Yesterday we learned that Expectations Ripley, who have sponsored us with a monthly donation are to close down in the coming weeks. This turns an already extremely difficult situation into an untenable one and our closure will follow unless we can find additional sponsors or donors. If you can help us, please do, as our […]


Have just had the pleasure of meeting Allan Brown of derby dog walking, who has kindly offered to look after MADSODS while we’re away. What a lovely, genuine man! We can only wish him every success with his new business, which will be well deserved.

Our Sponsors

We are pleased to say that our sponsors, Expectations of Ripley, have now been able to re-start limited financial support for us, fro which we are extremely grateful. We are, however, still desperately short of funds and, as a result, are having to turn away some dogs that we would have loved to help. If […]

Expectations of Ripley

Expectations, of Butterley Hill, Ripley, sell a huge range of second hand furniture, clothes, toys, books, china, glass and other goods. They offer a free collection service for larger items, and have plenty of free parking. If you have unwanted items, please donate them To Expectations, as this directly benefits MADSODS. Expectations can be contacted on […]

Where to find us

Orchard Cottage
Lower Road
Mackworth Village
DE22 4NF

See a dog

Please call us between 8:30 and 18:00 if you'd like to see one of our dogs:
01332 824 027

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