We're all familiar with the phrase, 'a dog is for life, not just for Christmas', a slogan etched in our minds through years of tireless work by our friends at Dogs Trust.
Since 1891, they've been working for a better future for dogs and people that love them so, as huge dog lovers, Caroline Gardner will be donating 10% of all pet range sales to the charity.
Our super fun and colourful pet accessories collection includes everything from leads, collars and harnesses to add a little more joy to your dog walks not forgetting our stylish dog bowls and yummy vegan dog treats too.
From campaigns to training, the Dogs Trust goal is to make tomorrow's world a better place for dogs. Sounds great right, but how do they do that and how can you find out more? Here's our quick 101 for all your need to know information.
- Rehoming dogs in need
They’re the best place for dogs in need. When a dog is at risk, Dogs Trust help them get back on their paws with healthcare, training, rehabilitation – and lots of love, of course – at their 22 rehoming centres in the UK and Ireland, and through the Home from Home fostering scheme .
- Veterinary care
All dogs at the centres have access to the healthcare they need from experienced centre veterinary teams.
That could include:
- routine preventative vet care such as health checks, vaccinations and anti-parasite treatments
- neutering, dentals and other minor surgery on site
- management and treatment of ongoing health conditions and illnesses
- caring for pregnant bitches and puppies around birth
- round-the-clock vet care from the centre’s associated vet practice
- Helping owners
From owners needing to give up their dog to helping with training and settling in new dogs, the Dogs Trust are there every step (or paw) of the way with advice, experts, access to classes and much more.
- How can you help?
There are so many ways, the first being fundraising. 800 owners are currently having to make the difficult call to give up their dog every week. This is four times more than the centres can handle. Any donations can help the, save a precious friendship. The quickest and simplest way to donate is on their website.
They're always looking for volunteers too. Whether it's raising money working in their charity shops to helping at a rehoming centres as a dog walker, gardener, or foster carer, - there are plenty of fetching volunteering roles to get involved with, have fun, and help their four-legged friends to live their best lives. Find out more here.
For some perfect pooch inspiration, check out more of Frank's favourites (Caroline's beloved Dachshund) and we'll donate 10% of all sales to the Dogs Trust. Shop here.