Support if you are homeless or fleeing domestic abuse

Support if you are homeless or fleeing domestic abuse

Dogs Trust provides support for dog owners who are homeless or fleeing domestic abuse through its Hope and Freedom Projects. 

Help if you are homeless or in housing crisis

Dogs Trust has been running its Hope Project for more than 25 years. If you are homeless, we can help with the cost of vet bills for your dog through our vet scheme. 

We also work with accommodation providers to support them in accepting and managing dogs, and have an online directory of dog-friendly accommodation across the UK. 

You can visit our Hope Project website here

Help if you are fleeing domestic abuse

Dogs Trust set up its Freedom Project in 2004, providing a vital dog fostering service for people fleeing domestic abuse and going into refuge or emergency accommodation. 

The service operates in Greater London & the Home Counties, Yorkshire, the North East and North West of England, and Scotland. 

If you would like more information on the Freedom Project, visit our website here


For advice and support on domestic abuse, contact Refuge’s free, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

You can also contact Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline on 0800 027 1234. In Wales, you can contact Welsh Women's Aid's Live Fear Free Helpline on 0808 80 10 800 and in Northern Ireland you can contact their 24-hour Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline on 0808 802 1414.