Dogs Trust

Sponsor a Dog

Woof! Nice to meet you!

This is the start of a beautiful friendship.

Friends like you are hard to find. So you'll understand why your new best friend is super excited to meet you!

When amazing dog lovers like you sponsor dogs like us, we just love to let them know how we're getting on at Dogs Trust. 

We love sending them letters, cards and messages. It's the least we can do – after all, sponsorship helps us have warm beds to sleep in, food to eat, walks and cuddles, and important things like medicine and vet care too.

About Dogs Trust

Our mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction. Our Dublin rehoming centre was established in 2009.

FAQs

  • What is my sponsorship money used for?

    Your sponsorship contributions are used to help your sponsor dog and all the dogs in our care. We can have up to 180 dogs in our care at any given time.

    The money is used to cover the costs of running the Rehoming Centre, costs such as heating the kennels and washing the dogs' bedding.

    The money also goes towards food for the dogs, training and medical care - all with the ultimate goal of finding each dog a loving home. With the help of supporters, 2,825 dogs and puppies were rehomed in 2016! Find out more about Dogs Trust operations here.

  • Why can’t all dogs be visited?

    Some of the dogs in our care become very stressed by unfamiliar people and situations. To give these dogs the happy life they deserve, we have to ensure they have a comfortable and familiar routine. For the dogs that can be visited, interaction with them is not possible, however sponsors are able to view some sponsor dogs in their kennel if on view to public in our rehoming corridor. Please call the centre if you wish to find out if your sponsor dog is on our public rehoming corridor.

  • Will I be my dog’s only sponsor?

    Dogs Trust Sponsor a Dog is a co-sponsorship scheme with a number of fantastic dog lovers like you sponsoring each dog. Your money will go towards helping all the dogs in our care, including the dog you have chosen to sponsor.

  • How often will I hear from my sponsor dog?

    Your sponsor dog will send you regular updates; including at Christmas, Valentines Day, and again in the summertime! You are more than welcome to send letters, emails, cards & gifts to your sponsor dog. They love to receive mail!

  • Will my dog send me a birthday card?

    No, sponsor dogs don't send birthday cards but you will receive a Valentines card and a card at Christmas.

  • Can I sponsor a dog as a gift for someone else?

    Yes. If signing up online, please register using your details first and then tick the 'Gift' box on the 'Selected Dogs' screen.

    The gift recipient will then receive all of the sponsorship details in their name.

  • What will happen if my sponsor dog is no longer available

    If your sponsor leaves our centre you will be informed and Dogs Trust will pick another dog who is also in need of your love.