No favourites selected, click the paw icon on dogs to favourite them
Support Us
See all ways to help

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 per 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.

Find out more


Donations last month:


Join DAWGS 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 we incur finding the right forever home for all the dogs we are trying to rehome. It’s an ideal gift for dog lovers you know too – and you are not just helping one dog but all our dogs.

Which benefits will you receive as a DAWGS Best Friend?

When you become a DAWGS Best Friend you will receive our newsletter twice a year, bringing you heart warming stories of some recently rehomed dogs, information and invites to DAWGS events throughout the year.

  • Newsletter, information and invitations to DAWGS events
  • Know your money is helping keep DAWGS dogs healthy and happy
  • Join from as little as £5/month


DAWGS would love to hear all about your fundraising efforts. Why not get in touch with your story and it may even appear in our next newsletter or on our website.

DAWGS receives no statutory funding, nor do we receive the financial support enjoyed by other, larger organisations.

Instead, we rely on donations, legacy income, events and other fundraising efforts including income from our charity shop, to fund our re-homing service, veterinary care, kennelling, training and other vital services that ensure we can give all dogs coming to us the chance of a new start in a loving new home. Please help us to continue giving dogs a second chance.


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...
Explore Event
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...
Read article
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,...
Read article
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...
Read article

Sign up for our newsletter