All Dogs Matter is a registered dog rescue and rehoming charity established in 2009 that works in and around London to transform the lives of unwanted and abandoned dogs. We also rehome dogs from overseas. Our small, dedicated team matches each dog with the right new owner, ensuring that it will be safe, cared for and loved for the rest of its life. The dogs that come into our care are strays, from local authority pounds or simply dogs whose owners no longer can or want to keep them.
Our approach to rehoming dogs combines the use of foster homes and kennels to care for dogs before they find their forever homes. Our foster carers are experienced dog lovers who often have dogs of their own and are dedicated to helping our dogs get back to a happy, healthy life. Many of our dogs are placed in foster homes so they can be assessed before rehoming.
Unfortunately, there is a growing demand for our rescue services in the current climate, as more and more unwanted dogs find themselves in need of new homes. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic a total of 3.2 million UK households acquired a pet, and in London dog ownership increased by 84% (Pet Food Manufacturers' Association) meaning that many more dogs are at risk of needing new homes if it doesn’t work out. We have seen a significant rise in the number of elderly and ill dogs needing to be rehomed and, increasingly, popular breeds including Cockapoos, Pugs and French Bulldogs are being traded multiple times online and ending up in rescues centres when there is a medical issue which the owner is not prepared to deal with. All Dogs Matter often ends up footing medical bill caused by irresponsible ownership and breeders.
In 2021 All Dogs Matter rescued and rehomed over 330 dogs in and around London and reunited 8 dogs with their owners. We also funded vital veterinary treatment – in the last 12 months we spent £46,894 on vets bills which amounts to 11.4% of our income. We expect this figure to rise as increasingly many more older dogs or dogs with medical issues are sadly entering our shelter.