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.

3 hours ago

📝 Update from Dolly and Thomas’ adoption home 📝 “I am pleased to tell you that they have fitted in perfectly! They are wonderful companions to our resident tri colour (Winston) who lost his big brother last year, and are an absolute delight. Dolly is calm and sweet. She loves her food and walks beautifully on a lead. Her personality has gradually come out more and more, and she now she collects anything and everything to take to her bed! When she first arrived, Dolly was a big 14.75kg. Her daily exercise and careful diet means she last weighed in at 12.2kg which has make an enormous difference to her comfort walking, moving and playing.Thomas is far more nervous, especially around food and people. He now eats from a bowl and in the presence of the other dogs, and us. His confidence has grown so much in that area. In recent hot weather, we even got him to sit and take turns having ten seconds of lick of doggy ice-cream with the others! We have been slowly building up their twice daily walks and he gets better every day when we meet other people in the village. Yesterday we walked over 2 miles which is their longest yet…Thank you so much for trusting us with these beautiful souls. They have turned our home back into a happy place again after the devastation of losing our first dog.” ... See MoreSee Less
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16 hours ago

🙏 Week of wishes 🙏 We are kicking off our ‘week of wishes’ for the sweet souls in foster care who would love some treats to give them a happiness boost! First up is dear little Kia, here’s what her foster carer has to say:“Kia is a sweet natured little dog. She would love to be rewarded for being a good girl with pure duck, chicken or beef pate rolls. She's feeling a little bit sorry for herself at the moment as she's just had an operation but I'm sure pate rolls will cheer her up!”Kia’s wish: www.platinumpetcare.co.uk/shop/dogs-friends-wish-list/14?page=1&limit=60&sort_by=popularity_score...If you’d like to grant Kia’s wish, we would be ever so grateful if you could order at the link (selecting ‘store pick up’ and adding code DF10 at check out) and one of our volunteers will collect directly from Platinum Petcare. ... See MoreSee Less
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24 hours ago

We are seeking a loving foster home for a young female Sighthound. ✅ People friendly and loves affection ✅ Can live with another well mannered dog ✅ Well behaved in the home This lovely lady can go to a home with children 12+ but not cats or other small furries. We offer full support for foster carers and are happy to talk the fostering process through on one of our Fostering Induction Sessions.If interested in fostering, please fill in our fostering enquiry form: dogsfriends.me.uk/fostering/. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

⭐️ Ways to help ⭐️We are extremely grateful for all of the support we receive - without this, we simply could not continue what we do. If you would like to get involved please take a look at the following!Foster a dog: dogsfriends.me.uk/fostering/Adopt a dog: dogsfriends.me.uk/adopting/Donate: dogsfriends.me.uk/ways-to-help/Sign up to be a transport driver: forms.gle/uyBnLs9FbTenG9ba6Sign up to be a collection point: forms.gle/MjEiKBha1Ysnnrfo9Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

🐾 Bailey - available for adoption 🐾Bailey is a handsome 4-5-year-old GSD x Collie. He is a highly intelligent and sensitive boy. Bailey needs to be the only dog and can live with children over 12.If interested in adoption, please fill in our adoption enquiry form: dogsfriends.me.uk/portfolio_page/bailey/. ... 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!