Dogs Trust

Pupcake Day 2018

Pupcake Day 2019 registration will open in September 2019!

So gather your pals, colleagues or neighbours (both furry and human alike) to combine two of the greatest things in the world – cake & dogs! Whether you’re a Great Irish Baker or a total shop bought faker, every single Euro raised will go towards our life-saving work.

YOU are the Secret Ingredient!

Your sweet treats will help Dogs Trust change the lives of abandoned and neglected dogs from all over Ireland – from rescue right through to the day they find their Forever Homes. Who would have thought a pupcake could be so powerful! At Dogs Trust we receive no government funding, so every single donation is as a result of the generosity of our wonderful supporters & dog lovers like you.

Last year many Pupcakers in schools, homes, vets and workplaces took part and blew us away with their Pupcake baking skills all while raising vital funds for our life- saving work. Last year, Dogs Trust rescued 2,746 dogs. While this doesn’t mean we recommend you bake 2,746 cakes, it does mean that we need your help!
View the slideshow below!

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How your Pupcakes will help dogs in our care

If you sell each Pupcake for €2.50, here is what you will be helping to achieve:

Want to help dogs through the power of Pupcakes!?

Combine the best things in the world – Cake & Dogs – while helping the lives of abandoned and neglected dogs in Ireland? 
Got any questions or queries? Email [email protected] or call Katie on 01 879 1843.


Here are 7 simple tips & tricks to help you get started & to organise a pawsome Pupcake Day. It’s a piece of cake!

1. Make sure register with us to receive a Pupcake Pack!
Register online or email [email protected] or call Katie on 01 8791843.

2. Set the date
The more people at your Pupcake party the more dogs you can help! October 5th is the official date, but you can hold your Pupcake Day anytime!
3. Plan, Promote & Have Fun!
Confirm a venue and a time. Then invite EVERYONE you know! Use all your social media accounts, put up posters and send an email to colleagues, friends and family. If your pals or family can’t make it to your own Pupcake Day Bake Sale, set up a Just Giving or Facebook fundraiser page so they can support you by donating online!
4. Stir it up!
Try creative flavours and fancy decorating to make your cakes look like dogs! Once registered, we will send you on a downloadable Pupcake Pack which will has plenty of recipes and doggy decorating ideas and tips to get you started! Not a baker or cupcake fan? Just ask people to bring their own contributions or buy some goodies instead! Make it competitive and try make the best Pupcake!

5. Do it for the dogs!
Don’t forget to remind people you are holding a Pupcake Day event for Dogs Trust! It will help encourage them to give generously. See at the end of this page how your Pupcakes can help dogs in our care!

6. Make us hungry!
Share your pics on social media tagging us using #pupcakeday

7. Clean up time!
After you’ve licked the bowl clean and hung up for apron, remember to collect all the funds you’ve raised and send them to Dogs Trust. By doing this you’re helping us change dog lives. All instructions are included in your Pupcake Pack.

Got any questions or queries? Email [email protected] or call Katie on 01 879 1843.