Barking Mad Big March



Throughout March 2021

The Challenge ​


Challenge yourself, while raising funds throughout March by pledging to walk, run or march a portion of the distance between the BMDR UK base and our main shelter. 


Throughout the pandemic and especially during lockdowns, it has been a tough time for many. It's been extremely hard for us to fundraise as we have not been able to attend or hold events. We also have not been able to run our monthly volunteer trips to our shelter, where our supporters used to help out so much with daily tasks, actively go out and rescue dogs in need, and help with spay campaigns. Plus, give our angels on the ground support, encouragement and a break!


So - throughout the month of March, we have set-up the ‘Barking Mad Big March’ challenge! The distance between our new base in Aberdeenshire to our Romanian shelter in Nisipari is around 2000 miles (2021 to be precise!). Let's bridge that gap and cover the distance by marching TOGETHER


All you have to do is pledge a portion of the distance of that 2000 miles that you are willing to cover by walking, running or marching throughout March. Then ask your friends and family to sponsor you.




  • If you pledge to walk 30 miles, that is just under 1 mile per day


  • Perhaps you want to do one big walk, and plan on walking 10 miles in one Sunday


  • You could pledge to run 60 miles, just under 2 miles per day


  • Maybe you want to challenge yourself to walk 100 miles over the month, that is around 4 miles per day, or 25 miles each weekend.



We ask that you raise a minimum of £2 per mile please. Whatever amount you choose to walk, run or march (you could also cycle or maybe even swim?), we’re all in it together, to virtually reach our Romanian shelter, and show the team and dogs how much we care.


If you are doing a daily dog walk anyway, or want to push yourself, this is the perfect challenge for you! Why not challenge yourself to get outside, get off the sofa, take up a new activity, get fitter or even lose some lockdown weight.


To pledge your distance, fill in the short below form below, then head to our Facebook fundraiser or JustGiving page we have set-up to start the sponsorship rolling! You can either share these pages for friends and family to donate or even set up your own Facebook fundraiser or JustGiving campaign (and link it to ours). Just let us know how much you raised so we can add to our total.

Good luck!

Social Media and Graphics

Don't forget to tag us in any updates on social media and use our hashtag #BarkingMadBigMarch.


We'd love to see your progress.

Here is some text you can use to share the challenge to your social media or update your fundraising page with:

Facebook (Barking Mad Dog Rescue) or Instagram (@BMDRdogs):

Throughout March, I am taking part in the 'Barking Mad Big March' challenge. I have pledged to walk/run/march/cycle *** miles. My miles contribute towards the 2000 mile distance between the 2 Barking Mad Dog Rescue shelters. I am doing this for Barking Mad Dog Rescue, a UK based charity set up to provide food, veterinary support and care for abandoned dogs in Romania before finding them suitable homes in the UK and Germany. With several hundred dogs to feed on a daily basis and so many dogs needing veterinary attention, fundraising is ongoing and essential.  It has been a strain during the pandemic, so any amount you can give is so appreciated. Thank you, I will keep you updated on my progress! #BarkingMadBigMarch

Twitter (tag us @BMDRdogs):

Throughout March, I am taking part in the 'Barking Mad Big March' challenge. I have pledged to walk/run/march/cycle ** miles for Barking Mad Dog Rescue @BMDRdogs. Any amount you can give is so appreciated. Thank you #BarkingMadBigMarch https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/BarkingMadBigMarch

Use the images below as your headers for your fundraising pages or on your social posts (right click, select 'Save Image As'):

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or fundraiser headers: