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Hello we’re Dogs Trust

We are the UK’s largest dog welfare charity with 20 UK Rehoming Centres and give love, care and undivided attention to over 14,000 dogs each year. We’re not new to Wales, as we’ve had a Rehoming Centre in Bridgend for over 50 years, but we’re especially excited to be opening our 21st centre in Cardiff which will allow us to care for an additional 1,000 dogs each year and provide several jobs and volunteering opportunities within the community.

A Dog’s Trail is an exciting new adventure for Dogs Trust – and we can’t wait to work with you. The trail’s aim is to raise significant funding towards our work so that we can continue to provide our services for those who need them the most. But we also know that it is going to be a spectacular exhibition – bringing together many communities through the creation and display of sculptures trailing through the city – a true showcase of Cardiff as a place to visit, love, live, work and play.

Dogs Trust’s new rehoming centre in Cardiff

After years of planning, work for Dogs Trust’s new rehoming centre in Cardiff is due to be completed in 2021. The Rehoming Centre, located on Nettlefold Road in Splott, just two miles from Cardiff Bay, will help up to 1,000 dogs a year in and around the city.

Over 5,000* stray dogs were collected by local authorities in Wales in 2018 alone. Dogs Trust Cardiff will care for stray, abandoned and relinquished dogs each year, significantly helping the stray dog problem in the city and surrounding area and giving the dogs that find themselves in their care another chance at happiness.

The charity’s 21st UK rehoming centre has been devised with dog welfare at the forefront of its design. The rehoming facilities will include:

• 78 glass fronted kennels with underfloor heating – so dogs can choose warm or cool flooring depending on their needs
• Full Veterinary/surgical suite including hydrotherapy/physiotherapy room
• Exercise paddocks and runs
• Training Hall – to help teach old dogs new tricks
• Grooming suite
• A base for education and Dog School teams as well as neutering and microchipping campaigns.
• A dedicated puppy kennel suite to provide special care to the most vulnerable residents.

Dogs Trust goes to huge lengths in order to help stray and abandoned dogs and rehabilitate those dogs in need of a little extra help, and the Cardiff Rehoming Centre will be no different. With dedicated Training and Behaviour Advisors, a full veterinary suite, and even a hydrotherapy/physiotherapy unit, dogs of all shapes and sizes will be offered all the help they need to find a new home.

The charity hopes the new Rehoming Centre will eventually create up to 50 new jobs ranging from Managers, Canine Carers, Training and Behaviour staff and maintenance staff.

*Dogs Trust data from Annual Stray Dog Survey

Dogs Trust is coming to Cardiff

50 years

We’re not new to Wales, as we’ve had a Rehoming Centre in Bridgend for over 50 years.

(Image is a visual representation of the centre.)

1,000 dogs

We’re especially excited to be opening our 21st UK rehoming centre in Cardiff which will allow us to care for up to 1,000 dogs each year.

(Image is a visual representation of the centre.)

15 years

Our Education Team have been delivering workshops in schools throughout South Wales for over 15 years, educating children on safe behaviour around dogs.

(Image is a visual representation of the centre.)

Did you know?

 Rehome a dog

We are the UK’s largest dog welfare charity with 20 Rehoming Centres and give love, care and undivided attention to over 14,000 dogs each year. Click below to find out more about the dogs currently in our care.

Education Team

Our Education Team deliver workshops for schools, educating children about safety around dogs.

Outreach Projects

We don’t just love dogs, we love the people who love dogs too – and so a lot of our work is focused around helping humans. Our outreach projects offer support to those in housing crisis; and provide a safe place for dogs fleeing abusive homes whilst their owners seek refuge.

Dogs Trust Worldwide

Further afield, Dogs Trust Worldwide works in over 30 countries globally to improve the welfare of vulnerable dogs and the people who care for them.

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