Dogs Trust (formerly the National Canine Defence League) was founded in 1891 “to protect dogs from torture and ill usage of every kind”. Nowadays, we are best known for our famous slogan – A dog is for life, not just for Christmas®.
We have grown to be the largest dog welfare charity in the UK, with 18 rehoming centres, caring for over 16,000 stray and abandoned dogs every year.
We never put down a healthy dog.
It is a shocking fact that over 118,000 dogs were picked up on our streets last year. Sadly, many of these dogs were put to sleep through no fault of their own. Our mission is to stop this tragic waste of life.
Situated throughout the United Kingdom, our rehoming centres offer everything