Canterbury Centre

All the staff at Dogs Trust Canterbury would like to welcome you to our rehoming centre. In the 10 years this centre has been open, we have made lots of kind and generous friends and supporters who we need to say a massive thank you to. To anyone who we have yet to meet, we would like to invite you to visit us and see for yourselves the work that we do.

Canterbury's History

Dogs Trust has been in Kent since 1999 when we took over the site in the small village of Chestfield outside Canterbury. We refurbished the site in 2000 and opened to the public with 24 kennels allowing the centre to care for up to 40 dogs at any one time. In 2009, we expanded the centre and now have 38 kennels and can care for up to 70 dogs and puppies on site. 

Dog of the week: Duke

Duke is a four year old crossbreed who loves to play with his toys, particularly soft toys. He enjoys his walks and has lots of energy. He can be a little worried by meeting new people and close contact but soon comes round. Duke needs already knows most of his basic training but would benefit from more. 

He is not great with other dogs so will need work once in the home being walked around them.
Duke is looking for an understanding home where he will be given time and space to settle and find his feet. He's a young energetic boy so will need an active home with plenty of exercise and play time. He could live with older children 14 plus who will understand when to give him space if he's feeling a bit worried. Duke will need to be the only dog in the home as he much prefers people company to other dogs.


Please contact the rehoming centre for more information about Duke on 01227 792505 or visit him at: Radfall Road, Chestfield, Nr Whitstable, Kent, CT5 3ER. Opening times are 12pm-4pm everyday except Wednesdays and we are now open late on Thursdays until 7.30pm.


Sponsor a Dog - Amelia

Meet our sponsor dog, Amelia. She is our permanent resident at Canterbury and she has lots of friends here. She is a Terrier Cross who loves cuddly toys and her bouncy ball.  She enjoys being the centre of attention and going for long walks.

If you'd like to sponsor Amelia or see who lives at our other centres, visit Sponsor a Dog.

The Team

Canterbury has a team of staff and volunteers who are passionate about our furry friends and are dedicated to Dogs Trust's mission. Roles within the centre range from management and fundraising to canine care, maintenance and reception. Every role is vital to our cause and together we improve the lives and welfare of 500 dogs on average every year. Why not meet the team?



Do you ever wonder who would care for your dog should something happen to you?

Our Supporter Relations Officer, Lara Murphy, can let you know about our free Canine Care Card Scheme, to make sure your four-legged friend’s future is safe.  

She can also help with information about leaving a gift in your will or donating in memory of a loved one.

Lara is here to spread the word about the work we do at Dogs Trust.  She is very happy to come out and talk to groups or can arrange a tour and talk at the newly refurbished rehoming centre.

She also runs some local fundraising events for Dogs Trust Canterbury.

Contact Lara on 01227 792898 or email

For further information about the Supporter Relations Team at Dogs Trust click here.

Education Officer - Jo Questier



"Hi, I'm the Education Officer for Dogs Trust in the South East. Did you know that Dogs Trust delivers educational workshops on Responsible Dog Ownership and Safety around dogs? Find out more on our dedicated Education Officer page."






About Our Charity Shop

We have a charity shop in Herne Bay which helps to raise vital funds for our centre. The shop was kindly donated to Dogs Trust in 2001 and we have a dedicated team of volunteers who have been with us since its opening. We are also able to promote the local Canterbury centre at our charity shop


If you are interested in the rehoming process and are keen to adopt your own furry friend from us please pop into the centre or call us on 01227 792505.

If adopting a furry friend from us isn't an option, there are plenty of other things you can do to help.

Address and Info:

Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre
Radfall Road
Near Whitstable

Open: 12.00pm – 4.00pm, Monday to Sunday, late opening until 7:30pm on Thursday

Closed: Wednesday

Tel: 01227 792 505

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