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!

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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.

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.

1 hour ago

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TWO GORGEOUS HUSKIES aged 5 and 6. Must go together to a suitable new home. Full details on our website. Please fill out a short Adoption Enquiry Form if interested- we are unable to answer queries in this post unfortunately.
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17 hours ago

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NAMES NEEDED! Whenever possible our rescue dogs are homed with foster carers, but some remain in kennels. Some people may not know that these dogs share premises with rescued ponies and sheep. For the twenty years before Dogs Friends started in 2005, the rescue was an animal sanctuary (and for many years, a riding school too); the sanctuary still operates. At present, there are 9 ponies, and 19 sheep who earn their keep by mowing the fields where the dogs are exercised. Three young, bottle fed, lambs have just arrived. The farmer could not bear to send them to be eaten. We’re looking for suggestions for names. Jot them down below, you are always so imaginative. We’ll let you know the ones we choose in a few days’ time. Thanks for your help. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 day ago

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Rex is a Belgian Malinois, weighing about 20kg, and two years old this month. He was on the website for a short while before he arrived, but was then removed while he settled in. In the past, Rex has had 24/7 company and he doesn't like being left. He has happily lived with young children, cats and other dogs. He is super intelligent and keen to learn, so needs lots of brain activities and training fun too. He's very fast and agile. He's looking for an active home in the country with a large, secure garden. To apply, 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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1 day ago

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Eccles and Freckles reunited. Now waiting nervously for biopsy results. dogsfriends.me.uk/donate/ ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

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Many of us carry a few extra pounds, but it really is unfair to let our dogs join us. So many dogs come to us who are terribly obese. If you saw the post yesterday about Alexander, he had to lose 17kg (over 2 ½ stone) and we’ve had many worse cases than that, all types of dogs. Of course, they like eating, but they are so much happier and healthier when fit and the right weight. We will not rehome to someone who has overweight dogs, however much they love their owner. PLEASE don’t overfeed!! And to help us, a big ask: does anyone have DOG WEIGHING SCALES they could donate; (we also need a CHIP READER –microchip, that is)! P.S. Clarification: we do take in overweight dogs and, as one comment says, this may be nobody's fault, but we don't want dogs to go to homes where they will be overfed. ... 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!