Here's how you can help the wonderful Dogs Trust support our best friends

Ireland's largest dog welfare charity's mission is to ensure all dogs have a happy life and we have something in our eye.

a set of three puppies

Here at GCN towers, we are all crazy dog people. Even the cat people, and even if some of us are yet to know the joy of dog ownership first hand (sigh!). Dogs are wonderful and enrich our lives but they need support and help and the pandemic has been tough on them too.  We have been working with Dogs Trust for years and love all that they do to ensure dogs can live a safe and happy life. They work tirelessly to rehome unwanted / surrendered dogs and have a policy never to destroy a healthy dog.

Despite the significant challenges to their service presented by COVID-19, they have managed to rehome over 670 dogs so far this year.

They have a diverse range of different ways that you can help the work they do from Sponsoring a Dog, donating items and wedding favours. You can visit their store online here. Today we’ll tell you about some of the great ways you can get involved.

Canine Card

A cute dog posing to advertise Dogs Trust Canine Card

Many people worry about what would happen if they were to die before their dog. The Canine Care Card scheme is a fantastic free service that gives you peace of mind, knowing that Dogs Trust will care for your dogs if you pass away before they do.

They care for over 1,500 lost and abandoned dogs each year at their Rehoming Centre here in Dublin and firmly believe that no healthy dog should ever be destroyed. Treating every one of their dogs like a beloved family pet and ensure that they get all the loving care they need until we can find them a new home.

If you pass away and have registered as a Canine Care Cardholder, Dogs Trust will arrange to bring your dog or dogs to the Rehoming Centre. Once there, they will be examined by their vet and cared for by their dedicated, trained staff. They will then try to find your dog or dogs new owners whose lifestyle and experience match their needs.


a husky sitting on green grass: Does Trust Poster

Dogs Trust receives no government funding and is entirely reliant upon the generosity of our kind supporters so why not consider leaving a gift to your favourite charity in your will and pass on an ever-lasting gift when you are gone?

Head of Operations at Dogs Trust Karla Dunne explains:

I know that making your Will is a very personal thing and naturally you will want to take care of your loved ones first.

But maybe once you have looked after the people who matter to you most, you might consider leaving a gift to Dogs Trust? The gifts we receive vary in size from a few hundred euro to much bigger gifts depending on the persons wishes and circumstances.

Whatever gift you feel is appropriate, we are extremely grateful for every person who is able to remember the dogs here at Dogs Trust in their Will. Even 1% of what’s left after you take care of your loved ones can make a real difference.

Your amazing generosity will mean your love of dogs will live on forever.

You can be there at every step of a dogs journey to recovery, giving these dogs the much needed love and care they deserve with owners who will love and care for them.

If you would like to have a confidential no-obligation chat about leaving a gift in your will please get in touch with Dogs Trust Fundraising Manager, Gillian McDermott on 01 879 1832.


a collie pup smiling dogs trust poster

You can donate much-needed funds and support the life-saving work with a one-off gift or sign up to Sponsor a dog with a monthly gift. When you Sponsor a Dog you’ll receive regular pup-dates from a dog in their Rehoming Centre.

You can find out more about all the great work Dogs Trust do online here OH, did we mention that they have a puppy cam?

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