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Sponsor a Dog

  • 1,300 Strays

    Help provide a dog with the home they deserve

  • Week

    Sponsoring a dog for yourself or someone else for £1 a week helps with essentials for your sponsor dog

  • 3x year

    Receive updates through the year, so you know exactly how much your money helps


With more than 1,300 stray and abandoned dogs in our care at any one time, we really need your help. We receive no government funding and are totally dependent on the generosity of people like you.


If you’re looking for the perfect gift, our friends at Dogsy have a whole range of items you can personalise with pictures of your favourite pooch! They’ve also created a range featuring each of our Sponsor Dogs! Dogsy will donate 15% of the net sale price from all items sold from their exclusive ‘Dogsy for Dogs Trust’ online shop, check out the link below:

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How your money helps

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 treats for the dogs, training and medical care - all with the ultimate goal of finding each dog a loving home.

Who are our sponsor dogs?

Most dogs in our care find loving new homes within about six weeks but some need a little extra help along the way. Whether this be specialised training and behavioural support, medical care or just a bit more TLC. Dogs Trust will be there for as long as it takes because we never put a healthy dog down.  We also receive no government funding so are totally dependent on the generosity of people like you to carry out our work.

Success Stories

  • 03 December 2020

    Eric

    We rehomed Eric when he first came to us as a puppy, but unfortunately due to his behavioural issues he was returned to us in 2009 when he was 18 months old. For 11 years he lived at Dogs Trust, and despite making many human pals, we struggled to find the right home for him due to his aggression towards other dogs. Thankfully, Eric really enjoyed life at the Centre, and with specialist training and the support of his carers, he was able begin a rehoming trial with a family who lived near our Ballymena Rehoming Centre. After multiple visits to make sure he was comfortable in their care, we were happy to confirm Eric’s rehome in August 2020. His new home is in a beautiful, peaceful location, and in true Eric style, he’s already claimed a comfy sofa as his own which he shares with his owner!

  • 03 December 2020

    Benny

    Found as a stray in Ireland, Benny had already been rehomed at a different organisation before being brought to Dogs Trust in early 2016. Benny has a strong dislike for other dogs, which meant that he needed to be muzzled while out on walks. Also, being a very bouncy and energetic dog, Benny also needed an owner that could handle his strength. Happily, his carers were able to work with him on his behavioural issues, and eventually a lovely couple who sponsored Benny looked to rehome him. After several months of preparing their home and visiting the Centre, we were able to officially announce his rehome in July 2020. Not only is he the only dog in his new home, with all of his owner’s attention focussed on him, Benny also has access to lots beautiful countryside walks and green fields that he can explore to his heart’s content!

  • Honey the Golden Retriever, former Sponsor Dog from Dogs Trust Bridgend
    01 March 2019

    Honey

    Honey is beautiful Golden Retriever who was handed over to Dogs Trust Bridgend in September 2015 when she was just two years old. Unfortunately, Honey’s previous owner had used a lot of negative reinforcement techniques in her training which resulted in Honey having unpredictable behaviour and resource guarding issues. Thankfully, she enjoyed life at the Centre with her carers who understood her quirks and needs. In February 2019 a family who sponsored Honey looked to rehome her and made numerous visits to the Centre in order to build a strong relationship and ensure Honey was comfortable in their care. Luckily, their meetings went wonderfully and at the end of March we were happy to confirm Honey’s rehome. She has an amazing life with her new family who live locally, enjoys lots of trips out in the car and has as many tennis balls a dog could wish for!

  • Skye, former Sponsor Dog
    15 July 2018

    Skye

    Skye arrived at Dogs Trust in 2011 when she was about 10 months old after she was found with her owner living in a car. She was very thin on arrival but was extremely excited to receive a good meal and soon our veterinary teams nursed her back to health. Unfortunately, despite looking like a Staffie, Skye was classified as a Pit Bull type which meant that we could not legally rehome her in the UK. Skye was also completely deaf which meant she needed specialist training with experienced carers in order to learn commands. Luckily, when Skye’s favourite former carer decided to return to Poland she looked to bring Skye with her and her rehome was finalised in July 2018. Skye now has an amazing life with a family who spoil her rotten! She has made best friends with her carer’s deaf nephew and meets lots of new doggie pals on her travels. We’re over the moon that a dog we never thought would be rehomed found their happy ending with a familiar face they know and love.

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Frequently asked questions

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How long will it take for my welcome pack to arrive?

    Unfortunately, due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19 it may take up to 28 days for your welcome pack to arrive. Our fulfilment house is currently running with limited staff numbers in order adhere to government social distancing measures.