Dogs Trust International provides practical assistance to animal welfare organisations working outside the UK, who are striving to make meaningful and lasting improvements to dog welfare in their own communities.
Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, with 18 rehoming centres across the UK, as well as a centre in the neighbouring Republic of Ireland.
We launched our international work in 1996 with the International Companion Animal Welfare Conference held in Budapest, Hungary. The format of the conference combined presentations from experts with opportunities for networking, and was so successful that it now takes place annually. .
From 2002 to 2009 we engaged in our first long term project outside the UK, working with other organisations to support SOS Dogs Oradea in running a ‘Collect, Neuter, Vaccinate, Return’ programme in Romania. During this time, 7000 dogs were neutered and 5000 rehomed, in a culture that had not embraced the rescue dog concept before.
We have now combined our knowledge and experience to develop a responsive, comprehensive programme of work to improve the welfare of dogs around the world.
Find out more about some of the work we do internationally and projects Dogs Trust has been involved in by visiting our Projects page.