Lockdown meant that we were only able to rehome a few dogs, the donations from which normally fund 33% of our operations. Now we have many dogs arriving and are able to rehome them, but urgently need funds to support them and, in particular, to pay their vet bills. Any donation large or small will make a significant difference to our survival as a charity. Please donate (click on button at top right) 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 Dogsfriends in so many different ways, click here.

Or get in touch

Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm  ONLY

08456 014 644


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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.

12 hours ago

🐾 Mouse - available for adoption 🐾Mouse is a 3-year-old tiny Chihuahua who arrived with us a few months ago. Very sadly, due to a change in circumstance, through no fault of his own, Mouse was returned to us.For what he lacks in size, Mouse makes up for in personality! Mouse is a really lovely dog who would benefit from a home where he is included in family activities and adventures. He loves the outdoors and exploring!Mouse is unsure and nervous of young children so would be best suited to an adult-only home. Mouse has lived in a multi-dog home with no problems and enjoys the company of other dogs – it would therefore be great to find him a canine companion. Mouse has not been cat tested.If interested in adopting Mouse, please fill in an adoption enquiry form: dogsfriends.me.uk/portfolio_page/mouse/. ... See MoreSee Less
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24 hours ago

Hi everyone! Do we have any kind dog groomers that follow us? A few of our new arrivals who are in foster care in Bristol have high matainance coats which are proving to get rather knotty and dirty. We would be extremely grateful for a helping hand. Please get in touch if you are able to help! 🐾 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

We have been offered a space at Cheddar Festive Night on Friday 3rd December. This is usually a successful fundraising opportunity for us however, unfortunately, last year it was cancelled as a result of COVID-19. In order to raise much needed funds to pay for veterinary treatment, we are looking for quality tombola prizes to raffle at this event! If you or your business are able to support us by donating, please get in touch! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Duke is doing really well with his training with our kennel crew - just look at this handsome boy! 🐾If interested in adopting Duke, more information can be found here: dogsfriends.me.uk/portfolio_page/duke-2/. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

We like to post about our cute little dogs thriving happily in their foster homes, being nurtured and loved. We like to post about the lovely gifts people so kindly donate for our beloved foster dogs. Though these things are greatly appreciated and really important to us, they are only a small part of what our charity does.Over the years, we have taken in so many dogs that have huge physical problems, or behavioural issues - and often both. We take in lots of poor young and old souls. A lot of these dogs take a long time to settle and, hopefully, be able to find forever homes. Some will never ever be 'pet quality' dogs so are never adopted. All our loved and we do our absolute best to help each and every dog. We will try to highlight a lot more of this more 'behind the scenes' work we do.Our vet bills are absolutely huge! We keep saying 'we must catch up and not undertake more dogs having to have specialist referral vet care' but we just can not stop giving ALL dogs in our care the absolute best vet treatment. Helen, the little Bichon Frise, for example, has now been referred to Langford for surgery to remove the tumour in her jaw shortly. This will cost us another £4,000 which all being well, extend her life by many years. If you would like to contribute towards Helen's vital treatment, please click on this link: dogsfriends.me.uk/donate/.So yes, we are far from perfect here and don't have posh kennels, lots of staff, etc but we have endless passion and continue to be totally committed to help all dogs in a practical, loving way. ... 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!