Charities & Causes

Dogstival is delighted to be supporting a number of selected charities and causes for our 2022 event.

Street Vet

Street Vet

StreetVet is a charity providing free accessible vet care to the pets of people experiencing homelessness. Our volunteer vets and nurses run outreach clinics on the street in 17 locations in the UK. Our aim is to protect the human-animal bond, ensuring that pets and their owners can be kept together wherever possible.

  • StreetVet started in 2016 with two vets and a backpack walking around London and is now an RCVS registered practice currently operating in 17 locations in the UK.
  • As well as London, we now have volunteer vets and nurses running outreach clinics on the street in the following areas: Brighton, Bournemouth, Birmingham, Plymouth, Cornwall, Bristol, Gloucester, Cambridge, Norwich, Reading, Southampton, Peterborough, Lincoln, Swansea, Glasgow and Aberdeen.
  • As much as possible, we try to work with other grass-root organisations, such as soup kitchens and day centres, offering support to the homeless.

Anything that can be done in the consulting room, StreetVet can do on the streets!

  • Sampling lumps, microchipping, dispensing medication, eye, ear and skin checks.
  • We also offer food, bedding, coats, collars, leads, and toys to our patients.
  • Where surgery or hospitalisastion is required, this is funded by StreetVet and arranged through a local vet practice that supports our work.
  • We also fund transportation to and from vet practices if needed, and we fund emergency boarding in specific situations, e.g. an owner being admitted to hospital.
  • We provide a 24 hour emergency support number to our clients so that they have access to veterinary support whenever their pet needs it.

Our volunteers run weekly hostel and day centre visits and we are working with hostels to offer them a package of veterinary support to enable them to accept pets and offer accommodation to a greater number of homeless people. We started the StreetVet Accreditation scheme in 2021, with our pilot hostel, DENS, and our goal for this year is to increase the scheme with a number of hostels interested in joining. StreetVet now has over 400 volunteers and 1,350 current patients, and we know that demand for our help will sadly increase over the coming year.

Find out more about StreetVet

Pets As Therapy

Pets As Therapy

We are a national charity founded in 1983 by Lesley Scott-Ordish. We enhance health and wellbeing in the community through the visits of trusted volunteers with their behaviourally assessed animals. We provide a visiting service in hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes, special needs schools and a variety of other venues all across the UK.

Our therapeutic visits:

  • Enhance lives in our communities by providing companionship and friendship and helps to tackle loneliness.
  • Improve the lives of people suffering from debilitating mental and physical health conditions and illnesses such as Autism, Dementia and Stroke by including animal assisted interventions as part of a holistic approach to treatment.
  • Improve literacy in children by developing their confidence, interest and enjoyment in reading through our read2dogs scheme.

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Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

From the moment we welcomed our first stray dog in 1860, we have been placing our animals at the heart of everything we do.

At our three centres, we take dogs and cats in regardless of their age, breed or medical condition and without any judgement. Our staff give each and every animal the specialised care they need, getting to know their characters and quirks so we can find them a new home that’s just right for them.

We learn so much caring for dogs and cats every day, and all the knowledge that we gather helps us to improve the lives of the animals we’ll never meet, through our work with other rescue organisations and charities at home and abroad.

In addition to the above, we use our expertise and voice to provide training and welfare advice to help owners best care for their pets, and we campaign for changes in the law when we see that dogs and cats or their owners deserve better.

We do all of this because we want to be here for every dog and cat, wherever they are, for as long as they need us.


Amazing Day Out

Amazing day out! My dog had the best day, there was so much space we didn't feel like their paws were getting on top of each other. My dog was relaxed and enjoyed the whole day lots of great treats and every dog was so lovely they all got along great which was amazing! Great drinks and food for us pawrents too. Can't wait for next year

Nikkita Drake


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