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Wag magazine goes online - Summer 2020

Wag, the magazine for Dogs Trust friends and supporters, has gone fully digital for the first time. 

Read about dog care in the time of Corona. Get to know some of our readers’ pets. And browse photos of our dogs during lockdownThere’s also a series of videos that focus on keeping your dog entertained at home - plus much more! 

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Latest issue: Spring 2020

What happens in this issue?

In this issue of Wag, take a peek into the sweetest old dogs' home in the world as we meet the Oakfield Oldies.

With spring upon us the weather should be a wee bit brighter, and for many of us this means longer walks. We've got some fabulous ideas for making your walkies even more fun for you and your dog.

Wag Spring 2020 PDF 5.59 MB


What happens in this issue?

In this issue of Wag you’ll read all about dogs who have brought joy into someone’s world, including Treacle and her young owner Jasmine and about people who have dedicated their time and energy to helping dogs in need, such as Jo from our Kenilworth rehoming centre.

We’ll show you how to create a pawsome Christmas stocking for the special hounds in your life, and how to have fun with your dog when the weather outside is frightful but your dog is truly delightful. We’ve also got news on the Freedom Project, our foster care programme to help dogs belonging to people who are escaping domestic abuse, as well as an introduction to our new chief executive.

Wag Autumn 2019 PDF 8.83 MB


Wag Summer 2019 PDF 3.89 MB

What happens in this issue?

This issue of Wag explores the milestones and the highs and lows of dog ownership. From the bereaved minister whose dog has helped him cope with his grief; to the police dog, a former stray, who helped his owners uncover a huge drug haul; to the excited first-time adopters who loved taking their new dog on their first day trip.

We also explore the ways in which we really mean it when we say 'a dog is for life' – from our Post Adoption Support team to our new project #MyDogIsForLife which celebrates all those amazing people who have chosen to adopt a dog from us.


WAG Spring 2019 PDF 5.25 MB

What happens in this issue?

The Spring edition of Wag and our first of 2019 is full to the brim of pawsome doggy news and events.

In this issue, you'll be able to find out about Generation Pup, our unique research project which will help dog welfare for years to come. Find out how you can be a part of something very special! There’s also a look at our Freedom Project, which provides temporary foster care for dogs whose owners are escaping domestic violence, and a glimpse of our new look Stepping Stones facility for long-stay dogs, at our Salisbury rehoming centre.


Wag Autumn 2018 PDF 2.94 MB

What happens in this issue?

We're tackling the cruel Puppy Smuggling trade and we need your help, we meet some happy hounds who have found their forever homes, we give our Wag readers an exclusive look at some of the treats from our Christmas catalogue and not only that, you'll be the first to see new Dogs Trust goodies from our friends at Radley that you won't want to miss!


Wag Summer 2018 PDF 5.79 MB

What happens in this issue?

We are 'Roverjoyed' at the wonderful Summer we have been having, and this issue is packed full of our latest news and views, plus some top tips if you are heading to the beach with your buddy!



Wag Spring 2018 PDF 3.32 MB

What happens in this issue?

The first issue of WAG in 2018 is packed to the brim with exciting news! As our editor says, "Spring is all about new beginnings" and we're celebrating some major milestones - all of which you can read about by downloading the magazine, right here. Don't forget that if you sign up (above) to get your copy of WAG you'll receive it straight to your door, hot off the press!

WAG Feature: Freedom from fear

In this issue we have focused on one of our projects that is extremely close to our hearts, the Freedom Project, a unique pet fostering service for people fleeing domestic abuse. Want to know more? Just watch this!

Want to know more about the Freedom Project? Well, as our video explains, the scheme works by temporarily placing the pet at risk with a volunteer foster carer who will care for them in their own home until they can be safely reunited with their owner. Total anonymity is assured, and dogs will not be fostered in the area where the owner is from. Our Freedom Project staff are always on hand to provide help and support, with placements constantly monitored.

Want to get involved?

We urgently need more foster carers in the central belt of Scotland, Yorkshire, the north east of England, Essex, Hertfordshire and London. We cover all of the dog food and expenses, including any veterinary care or medicine needed. Plus, you'll get a visit from a member of our team each month to see how you are getting on! All we ask is that any potential foster carers have experience of caring for dogs, is at home for most of the day, and if you have a dog of your own it must be neutered.

Do you want to become a foster carer for the Freedom Project? Email us now!



WAG Autumn Issue PDF 5.7 MB

What happens in this issue?

The latest issue of Wag! is packed full of the latest news from Dogs Trust and, if you've received your copy you're in the right place to access some juicy extras exclusive to Wag! readers...

Remember Soldier? This poor pooch was so neglected that he was unrecognisable as a 'living thing' when he came into the care of our team in Leeds. Watch Soldier's amazing transformation from poorly to pawsome...

Dear Santa, it's lovely but...

If Santa delivers you a gift you don't adore, don't forget we have charity shops across the country ready to turn one person's trash into another person's treasure... Find your nearest Dogs Trust charity shop!

Luck be a lady tonight...

Show-stopping Lady the Lurcher has been with our team in Darlington. Didn't anyone ever tell you to not keep a lady waiting?

Helping dogs overseas...

We officially launched our sister charity, Dogs Trust Worldwide earlier this year. But, we've been helping dogs overseas for decades...

Create your own Snuffle Mat...

The clever sausages at Dogs Trust Dog School have suggested snuffle mats help to keep dogs content and occupied when their owners head out! Check out our Pinterest page, to see how to make one!

Remember Jana?

A former resident of Dogs Trust Manchester training to be a police dog is doing well with her training, we've got the latest update...

