Charities & Causes

Dogstival is delighted to be supporting a number of selected charities and causes for our 2023 event.

Dogs Trust

Dogs Trust

Dogs Trust joins in the Dogstival fun!

Dogs Trust is excited to be at Dogstival this year, with its own one-stop Dogs Trust Village.

We will have information about some of our dogs currently looking for their new forever homes – from local rehoming centres in Salisbury, Newbury and Uxbridge, to those further afield across the UK.

Plus, if you fancy a look around your local rehoming centre, we will be offering virtual tours of our sites across the Dogstival weekend. You can also follow this up with a personal face-to-face tour at your local centre. Just speak to any of our team in the Dogs Trust Village to arrange this.

We will also have information about a range of services we provide, such as the popular Canine Care Card service, Dog School and Freedom and Hope Projects. We will also have various other activities and games going on across the weekend, to keep you, your family and your beloved dog entertained.  

So, if you are at Dogstival, please pop over to our Dogs Trust Village - we look forward to meeting you (and your dogs!). 

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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