Wills & legacies

Every year, we take in around 1,000 dogs who have been abandoned, abused or neglected. Leave a gift in your will to help give these deserving dogs a second chance in life.

Sponsor Dog Sol at rehoming centre

Leave a gift in your will

Your kind support helps us provide life changing care and forever homes for our furry friends. Donations help us offer the best veterinary care to all the dogs who come to us, whether routine or more serious, to restore them to health. When our dogs are ready, we find them loving new homes.

For many of us, our will is our last opportunity to ensure the people we love are looked after when we're gone. But it can also be a chance to have a lasting impact on the causes closest to our hearts. A way in which our values and beliefs live on.

So if you love dogs like we do, please consider remembering us in your will and help to create a better future for dogs in Ireland.

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A gift in our Will is my way of giving back to dogs who've brought so much joy to our lives. Our children are happy that we have found a way to make sure our love for dogs can live on after us. 

Michael O'Brien

It gives me a real sense of satisfaction to know that my support will give dogs who need it a second chance at a happy life, as a dog lover, I feel it's my duty. 

Heather Lloyd

I've seen the exceptional care that Dogs Trust give to their dogs. I dream of a day when every dog will have the chance of a happy life. And I know a gift to Dogs Trust in my Will can help make that dream a reality. 

Valerie Reilly

Will making and codicils

Making a Will or updating your existing Will is the only way to ensure that those you love will be looked after and that your money benefits the people or causes that you really care about.

Types of legacies and suggested wording

Leaving a gift in your will to support dogs in need is a very important and personal decision. We're here to answer any questions you might have. 

Contact us about leaving a gift in your will

To speak to someone in confidence about leaving a gift in your will, get in touch with our fundraising team. 

Katie, our Senior Fundraising Officer, would be happy to answer any question you might have about leaving a gift in your will. You can contact her on her direct line or send an email.


Call us on 01 879 1000


You can also write to us at Dogs Trust, Ashbourne Road, Finglas, Dublin 11, D11 K003.