a local business and would be prepared to take in shoeboxes for our animals, please let us know by emailing marketing@margaretgreenanimalrescue.org.uk. 

If you would prefer to make a purchase from one of our Amazon Wishlists instead, please follow these links for Church Knowle, Lincoln Farm and Wingletang

Thank you for your support! 

Suggestions for Shoebox items:

one happy rescue dog (resized)Dogs:

  • Tennis balls
  • Nylabones
  • Squeaky toys
  • Treat balls
  • Peanut butter, Marmite and hot dog sausages (Kong toy fillers)
  • Rawhide treats
  • Dog biscuit treats
  • Liver treats
  • Kong toys




Peter with shoe box


  • Catnip mice
  • Ping-pong balls
  • Grooming brushes
  • Feliway
  • Play tunnel
  • Bag of catnip or catnip spray
  • Scrunchie ball
  • Toy on a string





Download a poster to display HERE

Shoebox Appeal Poster

Drop off locations - if there's not one near you, keep checking back for new ones...


The Dolphin Shopping Centre: Dolphin Centre, Poole, Dorset BH15 1SZ

Cats Cradle Boarding Cattery: 175 Church Rd, Three Legged Cross, Wimborne BH21 6RG

Marshalls Pet Store: 24 Station Road, Ashley Cross, Poole, Dorset, BH14 8UB

Things2Do Toys & Puzzles: 

Lytchett Minster - The Courtyard Craft Centre, Huntick Road, Lytchett Minster, BH16 6BA

Parkstone - 280 – 282, Ashley Road, Parkstone, BH14 9BZ


Broadstone - 196 Lower Blandford Rd, Broadstone, Dorset BH18 8DP

Wimborne - 44 High Street, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1HT

Pets at Home:

Bournemouth - Westover Retail Park, Castle Lane West, Bournemouth BH9 3JS

Dorchester - Weymouth Avenue Retail Park, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester DT1 2RY

Poole - Unit 5 Wessex Gate Retail Park, Broadstone Way, Poole BH15 3TE

Precision Engraving: 46 Park Street, Weymouth DT4 7DF

Muddy Paws: 6-7 Business Park Holland, Holland Way, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7BJ

Pampurred Pets: Unit 1 Salisbury Road Retail Park, Salisbury Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7QG

Ark Aid Veterinary Centre: 266 Wimborne Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 3EF (please do not drop at the Canford Heath practice)


Highwood: Warrior Ave, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 8XQ


Walking Woofers: Daws House, Launceston

Westmoor Veterinary Hospital: 1 Brook Lane, Tavistock PL19 9BA

Castle Veterinary Group: B/1 Pennygillam Way, Launceston PL15 7ED 

Penbode Vets:

Holsworthy, EX22 6HB

Stratton/Bude, EX23 9AB

Camelford, PL32 9PD