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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, breeds 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.

Visit charity shop


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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3-Day Christmas Pop Up Shop

From 24 – 26 November, come along to our fabulously festive 3-day Christmas pop up shop! Held in our Alford charity shop, you will find some fantastic gift ideas...
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Posted: November 23, 2023


Koda Rehomed Oct 2023 Koda’s great! I’ve never met a more affectionate shepherd and he’s our seventh! We regularly have folk round to the...
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Posted: November 13, 2023

DAWGS Calendar

Our fabulous 2024 calendars are now on sale – a bargain for only £6! The perfect gift for any dog lover’s Christmas stocking or...
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Posted: September 14, 2023


Jaxon rehomed January 2023
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