If you are thinking about getting a new doggy addition for your family you have come to the right place!

Key information

Dogs Trust Canterbury
Radfall Road
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Opening hours
We’re open for general browsing on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 12–4pm. Wednesday and Friday mornings are by pre-arranged appointment only.
Wheelchair access
This centre provides easy wheelchair access throughout
Hearing loop
Please ask at reception

Phone lines open everyday from 8.30am to 5pm

About the Canterbury centre

Welcome to Dogs Trust Canterbury! We're a happy, friendly team and would love you to come and visit us at the centre to see our fantastic facilities and all the waggy tails of our doggy guests.

Canterbury Rehoming Centre exterior with Canine Carer and black labrador cross

We have 38 kennels and can care for up to 70 dogs and puppies on site.

Visiting us

By public transport:

The closest station is Chestfield and Swalecliffe, which is a five-minute drive away or 15 minutes on the bus. To get to the centre by bus, take the number 5 from Maysdown Road to Broomfield Gate, then it's about a five-minute walk to the centre. Please note there is no pavement between the bus stop and the centre due to its location along a country lane - walking is not advised for safety. 

By road:

At junction 7 of the M2 eastbound take the A299 towards Whitstable. Then take the Whitstable turn off onto the A2990. Follow the A2990 going straight over four roundabouts, then at Chestfield roundabout turn right onto Chestfield Road. Dogs Trust Canterbury is approximately three miles down that road on the right-hand side. Limited parking available on site.

Local supporter relations

If you are interested in donating In Memory, have questions about our Canine Care Card service, leaving a Legacy or if you would like to book a guest speaker for your Community Group, then please get in touch with your local Supporter Relations Officer on 01227 791404 or email the Canterbury team. 

Supporting us

Donate your pre-loved items. We’re accepting pre-loved donations of treats, toys, towels and bedding (except feather duvets) via our contact-free drop off points. Signage outside will make it clear where you can drop off your donations. Please don’t leave clothing, valuables, electrical equipment, or furniture at our centre drop-off points.

We rely on your kind support to continue our vital work, please donate today.

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Volunteering opportunites

Looking for the perfect volunteer opportunity? We've got you covered - from hands on dog walkers to shop assistants and so much more!