Leave a gift in your will

And let your love for dogs live on.

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A gift in your will lets more dogs find love

If you’ve had a dog in your life you’ll know there’s a love between you that’s hard to put into words. A love that can live on, in your will.

A gift to Dogs Trust in your will means more dogs and people will have the chance to find that beyond-special bond for themselves. It helps us care for every dog who comes through our doors, until that one-in-a-million moment when they meet the special someone who’ll love and care for them for the rest of their lives. You make it happen when you leave a gift to Dogs Trust in your will. Every gift, regardless of size, helps us makes a difference. 


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Did you know?

Gifts in wills help us pay for 40% of all our work

A gift in your will can mean: 

  • A warm kennel, food, and bedding for our dogs as long as they need it
  • Dedicated professional team including carers, trainers and vets for every dog that comes into our care
  • Onsite specialised facilities such as our hydrotherapy training centres, veterinary suites and our training halls

Our Legacy Promise

  • Your privacy is important to us and any information you provide us with will be kept confidential
  • We will always treat your family and friends in a respectful and considerate way
  • Your gift will be used carefully and effectively, with dogs at the centre of everything we do
  • We will be very appreciative if you would like to tell us about your gift, and equally we respect your right if, at any point in the future, you decide to change your mind
  • We’re always here to help, if you ever have any questions in regards to making or amending a Will then please contact us at legacyinfo@dogstrust.org.uk
Write your will for free with Dogs Trust

Write your will for free with Dogs Trust

Solicitors and Executors

If you are dealing with a Will that includes a charitable gift to Dogs Trust, read our helpful guidance.

A lifetime of care with a Canine Care Card

It’s hard to imagine that anyone could love and care for your dog as much as you do. But we promise we will.

Contact our Legacy team

To speak to someone in confidence about leaving a gift in your will, get in touch with our friendly team:

Call us on 020 7837 0006


You can also write to us at Dogs Trust, Clarissa Baldwin House, 17 Wakley Street, London, EC1V 7RQ.


What happens with the money I leave in my will?

Your donations help us ensure that each of our 21 rehoming centres across the UK have the very best facilities for our …

Is there a minimum gift amount?

No, every gift, regardless of size, helps us makes a difference.

Do you pay inheritance tax on gifts left to charity?

No, if you leave a gift to Dogs Trust in your will, its value will be deducted from your estate (your money, …

Can I leave a gift for a specific centre?

Any donations to Dogs Trust are equally shared across each of the centres and we utilise every penny to protect and …

What details do I need to give to my solicitor when making a will?

You can find all this information by visiting our Solicitors & Executors page here.

Can Scottish law affect my gift to Dogs Trust?

Yes, Scottish laws relating to wills do differ in some areas and we would strongly advise you to speak to your …

Can Dogs Trust look after my dog when I die?

Yes, by signing up to our Canine Care Card service. If your dog meets the requirements we guarantee that we will care …

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