Dogs Trust

Canine Care Card

Canine Care Card

The Canine Care Card is a FREE service that gives you peace of mind, knowing that Dogs Trust will care for your dog/s if you pass away before they do.

What happens if your dog comes to Dogs Trust

If you pass away and have a Canine Care Card, we will arrange to bring your dog/s to our nearest rehoming centre. Upon arrival they will be examined by our expert vet and cared for by our dedicated, trained staff.

We will find your dog/s new owners whose lifestyle and experience match their needs. But if for any reason your dog/s cannot be rehomed, rest assured Dogs Trust never puts down a healthy dog, so we will look after them for the rest of their lives.

We treat every one of our canine residents like a beloved family pet and ensure they get all the loving care they need in our state-of-the-art facilities.

How to apply for a Canine Care Card

Complete an application form and return it to us. Upon receipt, we will issue you with a handy wallet-sized card. It acts in a similar way to an organ donor card and notifies people of your wishes for your dog/s, should anything happen to you.

We also strongly recommend that you mention the care of your dog/s in your Will. That way, there can be no confusion about your wishes. We suggest that you include the following phrase in your Will:

"It is also my wish that Dogs Trust cares for or rehomes any dogs that I may own at the time of my death".

Find out more

To request an application form or find out more about the Canine Care Card, please call our Supporter Relations team on 020 7837 0006 or email us.

Alternatively, download the application form and post it back to us:

Canine Care Card Registration Form PDF 1.92 MB

You’ve made sure your dog/s will be loved forever, will you help thousands more?

Many people who join the Canine Care Card scheme also decide to leave us a gift to Dogs Trust in their Will, as a way of saying thank you for securing the future of their canine companion. Gifts in Wills are crucial to Dogs Trust as they account for over a third of our income and help save the lives of countless dogs. Find out more...