We have the best news ever to tell you!
We have won a grant of 27k from the Support Adoption For Pets, Pets At Home Charity.
We are absolutely over the moon and this means a very very Happy New Year for our long termers.
The grant is for 6 bigger kennels to be built with outside runs and they can access this themselves any time during kennel hours.
Their quality of life whilst in kennels is going to be improved so much. It’s a fantastic start to the year and a big asset to Maxi’s Mates and a huge increase in the standard of care we want so much for our dogs. Especially for the ones who think of Maxi’s as their home.
Work will start in the early part of the year and we will keep you all updated with photos.
Winning the grant means a very Happy New Year for Maxi’s Mates.


We would like to say a massive thank you to Jim McTaggart. He came Friday, paid for the hire of the digger himself and over three days completely cleared the waste land for another paddock.
He made a huge hill which are dogs are going to love so much, running up and down it.
I’m sure around the hill is a great track for zoomies, which our lurchers and greyhounds will find out.
We would also like to thank his wife Annie, the lady who runs the Central Pub in Middlesbrough for the £110 raised so far from the collection boxes they took.
We have such amazing support we can’t thank them both enough.
Jim McTaggarth


We have been given a fabulous van from Adrian at Redcar Auto & Performance. This is an incredible donation from him and we are so grateful to receive it.
This is going to be such an asset to us. We can transport the dogs safety , pick up stray dogs and also bigger donations as it’s a big van.
We would also like to thank Amanda & James Burns from James Print who donated, designed, supplied and put on the signage . We think it looks fantastic and so happy to see our much loved and much missed Maxi on all the sides ❤️.
We are so proud of this we all think it’s amazing.
Thank you both from the bottom of our hearts.
Donated by Redcar Auto & Performance


Signage donated by James Print

Tesco Extra Stockton Donation

Kelly from Tesco Extra, Stockton came to kennels last week bringing a fabulous donation of towels,bedding,treats for the dogs. They also brought our hard working staff and volunteers some biscuits and chocolate for their tea break. 
Not only that but £100 cash and a £100 gift card to spend on the dogs in store.
We are so lucky to have such wonderful support and this helps us make sure all the dogs in our care are very well looked after.

Treats Donation

Joey brought lots of treats to kennels last week, bought by him and his sister Lilly. They do acts of kindness using their own money in remembrance of their brother Leo, who passed away. This is such a wonderful and kind thing to do and what a lovely way to honour Leo. Children to be proud of.


We received a fantastic surprise in the post from Easby Hall, Great Ayton, granting us a cheque of £2000. This was for funds and they said they wanted to support the great work we do for the dogs.
It’s amazing and totally out of the blue. We will certainly put it to good use.
Easby Hall


FUNDS RAISED £2636.43 
We would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone that helped at the fun dog show today. Your hard work was very much appreciated.
Another huge thank you to all the businesses who sponsored the show and those that also gave raffle prizes it was very kind.
People that baked for us and also brought up raffle and tombola prizes. It all helped raise so much money.
Also everyone that came and took part in it and generously supported Maxi’s Mates. Fantastic team work and together we have all raised a fabulous £2636.43
Thank you all so very much. Brilliant turnout and it was lovely to see so many dogs all different shapes, sizes and breeds.
Thanks again and we are grateful for the support you show as always.
To see the photos kindly taken by RedlightBulb Photography please click the link below
A short video of the photos are available to see here