The benefits of becoming endorsed
Every homelessness service is different, and every dog is different.
Whatever your set-up, becoming endorsed through our Welcoming Dogs scheme is completely free and accessible for any homelessness service.
Here are just a few of the benefits of working with us to become endorsed:
Expert advice - we have expert teams at Dogs Trust to provide advice on anything from dog behaviour to pet policies.
Free vet care - any dogs living in your service will be able to access free vet care through our Hope Project, helping ensure dogs accessing your service are happy and healthy.
Supportive team - our friendly Welcoming Dogs team is on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have throughout the time you're endorsed with us.
Varied resources - you'll be able to access resources and information on all the different aspects of having dogs in your service.
Doggie items - we'll provide you with a complete starter pack of all the doggie essentials you need to welcome your first four-legged residents.
Experienced team - we've been running our Welcoming Dogs scheme for more than 20 years. This means we've got lots of experience dealing with different situations.
Move-on support - we'll provide tailored resources for accessing dog-friendly accommodation in the private rented sector through our Lets with Pets scheme.
Online directory - we'll add you to our online directory of dog-friendly services with a 'Welcoming Dogs endorsed' sticker so dog owners know that you've worked with us to develop responsible dog-friendly policies.
"We found the Welcoming Dogs process user-friendly, and the way we were guided through the information and the walk through the service helped us plan ahead of dog arrivals.
We love that a welcome pack of essentials is provided by Dogs Trust. It is all part of the warm welcome we want people to have coming here, including pet owners."
Service leader at Simon Community Black Street, an endorsed Welcoming Dogs service
How does my service become Welcoming Dogs endorsed?
We'll work with you to ensure you're meeting the needs of both people experiencing homelessness, and their dogs, in a safe and practical way.