A dog on the sofa whilst a Shark vacuum cleaner is being used

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we have received over £90,000 so far through our partnership with Shark!

Dogs bring so much joy to our lives, and so much hair! All pet owners out there know that no matter how much we love our cuddly friends, all that fluff on our fur-niture can be endless!

That’s why we’re partnered with Shark, the creators of TruePet vacuum cleaners. Not only do Shark develop cutting edge cleaning products, they also create purposefully designed options for homes with pets.


Shark have committed to donating a further £50,000 to Dogs Trust and £50,000 to Cats Protection during the second year of our partnership. The donations we receive from Shark will help us to care for the 15,000 dogs across our 20 rehoming centres. We’re incredibly grateful to Shark, now more than ever, for their fantastic, continued support.

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A dog sat next to a Shark vacuum cleaner  

A dog on the sofa whilst a Shark vacuum is used

Introducing a vacuum cleaner to your dog

It's important that our pups learn that the sight, sound and smell of the vacuum cleaner being used isn't scary, because it's something they're probably going to be experiencing a lot of!

It's worth taking a little time to help your dog out by introducing the vacuum cleaner gently, as dogs aren't necessarily able to understand this is a very cool way of keeping our homes clean and might find it exciting or scary due to the noise, vibration and movement!

We've put together some step-by-step tips for introducing the vacuum cleaner to your dog. Read our guide:

Introducing your dog to the vacuum PDF 673 KB

*Cats Protection Registered Charity No’s: 203644 & SC037711