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.

2 hours ago

Congratulations to Uly, who was adopted last December, for passing his CHUK foundation Good Hoopers Award this month! 🥳 Emma and her family have worked extremely hard with Uly providing him with the love and support that he deserves. This boy was once scared of everything and everyone but look at him now! ... See MoreSee Less
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17 hours ago

We would like to say a big thank you for all of the warm wishes and kind offers that we received for Roxy. She has had her surgery and is recovering well in a foster home, thanks to Donna. Thank you Donna for stepping up so last minute! It is not without the help of our fantastic team of foster carers that we can continue to rescue and rehome pooches like Roxy 🐕Roxy will be available for adoption in the future - please keep an eye out for her profile! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

Poor Bolt has had the most awful week with several emergency vet admissions. Unfortunately as the ulcer and infection in his eye had become so serious, we had to make the extremely difficult decision (in consultation with Rowe’s eye specialist) to have his eye removed. Bolt had this surgery today after being rushed in to the veterinary hospital yesterday. This is not a decision we made lightly, but we carefully considered Bolt’s comfort, recovery and quality of life post-recovery. This operation has cost £1,500 and so any donations at all would be so gratefully received.Donations can be made via CAF or by buying one of our calendars (all proceeds go towards vets bills). CAF: dogsfriends.me.uk/donate/Calendar: dogsfriends.me.uk/dogs-friends-2022-calendar/ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

🙌 Thank you Dani and supporters 🙌Dani from Dani's Balanced Dogs and also one of lovely dog trainers, ran one of her popular social dog walks a couple of days ago. We were very grateful to receive the goodies and money donated for our foster dogs by the walkers. This is much appreciated. The donated packets of fish bites are 'very delicious' say the doglets. There will be another local sociable dog walk again soon. For more information, please visit her Facebook page. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Kennels update! Building work is cracking on very well here. It is quite a kerfuffle working around everything but it will be FANTASTIC to have a new top notch drainage and waste system installed. We are also having 10 new kennels build and well that will be amazing! We will cope with all the disruption and are VERY grateful to the wonderful men doing the work. ... 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!