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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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 minutes ago

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Socke waited very many years in a foreign sanctuary. She is going to be 12 in November. It would be fantastic if we can find her a 5 star 🌟 forever home soon. Somewhere she can be loved and completely pampered, warm, lightly exercised and helped get fit, etc, etc.
She arrived here a week ago and was completely exhausted from the four day journey!!! We let her rest quietly on her duvet and did not try to make her move. She has got stronger and braver over the last couple of days and was the perfect dog with our vet when Harriet visited here on Friday.
Today was a very big step forward for Socke. She felt happy, strong and relaxed to come out in to one of the fields to enjoy the sunshine. Edward, teaching and mentoring resident Chocolate, mega helped and encouraged her - so many thanks to all the patient helpers here and my beloved Edward. It was very thrilling to see this special soul, Socke, really progress.
She deserves a quieter, very kind and gentle country side home with a dog friendly garden, another friendly canine role model and a deserving person or couple to call her their own.
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.
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20 hours ago

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Please note: Teddy is reserved

8 week old Teddy arrived with us on Friday and was seen by the vet straight away, his leg is pretty unstable and looks to have luxating patella, he will have xrays in 2 weeks time.

In the meantime he has started his vaccinations, flea & worm treatment, been microchipped and then off to meet his foster buddies and start his puppyhood 🐾
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1 day ago

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It's always very challenging and extremely hard work running an animal rescue charity and sanctuary. Relentlessly receive emails, phone calls, visitors, text and messenger messages. Endless care needs to be given to all the dogs, ponies and sheep here and dogs (plus now kittens) being fostered. So so much admin and accounts to try to keep on top of. Constant concerns about health issues and finances. Etc. Etc. We always do our absolute best and I so appreciate all the help and support received from our wonderful team of volunteers and staff ❣❣

I would like like to mention a current and very new challenge that is testing us.

There has been a huge increase in people wishing to adopt pets since lockdown!!! All rescues are experiencing this and most have hardly any pets still looking for homes!!!

On one hand, this is very good,.especially if, like we endeavour to always do, new homes are strictly vetted.

The down side is that we get a huge number of applications for most of our dogs, especially cute, 'easy' ones. And it is VERY horrible disappointing people who have set their hearts on a special dog. We truly hate letting anyone done. It's also causing a great deal more admin work for our hard working volunteers (sorry guys)

Thank you for your continued support and understanding. Hope this does not rub salt in to too many wounds but here are a couple of of dogs we took in yesterday- both snapped up very quickly it seems. Beagle Billy and tiny Teddy Bear, a very young cavapoo born with a deformed back leg.
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1 day ago

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Lovely to hear of the gorgeous Nana (was Jessica) who departed a month ago, leaving a very conflicted fosterer, pleased that she had a great home, but it can be hard to see them go!!! Here she is living the life with her bone. "She is doing well, we go walking with doggie friends now every Wednesday and she is fine.” ... 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!