Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, caring for 15,000 stray and abandoned dogs every year through our network of 20 rehoming centres in the UK, and one in Ireland. On any given day we have around 1,700 dogs in our care, and every dog will stay with us until we can find their forever homes. We support dogs and their owners with expert training, advice and guidance to inspire responsible dog ownership, and we are a leading voice in dog welfare. We will never put a healthy dog to sleep and are working towards the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.
Our Outreach Projects at Dogs Trust aim to keep people and pets together, recognising the importance of the human-animal bond. Our Hope Project is a scheme which supports homeless dog owners by funding their vet treatment through our veterinary scheme so that owners are not faced with the worry of a vet bill they cannot afford should their dog become unwell. We also work with hostels and housing providers to encourage them to accept dogs, as currently less than 10% of hostels accept dogs, which means that many homeless people are denied access to the support and shelter they need, simply because they have a dog.
Our Freedom Project is a dog fostering service for people fleeing domestic abuse. Research shows strong links between domestic abuse and animal abuse, and pets are often used by the perpetrator as a tool to coerce and control their partner. Many refuges are unable to accept pets, so in many cases families fleeing domestic abuse are unable to leave their home until they know there is somewhere safe for their pets. Dogs Trust offers a solution by placing the dog with volunteer foster carers until the owner has been safely rehoused and it is safe for them to be reunited.
If you’d like to learn about the pawsome work we do at Dogs Trust, follow the link below or call our supporter services team on 020 7837 0006!
Registered Charity Numbers: 227523 & SC037843