Photos: A look inside North Nottinghamshire's dog rescue charity – giving dogs a new 'leash' of life

Take a look inside Cuckney’s independent dog rescue site – as the charity has grown from ‘strength to strength’ thanks to community support.

Denise Hardwick runs Doggy Dens UK Rescue charity from the Rex Pet Hotel site on Shireoaks Hill Farm, Cuckney.

Since forming in 2020, the charity has rescued, rehabilitated and rehomed hundreds of dogs from Macedonia and across the UK.

The team work in partnership with Pawpers in the Ruff, a not for profit organisation in Macedonia.

In recent months, the charity has launched an official website – – along with a sponsorship scheme, issuing supporters with monthly newsletters and exclusive content, and a weekly podcast.

The charity has also grown in support over the last 12 months, as their Facebook group – – now has more than 9,500 members.

Denise said plans for this year are of the ‘practical’ kind, with hopes to slab or concrete the outdoor runs before spring as the dogs are “digging holes to Australia”, she joked.

One side of the kennels is in need of drainage and the former stables require new covering to ensure longevity in years to come.

Denise added: "We cannot thank the community enough for their support with our work and our dogs.

“We are still a work in progress, but these dogs deserve a second, third and even fourth chance.”

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