We are desperately in need of funds. It is extremely rare for the donation we receive when rehoming a dog to be more than we have spent on the dog and, in the great majority of cases, would not even cover the cost of vet treatment for the dog. For many dogs, we incur very high vet bills. We can only survive because of the generosity of our supporters. Any donation, large or small, will make a significant difference to our survival as a charity. If you can, PLEASE DONATE TO KEEP US ALIVE! 

Thank you



Based in the heart of Somerset in the South West of England, our passion is for helping dogs and owners in need.


Dogs Friends is run by a small group of dedicated volunteers who are totally committed and relentlessly busy. Almost all our dogs are in individual foster care in the surrounding area as we prefer them to live in a domestic setting where at all possible.

Why are we called Dogs Friends?

Answer: Dogs +




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Some Of Our Dogs Looking For A Home


We are always looking for volunteers to help us run the Charity.

For example could you help us by walking a dog or find homes for dogs that are with our Foster Carers or help with the transportation of dogs and the distribution of food and bedding?

To find out more about how you can help Dogs Friends in so many different ways, click here.

Or get in touch

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08456 014 644 (General Enquiries Only)


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Every year we spend tens of thousands of pounds on vet bills for the hundreds of dogs that come into our care.

That’s why your participation in the lottery organised by our Meds for Mutts Club will make such a difference.

To find out how you can join our Meds For Mutts Club click here.

10 hours ago

Chad posed for some new adoption pictures in the hope that someone may fall for him 🤞 Chad has been waiting for quite a while and really does need to find a forever family 🐾dogsfriends.me.uk/df-dogs/chad/ ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

We are, as always, totally full at the kennels with dogs who are yet to find foster and adoptive homes 🐾 We are starting to resemble a Shepherd shelter with the number of Malinois and Shepherd breeds who have been sadly abandoned or given up - and from speaking to specialist rescues for this breed they are also experiencing a huge number of intakes. This week our spotlight will be on our 'kennels dogs' who desperately need foster or adoptive homes. We are in particular need of experienced, breed savvy and child-free homes - a tall order we know but we have to dream big for these dogs 🤞 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

After being inspired by fantastic charity Schnauzerfest’s #mothersofmany campaign, we’d like to take a moment to think of all of out ex-breeding dogs on mothers day 🌸 Many of our girls have had many litters of puppies before arriving in rescue, but fortunately now can have happy retirements in the safety of foster and adoptive homes 🌸 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Happy Mothers Day to all of our wonderful foster and adoptive Mums! For many of us, motherhood means four paws instead of two feet 🐾 🌸🐾🧡 ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Jodie foster update 🧡Jodie had the first part of her surgeries yesterday and had her bi-lateral hernia repair, spay and heart scan. Jodie will have to go back in a couple of weeks time as sadly she also has several mammary masses. It seems she has had many, many puppies so we are glad that yesterday signified the end of that 🙏Despite this, Jodie has been incredibly brave and slotted into the pack of rescue dog in her foster home beautifully. So what do we know about her so far?👍🏼 Jodie likes: Snuggles, drinking people’s cups of tea when they aren’t looking, sunbathing 👎🏼 Jodie dislikes: When there are no more treats, not being first in the queue for breakfast 🦸‍♀️ Jodie’s superpowers: Ability to make you fall in love with her in approximately 0.5 seconds, super speed tail wagging We look forward to giving Jodie the very best of care in the coming weeks 🐾 ... See MoreSee Less
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A Bit About Dogs Friends


Dogs Friends set up, acting as foster carers and fundraisers for other charities


Dogs Friends took in their first dogs for rehoming


First ex-breeding and Pound dogs arrived


Became a registered Charity


10th anniversary celebrated helping our 4,000th dog!


Over 10,000 followers on Facebook!