Dogs Friends is a local shelter, in Somerset, for dogs of all ages. It is run by Rosemary Peacock and her fabulous team of volunteer helpers and foster families.

I recently met Rosemary at a local dog show where she was raising money for the charity. As some of you know, I have a soft spot for all things four-legged and furry and so it was my pleasure to offer to photograph dogs that are in need of forever homes and also those, who cannot be re-homed, and are in need of sponsors, so that they can remain in the foster care they are used to.

Today we had a litter of eight adorable puppies, whose mum had been found abandoned in the Brecon Beacons. Dogs Friends rescued her not knowing she was expecting. Here they are being super gorgeous and so well behaved too.

Eight collie cross puppies from the same litter
A litter of eight collie cross puppies

Later that day, and over the following two days, we had a variety of adult woofers in of varying ages. The puppies are undeniably cute, but the senior woofers need and deserve love and care too. You can click on the senior dogs’ photos to view them bigger and read a little bit about their circumstances.

More foster carers are always needed as there are very limited kennel facilities for the dogs until they find their forever home. Amongst other things, the foster carer assesses the dog’s ability to cope with everyday family life and situations. Are they suitable to be re-homed with other dogs or cats or even children? A fosterer provides all the daily needs for the dog as if it were their own: feeding, walks, training, healthcare and affection. Dogs Friends will cover all veterinary costs for any treatment at their own vets. If you think you could help out by volunteering or dog walking, do get in touch with Rosemary on any of the links in this post or at the Dogs Friends Facebook Page.