Throughout all our activities, we aim to improve the lives of all dogs in the UK and Ireland. This includes promoting responsible dog ownership. Through our campaigns and education work, we can reach not only this generation of dog owners but the next as well.
We ensure that the dogs we rehome go to a suitable, loving home and that their new owners have access to all the information they need to help their new friend settle in well.
We offer lots of free downloadable factsheets which contain advice on many kinds of dog-related query. Now there’s no excuse for not knowing how best to look after your canine pal!
Vital Tips for Being a Good Owner
- Neutering: Prevent unplanned litters and help give your dog health benefits and a calmer, happier life. All dogs rehomed by us are neutered.
- Microchipping:If you dog is lost, he can easily be traced and returned to you. All dogs rehomed by us are microchipped
- Vaccinations: All dogs need protection from illness at a young age. Ask Dogs Trust or your vet for more information.
- Vet Care / Insurance: A dog is for life and so is their health! Throughout your dog’s lifetime (up to 15 years or more), your dog needs the right diet and exercise, regular vet check ups and preventative care such as worming and flea treatments. With insurance, you can help reduce the costs of these. All dogs rehomed by us come with four weeks’ free insurance.
- Training: A well behaved pet is a happy pet. Dog training classes are a great way to bond with your dog and be sure you understand each other!
- Exercise: Most dogs need at least one walk every day, as well as time spent playing to establish a strong bond. For the really energetic ones out there you could also take part in a local agility class.
Dogs Trust can offer help and advice on these and many more aspects of dog ownership. Browse our factsheets, or contact the Training and Behavioural Advisor at your local Rehoming Centre if you have a specific behaviour query.