Our work around the world

Our global work enables us to create big, positive and sustainable changes in dog welfare across the world.

A dog laying in the sun as part of our international work

Dogs Trust Ireland is part of the global Dogs Trust community, sharing expertise around the world. 

During our 130 years, the Dogs Trust charity network is undertaking a range of important work in Ireland, UK and further afield globally.

Dogs Trust Worldwide

Dogs Trust Worldwide supports projects around the globe — in places including Thailand, India and Sri Lanka — enabling us to share our knowledge and expertise, helping to make big, positive and sustainable changes to dog welfare. 

Dogs Trust Bosnia

Our programme in Bosnia works with local partners in Bosnia to support the establishment of a law-compliant, humane and sustainable Dog Population Management System.  

Dogs Trust USA

Since 2018, our affiliate organisation Dogs Trust USA has supported 30 rescue organisations and shelters across the USA. Providing over $1 million in grants and sharing expertise. In 2021, the charity significantly expanded efforts with ambitious plans to offer on-the-ground support and training to US shelter organisations and dog owners and currently has programs in New York and California. 

Dogs Trust UK

As the UK's largest dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust UK has been working for a better future for dogs and the people who love them since 1891. When a dog is in distress, we care for them. When a dog needs a home, we find them a loving family. When an owner needs a helping hand (or paw) – or they just can’t cope, we’re ready to step in. Through our 22 rehoming centres across the country and finding loving homes for dogs — as well as campaigning, lobbying, research, education and owner support work — Dogs Trust UK plays a vital role in improving the lives of dogs.

Help us reach more dogs worldwide

We know that our international work is a powerful force for good in dog welfare. Our mission is to collaborate far and wide, and make sure we benefit as many dogs as possible:

  • to change attitudes and behaviours
  • to introduce sustainable and humane population management practices
  • to work towards permanently eradicating canine-mediated rabies and
  • to raise dog welfare standards globally.  

Will you support our work to make this happen?  

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