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!

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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.

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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

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22 hours ago

The operation carried out on the lovely lurcher lad to pin and plate his very badly broken back leg, went very well apparently. Obviously he will need total rest and a lot of care over the next 6 weeks. Fortunately an ideal foster carer has offered to look after him. So we are very grateful to the Vets and to his soon to be foster carer. Another of our beloved little dogs, Frosty the newly retired stud dog Bichon Frise, was admitted to Langford Small Animal Hospital this afternoon. He is virtually blind with cataracts over both eyes. So he is having one cataract removed tomorrow. We really hope all goes well. It can be risky and post operation care for cataracts being removed is really intensive and a lot of work!!! Endless eye drops daily. So we are very grateful to his foster carer for undertaking this job. And to Jill, volunteer, for doing all the transportation for Frosty. Good luck little lad!!!Frosty was one of four Bichons who came in together. The others were Sunny, Misty and Snowy. The two boys have been fostered together, and so have the two girls. Here’s a beautiful video of the girls, Misty and Snowy, over their first month – what good fostering can do ….m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1273531219698974&id=100011263243852&sfnsn=scwspmo ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

As mentioned last night, we have so many dogs at the moment that it’s essential that we try to rehome some of them. We will be putting them on Facebook in the coming days, as and when they go on the website. In view of Lockdown, however, we will only be rehoming locally to where the dogs are being fostered, which means in mid Somerset. It will also not be possible for applicants to visit the dogs, and initial “meetings” will have to be by video call. Two dogs went on the website yesterday - Mandy Yorkie and Belle Pomsky, both of whom are being fostered in Weston super Mare. 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

💛💛💛 Many thanks to Sophia for getting up very early today and going to collect poor, battered lurcher. Many thanks too to Harriet and the amazing team at Axe Valley Vets for making him comfortable and doing his x-rays. These showed he has a very badly broken back leg. Plus several old broken ribs. With luck and their considerable veterinary skills, hopefully his leg can be saved. An excellent orthopaedic specialist vet, Andy, is going in specially to do the surgery tomorrow. Really grateful to him to work on a Sunday!!! Good luck lovely dog. 💛💛💛🧡🧡🧡Another dog still needing urgent local help is huge pup, Duke. We posted yesterday and have had no luck with finding a foster home 🧡🧡🧡💜💜💜Final notice - we are able to start rehoming our dogs now. Following Government guidelines, we can only rehome locally to where the dog is being fostered. Potential adopters are not allowed to visit to dog and it's up to the foster carer to deliver the dog. Sorry it's rather a nightmare but I'm sure everyone will understand. Dogs will be posted on our website over the next few days and more information regarding adopting too.💜💜💜 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

“I thought you may want to see a happy Teddy.... he has definitely got us wrapped round his little paw... but look at that face, who could say no?" (His 'before and after' comes first.) ... 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!