Dogs Trust

HQ Location: 
Greater London

Location of benefit: 
UK only (nationwide)

Dogs Trust is the UK and Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity and we care for around 16,000 stray and abandoned dogs every year at our 18 rehoming centres. Most find homes quickly but those who need extra care are always safe with us because we never destroy a healthy dog.
Our neutering and microchipping work helps change attitudes and encourage responsible dog ownership. It helps prevent unplanned litters saving dogs that may otherwise be put to sleep.
We have Education Officers across the UK and Ireland. They deliver free workshops to help children learn about responsible dog ownership and staying safe around dogs.
 
We run 2 specialised Outreach Projects; the Freedom Project provides a free fostering service for pets belonging to families fleeing from domestic violence. Our role is simple – to provide a temporary foster home for the dog until the escaping family can leave a refuge and get back on their feet again. Dogs Trust’s Hope Project provides free preventative and emergency veterinary care for dogs belonging to people in housing crisis or sleeping rough. Just because a dog belongs to a homeless person does not mean it doesn’t deserve the same level of care as a family pet.
 
We also draw on our extensive experience to help dogs around the world and have developed successful ongoing welfare programmes in Romania and Ireland and in 2009 launched a new project in Malta; we’ve launched a 5 year plan dedicated to dog neutering, youth education, veterinary care and rehoming, supported by staff and volunteers of SPCA Malta.
 
Registered Charity Numbers: 227523 & SC037843