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Sadly like many other charities across the UK, we are completely full with dogs at our kennels and in foster homes. Due to the rehoming crisis in this country, we are currently very limited as to the dogs we can take in. 

This is largely the result of a huge increase in dog breeding and ownership across lockdown, and the sharp decrease in demand for dogs now. We are hearing from many owners who don’t research or misunderstand the reality of pet ownership, and need us to take in their new pets that are most often purchased online. Breeders are unable to sell litters of puppies, and they are abandoned.  Due to this sharp increase in careless breeding, many more puppies are born with, or develop, health and behavioral issues that owners and breeders don’t want to, or cannot manage. We are seeing many more dogs in need of veterinary treatment, each dog that comes in to us costs us on average of £1000. This trend has had a huge impact on our funding and our capacity to take in more dogs.

We are now seeing popular breeds, like Frenchie Billy pictured here, being abandoned. Although Frenchies can have health issues associated with their breed, we vet check and provide necessary surgery for dogs in our care. Please consider adopting a Frenchie – they can make such wonderful pets! We have never known dog abandonment to be this high.

Thanks to your ongoing support we can continue to be there for the dogs that need us. 


The Great Hampstead Bark Off

The Bark Off is BACK!

It’s back! The Great Hampstead Bark Off will be taking place on Parliament Hill Cricket Pitch, Hampstead Heath on Sunday 14 July 2024 from 11am – 4pm.

Join us for a day of dog-filled fun, with our legendary dog show featuring six categories for you to enter, celebrity judges and a variety of stalls offering canine and human delights.

As there are a limited number of spaces in each category, please book your entries early to avoid disappointment.

Our categories are: Golden Oldie, Miss Hampstead Heath, Best Rescue, Mr Hampstead Heath, Best International Rescue and Waggiest Tail

Book your entries at the link below before we sell out!

Headline sponsor: Scrumbles

Supporting sponsor: Osbornes Law

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Appeal for Foster Carers

At All Dogs Matter we work hard to make our kennels as comfortable as possible, but some dogs struggle in this environment, particularly older and or unwell dogs. Therefore, foster carers are incredibly important in helping provide dogs with the extra attention and stability they need in this turbulent period of their lives. Foster homes also free up valuable kennel spaces so we can make room for more dogs in need so they aren’t at risk of euthanasia.

To be an All Dogs Matter foster carer you need to:

  • Ideally have had previous experience owning a dog and be confident with handling them
  • Be based in North/North West London postcodes or surrounding Essex areas
  • Be at home for some of the day and not leave the dog alone for more than two hours (we can’t consider you as a foster carer if you work full time as lots of our dogs suffer with separation issues)
  • Offer an adult only home or home with children aged 14+
  • Have direct access to a secure private garden as many of our dogs can be nervous and need a safe space to explore by themselves
  • Have your own transport – to take your foster dog to vet appointments

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Support our rescue and rehoming work

Support an All Dogs Matter dog from £5 a month

£5 Would help feed a dog for one day

£10 Would pay for one night’s stay in a warm kennel

£100 Would pay for a dogs vaccinations and microchip

£150 Would pay for a dog to be neutered or spayed

£200 Would pay for a dog’s x-ray to investigate any serious injuries


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