Canine Care Card - Please Look After My Dog

18 CommentsFriday, 22 September 2017  |  D for Dog

Have you ever wondered what would happen to your dog if you were no longer around? Many responsible pet owners know that they need to make provisions for their canine friends to be properly looked after.

Many people worry about what would happen if they were to die before their dog. Thankfully, Dogs Trust is on hand to ease this worry.

Canine Care Card scheme

Where would your best friend be without you?

The Canine Care Card scheme is a free service that gives you peace of mind, knowing that Dogs Trust will care for your dog(s) if you pass away before they do. 

Dogs Trust treat every one of their dogs like a beloved family pet and ensure that they get all the loving care they need until they can find them a new home.

If you pass away and you had registered as a Canine Care Card holder, Dogs Trust will arrange to bring your dog(s) to one of their rehoming centres. Once there, they will be examined by a vet and cared for by dedicated, trained staff who will try to match your dog with new owners.

The handy wallet-sized card acts in a similar way to an organ donor card and notifies people of your wishes for your dog(s), should anything happen to you. Don't forget to let friends and family know that you have joined the scheme so they are aware of your plans should anything happen to you. It is also a good idea to include your wishes in your Will.

How to join the Canine Care Card scheme

To request an application form or find out more, please call Dogs Trust Supporter Relations team on 020 7837 0006, email them or download the application form.

Please visit Canine Care Card scheme.

Give more dogs a brighter future

Many people who join the Canine Care Card scheme also decide to leave Dogs Trust a gift in their Will, as a way of saying thank you for securing the future of their canine companion. Gifts in Wills are crucial to Dogs Trust as they account for over a third of their income and help support schemes like this and to save the lives of countless dogs.

If you would like to remember Dogs Trust in your Will, there are three main types of gift you can make.

Find out more here Leaving a gift in your Will.

Your kind support will allow your love of dogs to live on and save lives long into the future.


Susan Marr
Friday, 1 December 2017  |  15:13

Absolutely brilliant idea


Carol Carter
Wednesday, 6 April 2022  |  14:31

I wish to apply for a canine care card please


David Snashalll
Wednesday, 8 January 2020  |  19:52

i wish to apply for canine care card


D for Dog
Wednesday, 8 January 2020  |  20:12

Hi David, please use the link in the article, above.


Robert Godsell
Wednesday, 18 August 2021  |  20:15

Would like to know more about the Dog Trust card.
How to join?
How much does it cost?


D for Dog
Thursday, 19 August 2021  |  8:37

Hi Robert, please contact Dogs Trust directly. Links are in the article :-)


Victoria Jeanette Warren
Friday, 24 September 2021  |  15:38

I would like to know more about this scheme


D for Dog
Friday, 24 September 2021  |  15:55

Please see the links above in the article.


Alex Martin
Thursday, 30 September 2021  |  13:51

I would like to find out more and get a card please


D for Dog
Thursday, 30 September 2021  |  13:59

Please see the links above in the article.


Michelle Ogle
Monday, 14 February 2022  |  14:52

Id like to apply for a card


D for Dog
Monday, 14 February 2022  |  14:56

Please contact Dogs Trust directly. Links are in the article :-)


Eileen Barnett
Thursday, 10 February 2022  |  15:40

I would like to find out more and maybe get card


D for Dog
Thursday, 10 February 2022  |  15:45

Please contact Dogs Trust directly. Links are in the article :-)


Brian McCue
Wednesday, 23 February 2022  |  16:43

I would like to apply for one of your cards as I would love my little dog to be looked after well.


D for Dog
Wednesday, 23 February 2022  |  20:19

Please contact Dogs Trust directly. Links are in the article above :-)


Dawn Littler
Tuesday, 15 March 2022  |  12:34

Wish to apply for canine card so that I have peace of mind that my dog is looked after once I pass away. Tried a few times and the site will not allow me in on line. Hoping that this will work. My Westie molly is 11


D for Dog
Tuesday, 15 March 2022  |  13:53

Sorry Dawn, we are nothing to do with this scheme so we can't help. You will need to contact Dogs Trust.

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