The Welcoming Dogs scheme
For many homeless dog owners, their dog is their main companion and source of love, support and warmth. Dogs Trust’s Welcoming Dogs scheme offers advice and support to hostels to help them begin accepting dogs.
Currently less than 10% of hostels in the UK are dog-friendly, meaning that many dog owners are denied access to shelter and support, simply because they have a dog.
By joining the Welcoming Dogs scheme, you will be ensuring that more dog owners can be helped into accommodation and avoid the heartbreak of giving up their beloved pet.
Vet care for your clients
The Hope Project runs a veterinary scheme for dog owners who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation. If your hostel accepts dogs, we can ensure there is a veterinary practice near your hostel that your residents can use.
Free preventative veterinary care
The scheme provides free treatments including vaccinations, microchipping, neutering, worming and flea treatments.
Free emergency veterinary care
Free emergency vet care for any dogs should they become unwell, as well as transportation to the vet practice.