*URGENT APPEAL FOR FUNDING*

Covid-19 has meant that we have been able to rehome only very few dogs, the donations from which normally fund 33% of our operations. 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

Welcome

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 +

Fundraising,

Rehoming,

Information,

Entertainment for

Needy

Dogs

Dogs Friends Rehoming Charity Burnham-on-sea

Fostering

Dogs Friends Rehoming Charity Bristol

Adopting

Dogs Friends Rehoming Charity Somerset

Make A Donation

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Sponsor A Dog

Some Of Our Dogs Looking For A Home

Volunteering

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

info@dogsfriends.me.uk

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MEDS FOR MUTTS
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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.

22 hours ago

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Hugo sat by the window watching the world go by!!!!

Was called "Deano" when he was with dogsfriends....

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2 days ago

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IN JUNE 2009, FINN CAME TO US JUST BEFORE HER 3RD. BIRTHDAY FROM BIRMINGHAM, VIA 'DOGSFRIENDS' SHORTLY AFTER WE LOST DEAR BINKY, A RESCUED JACK RUSSELL, ALSO FROM 'DOGSFRIENDS'.

HAPPY, FRIENDLY AND GENTLE BY NATURE, FINN SETTLED IN RIGHT AWAY AND BECAME A MUCH LOVED AND VALUED MEMBER OF OUR FAMILY.
IN THE EARLY YEARS, FINN WOULD ACCOMPANY ME TO DO STORE COLLECTIONS FOR 'DOGSFRIENDS' AS WELL AS 'HOLLYHEDGE', ENJOYING ALL THE FUSS MADE OF HER BY SOME SHOPPERS!

FINN RELISHED HER DAILY WALKS (3 to 4 PER DAY); REGARDLESS OF THE WEATHER UNTIL ILL HEALTH INTERVENED. SHE DEVELOPED DIABETES AND GRADUALLY LOST HER SIGHT. BY THEN, THOUGH SHE COPED EXTREMELY WELL WITH FREQUENT BLOOD TESTS AND TWICE DAILY INJECTIONS, SHE WAS RELUCTANT TO VENTURE BEYOND OUR GARDEN.
SADLY, HER HEALTH DETERIORATED FURTHER AND WE HAD TO SAY 'GOODBYE' TO HER AT THE START OF THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN. FINN PASSED AWAY ON APRIL 3RD. 2020.

FINN BROUGHT US MUCH LOVE AND JOY FOR ALMOST 11 YEARS. WE MISS HER GREATLY AND WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HER WITH GREAT FONDNESS .... WE COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR A LOVELIER OR BETTER PET!
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We are short of the following items here. If anyone is feeling kind, donations of any.of the below will be gratefully received here.

1. Any size DOG CRATES that are safe to use. We had lots but various dogs went to.foster homes with a crate. So now we're short of them

2. Clean duvets and pillows. Our regular supplier of these, Longleat Centre Parcs,.is obviously sadly closed at present. Now we are starting to be able to take dogs in again thank goodness, we need comfortable bedding for them. (Flash, the very lovely old Labrador cross Greyhound who arrived with us yesterday, looked so very happy and relaxed on his Big duvet this morning, he didn't even get up for his breakfast!!)

3. Big, robust toy dogs. Especially if they squeak or if food can be inserted in for the Foster dogs in retrieve at their leisure. If you would like to buy a new toy for a new foster dog, you are welcome to phone The Cheddar Pet shop and pay for one over the phone. Tracey, the very helpful owner there knows what our dogs like. Her number is 01934 741199.

Finally, we really really really need A LOT of money for three of our dogs waiting for specialist veterinary surgery. Willow and Wren are the blind pups needing cataract surgery ASAP so they will, hopefully, be able to see.
Then there's Hacka, the beautiful black Belgium Shepherd girl who arrived here earlier this year. One of her front paws had been broken when she was a young pup. This injury was neglected by her owner and the foot re set itself at a right angle. She needs major surgery so she can lead and full an active life. All three of these dogs were meant to have surgery just before the lock down. The surgeons are all starting to be able to work again now thankfully. But we need the money to pay BEFORE the ops can be done. SO WE NEED £12,000............ And all our fundraising events are cancelled. It's a massive worry and a big dilemma. These three dogs will have their lives transformed - BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP PLEASE.
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A Bit About Dogs Friends

2005

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

2007

Dogs Friends took in their first dogs for rehoming

2008

First ex-breeding and Pound dogs arrived

2009

Became a registered Charity

2017

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

2018

Over 10,000 followers on Facebook!