Charitable Trusts and Foundations

How your support can make a difference

Our donors help us look after stray and abandoned dogs and support vulnerable dog owners across the UK. Donations from charitable trusts and foundations go a long way in helping us to achieve our mission.

Whether you are a Trustee or an advisor to a client, our team will work with you to identify inspiring projects and activities that meet your charitable aims.

Our projects include:

  • Hope Project

    Since launching in 1995, our Hope Project has provided access to preventative and emergency veterinary care for dogs belonging to homeless owners. Each year, across the UK, the project supports around 500 homeless dog owners and their dogs. We also work with homelessness organisations and local councils to increase the volume of dog-friendly, temporary accommodation.

    Find out more about our Hope Project
  • Freedom Project

    Throughout the UK, thousands of people suffer abuse at the hands of their partner. Our Freedom Project helps families fleeing domestic abuse by providing an emergency dog fostering service until they can secure a new residence in a safe location. As most refuges do not accept dogs, our service allows people to get to safety and be safely rehoused, and then be reunited with their treasured companion.

    Find out more about our Freedom Project
  • Education

    We deliver over 8,000 free schools workshops every year, reaching about 350,000 learners. Key topics include Staying Safe Around Dogs and Responsible Dog Ownership, both underpinned by the aim that by influencing young people to respect and understand dogs, we will create a safe and positive environment for humans and our four-legged companions.

    Read about our Education Team
  • Dog School

    Our experienced trainers aim to provide high quality and welfare-friendly advice on dog training via our fun and educational classes. We want to help dog owners to form a life-long bond with their dogs, have a good understanding of their behaviour and avoid common pitfalls, which can lead to problem behaviours.

    Find out more about Dog School
  • International work

    Dogs Trust Worldwide is an affiliate charity to Dogs Trust with an organisational aim to improve the welfare of dogs and protect them from maltreatment, cruelty and suffering around the world. We currently work with 48 global partners across five continents to deliver projects which benefit the welfare of dogs including: neutering, education, rabies vaccination, local rehoming, ending exploitation, and innovation.

    Learn more about Dogs Trust Worldwide
  • Our centres

    We are the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, caring for over 14,000 stray and abandoned dogs each year. We believe that abandoned dogs deserve the very best care and our rehoming centres are designed to give them everything they need to get them back on their paws, including spacious kennels, plentiful exercise areas, training barns, veterinary suites, special puppy areas and expert staff.

    Support our rehoming centres
  • Help us build a rehoming centre in Cardiff

    Our Cardiff Rehoming Centre represents a huge step forward for animal welfare within Wales. Dogs Trust Cardiff will care for around 1,000 stray and abandoned dogs each year, significantly helping the stray dog problem in the city and the surrounding area.

    Watch the latest update of our new centre build

“Our experience working with the Dogs Trust has been really positive, and it's been great to support a project which makes a difference to both pets and people.”

- Support Adoption for Pets, Freedom Project

Our guarantee

We offer trusts and foundations:

  • Choice of projects
  • Tailored communications, including proposals and reports
  • A dedicated member of our team to contact
  • Regular updates
  • Centre visits
  • Invitations to events

Get in touch

We would love to welcome you to the world of Dogs Trust. To find out more about our projects, please contact Andy Howell, Head of Trust and Foundations.