Dogs Trust

COVID-19 info: Our rehoming centres are currently closed to the public but you can still adopt some of our dogs: take a look at their profiles to see which ones. We’ve set up a new rehoming process which includes social distancing measures to help keep staff and adopters safe.

If Woofs Were Words – Woof, Waggle and Waistline

If Woofs Were Words – the campaign that encourages owners to see the world through the eyes of their dogs and make the right choices for their welfare.

Did you know that 1 in 3 dogs are overweight and more than 2 in 3 adults are considered to be overweight too? It’s time for action! 

The Woof, Waggle and Waistline campaign wants to improve both owner and dog’s health. The campaign sets out to achieve this by encouraging healthy eating and an increase in the amount of exercise for both dog and owner. The campaign launches on Tuesday 11th April 2017 in partnership with Durham County Council, Walk4Life and NHS Wellbeing for Life (WBFL). At our launch events in Durham, Bassetlaw and Trafford, we will be looking after both our four legged and two legged friends. Not only will Dogs Trust be giving out help and advice about healthy lifestyles for dogs, the NHS Wellbeing for Life will be offering guidance and free blood pressure tests to all dog owners.

We will be hosting Community Events across the North of England where there will be information, support and advice to help you and your dog commit to a healthy lifestyle. We welcome owners and dogs of all ages. A veterinary nurse will carry out basic health checks on your dog, which includes checking eyes, ears, teeth and weight, to make sure your dog is happy, fit and healthy. Each owner will be provided with a responsible dog ownership pack, including handy tips and useful resources for you to continue to use at home.

Find your nearest fun and informative event by visiting our Facebook page. Be sure to also download our free healthy lifestyle pack here!