‘Jana is progressing well in all disciplines and is still showing great potential for being successful.  Due to the extensive training that the dogs have to complete we gradually increase the level of training to ensure that it is commensurate with a dogs' age and maturity level.  I would anticipate that in the next 4-6 months Jana will achieve the necessary standard to pass her assessments.’



Wag Summer 2017 PDF 4.12 MB

In this issue, we highlight the latest report in our Puppy Smuggling investigation.

Meet Charly - one of thousands of puppies illegally smuggled into Great Britain every year. Devious sellers are advertising underage, unvaccinated puppies, starving and dehydrated from the horrendous journey they have faced to get here. Charly is one of the lucky ones, but hundreds more don’t survive the cruel Puppy Smuggling trade. Watch and share to help Dogs Trust save more puppies like Charly, and email your local MP.


Wag Spring Issue 2017 PDF 6.16 MB

What happens in this issue?

In this issue, we're celebrating two of Dogs Trust's longest serving residents, Finn from Dogs Trust Basildon and Biscuit from Dogs Trust West Calder who are still looking for their forever homes. Check out their videos below, or take a look to the right hand side where you will see lots more stories and videos about these cute canines who are looking to meet their special someone.

First up is 12 year old Crossbreed Biscuit who is looking for calm owners who have had dogs before.

Next up is Finn from Dogs Trust Basildon, a lovely Lurcher looking for a lot of love! Finn can live with children aged 14 and over, and will need his new family to come and visit him before heading home.

To find out more about Biscuit or Finn, please contact Dogs Trust on 0300 303 0292.


Wag Autumn PDF 4.17 MB

Page 2: Meet Jake, Assistant manager at Dogs Trust Merseyside
Page 3: Seren from Dogs Trust Bridgend has been looking for her forever home for nearly four years. Here, the team tell us why they love Seren, and why she could be the 'pawfect' match for you!
Pages 4 - 5: WAG loves!
Page 5: To celebrate our 125 anniversary we released a brand new book, "Dogs and their faithful celebrities." Here, we take you behind the scenes of the launch party!
Page 6: We won a gold medal for the first ever dog-friendly garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. See the garden, here!
Page 7: Meet Gordon, a French Bulldog at Dogs Trust West Calder who needs a very special home!
Page 11: Dogs Trust Canterbury play host to the best family reunion ever!
Page 13: Remember remember your dog this November...
Page 15: Over the last ten years, Petplan has given over £5 million to Dogs Trust. Find out more...
Page 16: Learn all about the brand new Dogs Trust Dog School from its Headteacher Maria Wickes, who is joined by a very special friend...

Flabradors: We need you!

If you read all about "Flabradors" (page 10) and would like to be involved in the next stage of Dr Raffan's research, we are looking for Labrador owners to take part in a series of fun games designed to help put a figure on how hungry a dog actually is. If you have a chunky or svelte Labrador and can take part, please let us know. No training or special preparation is needed!


Page 2: See more photos from the day we found the canine cover star of Wag's Summer issue!
Page 3: Why Woody anyone do such a thing?
Page 4: Wag loves!
Page 6: Meet Ronaldog, Dogs Trust's four-legged football star!
   Page 7: Dogs Trust cares for 100s of smuggled puppies. Click here to find out more.
Page 8: Are you all going on a Summer holiday?
Page 12: Meet Kelly, Dogs Trust's Education and Community Officer for North London

Page 14: We shall bark at them on the beaches!

We took rescue dogs from Dogs Trust Ilfracombe to the beach, and this is what happened! All dogs have found their forever homes but the centre has dogs of all shapes and sizes waiting to meet their special someone!

Page 16: Beach shack snacks!
Page 19: Find out how you can help Dogs Trust with a legacy gift

Page 20: Learn all about our Home from Home programme, and find your local centre contact!

Or download all the contacts here:

Home from Home Scheme Contacts DOCX 18 KB

Page 23: Caroline (and Fynn's) choice!

Read the latest issue here:

Wag Summer 2016 PDF 3.01 MB

Spring 2016

Page 2: Canine Carer Lizzie Smith gives us a glimpse of her day at Dogs Trust Harefield!
Page 3: "Why did my owners want 'snout' to do with me?"
  Page 4: Dennis the cross eyed Collie celebrates one year in his new home!
   Page 4: Stanley at Dogs Trust Salisbury is looking for his forever home!
Page 4: Dogs Trust launches brand new TV advert, #specialsomeone
Page 5: Love is all a-hound us! Are you getting married this Summer? Find out how you can support Dogs Trust too!
Page 5: Be the dapperest dog love on the block with these goodies from Turnbull and Asser!


Page 6: Read the latest on the Dogs Trust investigation into Puppy Smuggling, here.
Page 7: Former Wag cover star Mason, makes a splash in his new home!
   Page 8: Archie, je t'aime!

Page 9: Great British Bark Off Easter Special!


Page 12: Target practice! 


Page 16: Dogs Trust marks 20 years of The Hope Project!


Page 18: Former resident Benji is loving life in his new home!


Page 20: Baby we were born to run!


Page 21: Stamps!


Page 21: Wooftastic breaks with Hoseasons!

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Our 125th anniversary raffle is now open, celebrating nearly 1,000 doggy years of helping our four-legged friends. Buddy, rehomed from Dogs Trust Basildon, is our furry host! Take a sneaky peak behind the scenes of Buddy’s raffle photo shoot in the video below. Click here to find out how to play our raffle.

Survey: Tell us what you think!

Simply download our survey, and either pop it in the post or email us!

Wag Survey 2016 DOCX 15 KB

OOPS: Did you notice our deliberate error? ;) Fenella Smith Items on Page 5 are only available via

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2016 Spring PDF 4.56 MB