Dogs Trust

COVID-19: Please note that all our rehoming centres are closed until further notice

In line with Government guidelines, our Contact Centre staff are now working from home. We are currently experiencing a very high number of enquiries, so there may be a slight delay in answering your calls and emails. Please bear with us, we will help you as soon as we can.

Subsidised neutering

For many years, Dogs Trust has been working with vets to provide subsidised neutering for dog owners living on means-tested benefits. We work with over 1,200 practices across the UK to deliver our subsidised neutering programme. Through these partnerships, we have been able to reduce the cost to the owner to as little as £50 – the rest of the cost of the routine procedure is covered by Dogs Trust. 

Dogs Trust subsidised neutering is available to those who meet all three of the following criteria: 

Is in receipt of means tested benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • ESA
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Reduction/ Council Tax Support
  • Universal Credit Pension Credit or a tenant of the NI Housing Executive 

Owns one of the following listed breeds:

  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Mastiff
  • Rottweiler
  • American Bull Dog
  • Greyhound
  • Lurcher
  • Akita
  • Husky
  • Malamute
  • German Shepherd
  • Samoyed
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Collie
  • Crossbreeds where one of the breeds is identifiable as one of those listed above

Lives in one of our campaign regions:

  • North of England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • London
  • Northern Ireland

If you are unsure if you qualify, or want to find your nearest participating vet, please call our neutering hotline: 0333 202 1148


If you qualify under the scheme, and have booked an appointment with a participating vet, simply take along proof of benefit and photo ID (or two forms of other ID) when you attend your veterinary appointment. The vet will charge you £50 and the rest of the cost will be settled by the vet with Dogs Trust.