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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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

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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.

6 hours ago

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A big thank you to Cath who knitted a postman for her sister and her colleagues at the Post Office and they very generously donated £100. Thanks very much!! Cath and Andy adopted Pebbles (then Dewi) three years ago. Pebbles is a keen motor homer through Europe, but this year has been restricted to a few trips in the UK. Still enjoying life!! ... See MoreSee Less

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19 hours ago

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Tomorrow is going to be busy for us. We are expecting 6 newly retired lovely little breeding girls in plus a range of CATS and KITTENS. Suitable name suggestions please. Sorry we can't answer questions below.
By the way, one of our wonderful fosters has been working VERY hard looking after 4 little feral kittens that arrived with us a couple of months ago. Though they are still rather shy, they'll be ready for lovely forever homes soon. We hope Arthur and Aya plus Merlin and Phoenix can find two great homes with each other.
We are also expecting a Ruskie (? Rottie Cross Husky) 8 months old super friendly girl in this weekend. Called Roxie.
Then there's a lovely large French Bulldog boy due shortly.
Also six more special Rommie dogs arriving here Monday morning
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1 day ago

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Candy and Millie are retired breeding Cavachons, litter sisters. They are both such loving girls who like nothing more than to curl up on the sofa and cuddle all day long. Both are a little shy to begin with but soon come out of their shell. They currently live with dogs, cats and a 9 year old child. They are starting to get used to walking on a lead. They will only be rehomed together. If interested, please go to the website and fill in the Adoption Enquiry Form: dogsfriends.me.uk/our-dogs/available-dogs/. No questions below please. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

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Pepper, now Bella, the smaller Chihuahua, was adopted 5 weeks ago, having been found abandoned near Bridgewater with two tins of food. “Bella has settled in with the gang brilliantly. She loves sunning herself inside the house and out in the garden, she never walks anywhere as she can’t go slower than a bonnie trot 😊 She also is known as ‘Dora the Explorer’ as she’s into everything. We love her to bits.” Other members of the gang:
Levi is the large black with white lab cross (an original from a pup)
Cooper is the collie, a former DF’s, aka Taff
Pedro is the larger Chihuahua, a former DF’s
Daisy, is the little black with white - Levi’s mini me 😆 she’s a former DF’s aka Isabella Daisy .
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2 days ago

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Roxy came to us having endured a very challenging life with a substance abuser. Her luck changed first with some great fosterers and then she truly fell on her feet when she was adopted.….“Roxy is doing well and is truly part of the family! She has fully settled in now and has made herself very at home, claiming the chair as her own, and happily rummaging through her toy box where she loves to dig out her tug toys, and her soft tomato and sprout toys which she throws around the living room! She still loves her football, and hates the rain and cold weather (so she has a coat she likes to wear on her walks). Roxy still has anxieties, and is very sensitive to sounds and strangers. She can be very reactive to other dogs and people on lead, but we are working with her on this and will make more progress after lockdown with a behaviourist.” ... 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!