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A loving home for every dog in need

We are a charity dedicated to finding loving new homes for dogs in need or dogs whose owners can no longer care for them.

Carefully matching prospective new owners
Over 4,000 happy dogs in loving homes
We accept dogs of all ages and sizes

Choose your way to help

Please help us to continue giving dogs a second chance. There are a number of ways in which you can help make a dog’s life better…

Charity Shop

Visit our charity shop in Alford for some fantastic bargains. Our dog foodbank is also here.

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There are many volunteering opportunities including fostering, becoming a home checker and helping at our events.

Become a volunteer

Best Friend Scheme

For as little as £5 a month you can help DAWGS meet the cost of kennelling, veterinary charges, training and the many other expenses.

Become a best friend


Why not take part in a sporting event or hold your own event and raise funds for DAWGS. The possibilities are endless!

Take part


Why not make DAWGS a corporate partner for your business or organisation?

Become a sponsor

Will & Legacy Donations

Do something amazing for our four legged friends for years to come. Please contact your solicitor who will guide you through the steps.

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DAWGS 30th Anniversary Celebration Day

We welcome one and all to join us in celebrating DAWGS 30th Anniversary! We will be hosting a fun filled family day at The Grampian Transport Museum in Alford....
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Summer Strawberry Tea

DAWGS will be at Cults Parish Church Outreach Centre, 404 North Deeside Road, Aberdeen on Saturday 10th August for a Strawberry Tea from 10am – 12 noon. Delicious home...
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Turriff Show 4th and 5th August

Turriff Show, is the biggest two-day agricultural show in Scotland, attracting around 24,000 people, including those involved in farming as well as many non-farming people who enjoy the show...
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Posted: December 1, 2023

The Daily Tail – Winter 2023

Welcome to the winter 2023 edition of The Daily Tail newsletter. Packed with useful information, you’ll find advice on how to care for your...
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Posted: December 1, 2023


The DAWGS Annual General Meeting was held on 14 November 2023. The DAWGS Chairperson, Angela Taylor, reported on the challenges and successes of 2022,...
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