Your lasting legacy can save lives

Clarissa Baldwin, OBE, Chief Executive of Dogs TrustDogs Trust receives no government funding and we are entirely reliant upon the generosity of our kind supporters. Over a third of our income is in the form of gifts included in people's Wills.

This generosity helps us to give food, bedding, veterinary care and TLC to the dogs living at our rehoming centres. It is also vital in helping us to maintain and improve our rehoming centres. We’ve built some fantastic new Centres in the last few years and it was only possible thanks to the generosity of people leaving us a gift in their Will.

Your act of kindness is literally a gift of life to hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of vulnerable dogs that tragically might otherwise be destroyed. It will cost you nothing in your lifetime but from £100 to £100,000, every donation to Dogs Trust is greatly appreciated and can help save a dog’s life.

Whether it’s helping to build a new rehoming centre or providing routine vaccinations to keep dogs healthy, every legacy we receive is extremely important to us.


Who’ll look after your dog when you’re gone? The free Canine Care Card scheme from Dogs Trust

Our Canine Care Card scheme ensures a safe and happy future for your faithful friend should you pass away first. We promise that if anything happens to you, we will take your dog into our care at one of our 18 rehoming centres nationwide where we will provide them with the TLC they deserve. We will endeavour to find your dog (or dogs) a suitable new owner who will continue to give them all of the love and attention that you currently do. Dogs Trust never destroys a healthy dog and so in the unlikely event that we cannot find your dog a home, you can rest assured that we will look after them for the rest of their life.


Find out more

Please click on the links below for further information about both our Canine Care Card and leaving a gift in your Will. Alternatively, if you would prefer to talk to someone in confidence, please call our Supporter Relations Team on 020 7837 0006, e-mail us at or write to us at Dogs Trust, 17 Wakley Street, London EC1V 7RQ.

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