Friends of the Dogs Wales

Friends of the Dogs, Wales is committed to improving the welfare, well-being and re-homing opportunities for the stray and homeless dogs in Cardiff Dogs Home and South Wales.

 Our main aims are to promoted the dogs for re-homing and fund-raising to provide state of the art kennelling facilities for the homeless, stray and abandoned dogs within our community. Alongside our long term aims to modernise the kennels, we have developed an innovative and ambitious Kennel & Environment Enrichment Programme to improve and enhance the welfare and well-being of the resident dogs.

 With hundreds of dogs passing through the council pound every year, their paws really are in our hands as they embark on their journey of finding a new home. We are there to provide extra care and enrichment to make their journey a less stressful one and help them along their way. We promote and champion the dogs to give them the best chance of finding their forever home, as quickly as possible.

 In 2013 we built and opened our Sensory Garden, the first of its kind in any local authority pound. The garden is invaluable to the dogs that end up in Cardiff Dogs Home. It’s a safe space for them to be off-lead and burn off some of the energy they have whilst being in a kennel for up to 22 hours a day.

 We also provide funds for urgent and essential veterinary care, without which many of our dogs would face certain euthanasia.

 Friends of the Dogs, Wales has a strong focus on community inclusion and welcomes volunteers of all ages and abilities.


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With hundreds of dogs passing through the council pound every year, their paws really are in our hands as they embark on their journey of finding a new home.   

- Charli James, Volunteer
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