National Dog Survey

Take part in the National Dog Survey

The nation’s dogs need you! We’re calling on all dog lovers to be part of the UK’s biggest dog survey and help us make the world a better place for our four-legged friends. 

Have your say! 

If you’re aged 18 or over and live in the UK, you can support our four-legged friends by volunteering 15 minutes of your time to complete the survey. Your answers help us to understand issues dogs and their humans face, so we can do everything we can to help.

By taking this survey, I confirm that I’m happy to participate in this Dogs Trust research and I understand and agree to the information below. 

If you have a dog, we want to know all about them, the things you do together, and the rough and the smooth of dog ownership. If you don’t have a dog, we’d love to know the issues that matter most to you. Your answers will help us do all we can to ensure the nation’s pooches live life to the full. 

Thanks to dog lovers like you taking the survey, and telling us what matters to you, we’ve been able to see where our help is most needed:

  • In 2021, our first survey highlighted an increase in dog owners facing behaviour issues with their dog. So, we created a free, nationwide Behaviour Support Line to prevent more people having to relinquish their dog due to their behaviour. Since it launched, we’ve given advice and support to more than 8,000 people.
  • In 2023, nearly 20% of respondents said they may consider changing to cheaper pet food in the coming year and nearly 30% said they were thinking about cutting back down on training classes due to costs. Since then, we’ve shared 1 million dog meals through our foodbank partners and offered discounted training classes for over 500 dogs.

About the survey

Who is running the study?

Dogs Trust is the UK’s leading dog welfare and rehoming charity (Registered Charity Numbers: 227523 & SC037843).

Who can complete the survey?

The National Dog Survey is open to anyone aged 18 or over who lives in the UK and wants to participate in Dogs Trust’s …

What’s in the survey?

The National Dog Survey asks all about what matters most to dog lovers and owners. The data we gather will help us …

What will happen to the information I give you?

The information you provide in the survey will be anonymous and used for the purposes of research. Any personal data …

How can I withdraw from this research?

You may stop answering questions at any time. Anonymous answers cannot be withdrawn as they cannot be identified. If …