Media Centre

How can we help you?

Thanks for visiting - this is our special hub for journalists.

Here in the press office, we are passionate about dogs and dog welfare as well as communicating this to our journalist friends to make the world a better place for dogs and their owners.

If you want to find out more about Dogs Trust, our services, people or just dogs in general then you have come to the right place.  Our team of expert behaviourists, veterinary staff, researchers, policy advisers, fundraisers, campaigners and rehoming centre staff are available for interviews and advice.

More information on our services and teams are on our homepage.

How to reach us

National Enquiries

Our core working hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday on 020 3879 0536

We can help arrange filming opportunities, interviews or statements.

If you have an urgent media enquiry out of hours please contact 07768 616280

Email our Press Office  


Regional Team

Our regional press team are on hand to help you with your local query.

- London, South East & East of England – Get in touch or call 07768 616280

- Yorkshire and the Humber & the Midlands – Get in touch or call 07436 162293

- Wales & South West – Get in touch or call 07393 140 854

- Scotland, Northern Ireland, & North of England – Get in touch or call 07786 101947



Meet our spokespeople

  • Owen Sharp

    Chief Executive

    Owen Sharp has been Chief Executive of Dogs Trust since July 2019. He is Chairman of Dogs Trust Ireland and is responsible for the work of Dogs Trust Worldwide and Dogs Trust USA. He has two dogs of his own – Dixie the Labradoodle and Alexis the Saluki-cross.

    Find out more about Owen
  • Adam Clowes

    Operations Director

    Adam is responsible for the day-to-day running of our 20 rehoming centres in the UK, and all of our rehoming activity. Adam's background in operations at Royal Mail and Aldi, and his love of dogs means that he has the perfect combination of business know-how and passion for animal welfare.

    Find out more about Adam

  • Paula Boyden BVetMed MRCVS

    Veterinary Director

    Paula Boyden graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 1992. She spent 11 years in general practice before moving into a technical role in industry in 2003.

    Paula joined Dogs Trust in 2010, where she is now Veterinary Director.

    Find out more about Paula