Dogs Trust Choose a sponsor dog

Thanks for stopping by!

I'm in the market for a best friend – and I hope it's you. I live at Dogs Trust with my dog pals and we need kind people like you to sponsor us and become friends too.

Friends like you help us to have warm beds, treats and all the cuddles, proper care and medicine we need. You can even sponsor us for someone else – it's a great gift for one of your human pals. In return, we'll keep in touch with cards, letters and fun things all year round.

The tough part is choosing just one of us!

About Dogs Trust

We're the largest dog welfare charity in the UK and it's our mission to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life.


  • What is my sponsorship money used for?

    Your sponsorship contributions are used to help your sponsor dog and all the dogs in our care.

    The money is used to cover the costs of running the Rehoming Centre, costs such as heating the kennels and washing the dogs' bedding.

    The money also goes towards food for the dogs, training and medical care - all with the ultimate goal of finding each dog a loving home.

  • Why can't all the dogs be visited?

    Some of the dogs in our care become very stressed by unfamiliar people and situations.

    To give these dogs the happy life they deserve, we have to ensure they have a comfortable and familiar routine.

    With some of the dogs listed as visitable, the visits do not involve interaction with the dog but sponsors are able to view the dog in its kennel.

  • Will I be my dog's only sponsor?

    Dogs Trust Sponsor a Dog is a co-sponsorship scheme with a number of people sponsoring each dog.

    Your money will go towards helping all the dogs in our care, including the dog you have chosen to sponsor.

  • How often will I hear from my sponsor dog?

    Your sponsor dog will send you updates three times a year; at Christmas, Valentines day, and again in the summertime.

  • Will my dog send me a birthday card?

    No, sponsor dogs don't send birthday cards but you will receive a Valentines card and a card at Christmas.

  • Can I sponsor a dog as a gift for someone else?

    Yes. If signing up online, please register using your details first and then tick the 'Gift' box on the 'Selected Dogs' screen.

    The gift recipient will then receive all of the sponsorship details in their name.

  • I want to sponsor a dog but I don't have a bank account. How can I pay?

    While Direct Debit is the cheapest and easiest way of making your contributions, you can also pay by cheque, postal order, CAF or online by credit card.

    If you choose to pay by any of these methods we would be grateful if you paid the sponsorship annually to keep our administration costs down. If you cannot send a cheque, please send your contributions by postal order (available at the Post Office) rather than cash as cash can be lost or stolen in the post.

    Please be sure to write your name, address and supporter number (if known) on the back of every payment that you send to us so we know that it is from you.