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.

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📝 Update from Mabel's adoption home 📝"I was lucky enough to be in the local pet shop when this sweet little girl came in with her fosterer! She was newly retired from breeding. It was love at first sight, I couldn’t stop thinking about her, I had registered with Dog Friends to adopt, and amazingly she became mine!She has settled in brilliantly, to begin with she didn’t like leaving the house as I think she was worried she wouldn’t be coming back, only took her a couple of weeks and now she loves her walks, amazing at recall, loves all dogs and all people, she is a joy and everyday makes me smile!I already have a Labrador, I rescued 6 years ago and they get on brilliantly xxI am so grateful to Dog Friends and all that you do, all the team work so hard.And thank you to Cat who fosters for Dog Friends as she must of done a wonderful job to help Mabel settle in to a normal life xx Thank you. Thank you. Thank you." ... See MoreSee Less
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🐾 Speedy - available for adoption 🐾If you’re interested in adopting Speedy please go to our website and fill in the adoption enquiry form: dogsfriends.me.uk/portfolio_page/speedy/. ... See MoreSee Less
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🐶 Gotcha Day! 🐶What is a Gotcha Day? For many adoptive families, they don’t know their dog's birthday. In place of that, many dog owners celebrate a Gotcha Day–the day they brought their pet home from the shelter! ... 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!