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How we're changing the tale for dogs this winter

If you’re anything like us, you’ll have been planning the perfect Christmas for you and your loved ones since January 1st.
And Christmas simply wouldn’t be perfect without Santa’s little helpers (our dogs). 

Come find out how our amazing staff are keeping our furry pals warm, healthy and loved this winter, and learn how you can help today.

Changing the tale for dogs at Christmas

Jinge and Steve

Go the extra mile for dogs

Every day, stray and abandoned dogs are at risk of being put down. This winter, will you help our dog ambulances drive them to safety?
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Sponsor dog Boris at Christmas

Sponsor a dog this Christmas

With more than 1,700 stray and abandoned dogs in our care at any one time, we really need your help. Will you gift a sponsorship today?
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How we go the extra miles for dogs

  • Roland

    Tailored training

    Handsome Rowland was just a pup when he came into our care as a stray. When he arrived, our expert vets quickly realised that his leg was so severely injured that sadly, it would have to be amputated.  After such a difficult start in life, Rowland was understandably weary of people and other dogs. But after receiving the love, care and training he needed from our amazing staff, he’s been adopted by a lovely local family, and lives happily with three doggy pals.

  • Layla

    Whatever it takes

    Loughborough’s Layla loves digging more than anything else, but sometimes damages her claws as a result. With a bit of patience, our canine carers have taught her to stand in a soothing water bath if her paws start hurting, so they know she needs help. And they’ve even taught her how to file her own nails with a scratch board, as she isn’t too keen on going to the vets. Now she can give herself the best mani-pedi at the rehoming centre and is much less likely to injure herself. .

  • Boris

    As long as they need us

    Boris, the six-year-old Springer Spaniel, has been part of the Dogs Trust family since he was just a puppy. After having a particularly tough time before he came to us, he’s not so keen on living in a house, but absolutely loves living with us. He’s one of the most popular residents of our Cardiff centre and has more doggy friends than his furry little heart could desire. And because we never put a healthy dog down, he’ll always have a warm bed, all the snacks he needs and a mountain of toys for as long as he needs us.

  • Hope at Christmas

    Spreading Hope at Christmas

    The festive season can be a difficult and lonely time for people without a permanent home. That’s why every Christmas we send parcels of dog presents to owners and their faithful friends to provide some festive cheer as part of our Hope Project. Last Christmas we sent out parcels containing collars, leads, coats, toys and treats to more than 230 homelessness organisations for 1,500 dogs and their owners.

Christmas Advice For Dog Owners

Take the fuss out of your festivities

We know how expensive and time-consuming the holidays can be, so we’ve put together a completely free collection of makes, bakes and winter advice to keep your furry pal safe. So, what are you waiting for? Check out our advice (did we mention it’s free?)
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Christmas guide for dog lovers

Give your dog the best Christmas ever

Turn your inbox into Santa’s workshop by signing up to our free Christmas newsletter. It’ll be jam-packed with our top festive tips, as well as our Christmas gift guide for dogs and the humans who love them. Sign up today and start getting ready for the best Christmas ever.
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