2003 The league changes its name to Dogs Trust.
2004 The Freedom Project is launched. It’s a free dog fostering service to help people and their dogs escape domestic abuse.
2006: We open our first rehoming centre in London – Dogs Trust West London in Harefield.
2009 Dogs Trust starts lobbying the UK government to introduce compulsory microchipping of dogs. Dogs Trust Dublin opens.
2012 Microchipping dogs becomes compulsory in Northern Ireland.
2015 Dog School training classes are launched in nine locations across the UK.
2016 Microchipping dogs becomes compulsory in England, Wales, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland. Dogs Trust Worldwide, which carries out and supports projects overseas, is registered as a separate charity.
2017 Dogs Trust USA is established as a not-for-profit organisation, to work with partners across the USA on improving dog welfare.
2020 As the Covid-19 pandemic reaches the UK, we move much of our work online. This includes the rehoming process and our Dog School training classes. As puppy sales rise and rehoming enquiries increase, we temporarily change our slogan to ‘A dog is for life, not just for lockdown’.
2021 Dogs Trust Cardiff opens. Featuring a variety of dog-focused facilities, it’s our 22nd centre.