Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK, caring for 17,000 stray and abandoned dogs every year across its network of 20 rehoming centres here and in Dublin.

Dogs Trust has received a incredible £1.9 Million from players. With this amazing funding, the charity is investing more into its rehoming centres, ensuring that all the dogs in its care continue to receive the very best treatment possible.

With the funds received thus far, Dogs Trust has already been able to add an extra pair of hands to almost all of its rehoming centres. These extra hands belong to Canine Carers, who are very special people who care for the dogs as if they were their own. They are crucial additions to the centres, doing everything from cleaning kennels to feeding pups; from taking them to the vet to playing with them in the compounds. They help keep the rehoming centres running like clockwork, ensuring the dogs feel at home and comfortable at the centres whilst they await their new homes.

The Canine Carers build a special bond with the dogs they care for. They gain the dogs' trust and bring them out of their shell to prepare them for their new forever homes.

One Canine Carer from Loughbrough said, "Seeing the dogs going off to their forever homes is extremely rewarding, and the feeling of happiness for them never gets old."

From Shrewsbury to Shoreham and Greater London to Glasgow, the majority of Dogs Trust's rehoming centres have already been bolstered by their new team members. Most importantly, there are now more hands to help with giving more cuddles and tummy rubs for all the homeless hounds waiting to find their forever home. Players of People's Postcode Lottery are truly brightening the lives of dogs across the UK!

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A trio of canine chums feel the benefits of having a new Dogs Trust Canine Carer