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Key information

Dogs Trust Ilfracombe
North Devon
EX34 8NU
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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 Ilfracombe centre

Welcome to Dogs Trust Ilfracombe! 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.

Terrier mix dog smiling at camera at Ilfracombe Rehoming Centre

We are a 40 kennel centre, set in a beautiful wooded valley near to the long, sandy beaches of North Devon. Our dedicated team of staff and fantastic volunteers are on hand to provide all of our dogs with the best possible care while they wait to find their forever homes.

Visiting us

By public transport:

Neither Ilfracombe or Woolacombe has a rail station, the closest train station to the centre is Barnstaple, which can be reached by travelling to Exeter. From Barnstaple the centre is a 20-minute drive or can be reached by taking the number 21 bus, which takes 45 minutes and passes by the entrance to the rehoming centre every 20 minutes. The bus can also be taken via Ilfracombe if coming from that direction. 

By road:

Located on the A361, midway between Braunton and Mullacott cross. If travelling from Braunton, we are approximately 0.5 miles after Hidden Valley Camping Park on the left-hand side. If travelling from Ilfracombe/Woolacombe, we are approximately 0.5 miles after The Woodpecker Cafe on the right-hand side. 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 01271 817716 or email the Ilfracombe team.

Supporting us

Donate your pre-loved items. We’re accepting pre-loved donations of treats, toys, towels and blankets (but no pillows, duvets or bedsheets) 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!