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Dogs Trust

Dogs Trust is Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity. They are working towards the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life free from the threat of unnecessary destruction. To achieve this mission they rescue, care for and rehome stray, unwanted and abandoned dogs with the ultimate aim of reducing the number of dogs being put to sleep in Ireland. The health and happiness of every dog is at the heart of Dogs Trust and all of their work.

Dogs Trust never destroys a healthy dog.

Since 2005 Dogs Trust has been changing the landscape for Dogs in Ireland. They campaign on many issues that affect the lives of dogs and their owners. They want to make Ireland the best country in the world to be a dog and have a number of initiatives to help them achieve this goal:

Since 2005 Dogs Trust have neutered over 100,000 dogs through their subsidised neutering campaign.

They have micro chipped over 30,000 dogs helping with the reunification of dogs to their owners. For more information on their neutering and microchipping campaigns please visit:

Since 2006 Dogs Trust has educated over 350,000 primary school children on how to be Responsible dog owners. For more information on any of the work the education team do visit:

In 2009 Dogs Trust opened their state of the art Rehoming Centre in Finglas, Dublin 11. Since then they have saved the lives of over 10,000 dogs. The centre holds up to 180+ dogs at any time, all looking for their Forever homes.

In 2014 the Rehoming Centre was extended to include a state of the art Puppy Wing. This Wing
enables Dogs trust to save an additional 500 lives every year. It also contains3 low-stress kennels for dogs who find kennel life a little overwhelming. For more information on rehoming please visit:

Dogs Trust launched their Dog Friendly Ireland campaign in 2017 which aims to highlight small but effective changes that can be made to public life in an effort to make Ireland more accessible to dogs and their owners.

Dogs Trust also lobbies government and other stakeholders to broaden the understanding of the issues surrounding dog welfare in Ireland or Europe.

Dogs Trust receives no government funding and are therefore completely reliant on donations frommembers of the public.

For more information on any of the work that Dogs Trust does, please visit: