Welcome to the official website for Dogs on the Streets, a voluntary ran and not-for-profit charity dedicated to the welfare of dogs belonging to the UK’s homeless community.

Headed up by Michelle Clark who prior to the launch of DOTS back in 2016 had already been running a street outreach programme for 6 years, tending to the needs of the homeless with dogs, she steadily built up a strong rapport and in depth knowledge of their true needs.

Via Michelle’s extensive work in this area, the true inspiration for DOTS came in the waggy tailed shape of a very special street dog called Poppy who changed Michelle’s life forever. Poppy’s homeless dad was taken very ill and having heard about Michelle’s work made contact to see if she could help with Poppy’s welfare while he moved into accommodation to try and better his health. Michelle took Poppy on, welcoming her into her family (including numerous other furbabies!) like one of her own. And it was this bond that was formed with Poppy that sparked the desire in Michelle to do even more than she was for the homeless doggy owning community, to provide a more permanent and regular service. 

 

Fast forward to now and DOTS operates weekly in London as well as running regular services in other major UK cities with a view to expand even further.

 

With a fully equipped mobile veterinary surgery vehicle allowing ease of access to dogs in need, DOTS ensures all the essential items and services are provided for free each and every week. From food provisions to new harnesses and leads plus training and grooming sessions. 

 

Michelle has been involved in a number of cases where she has been successful in getting homeless people and their dogs off the streets for good and hopes to do more of this in the future, because every body, human or canine, deserves a roof over their heads

Meet our Team

Michelle Clark
FOUNDER

Michelle Clark who prior to the launch of DOTS back in 2016 had already been running a street outreach programme for 6 years

Louise Collins
CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Louise qualified from Royal Dick Veterinary College in 1998 and had her own practice for over 20 years.
 

 "Animals have always been a major part of my life and I believe the human - animal bond deserves recognition and support which is why volunteering for DOTS is a privilege."

The Inspiration Behind D.O.T.S

Via Michelle’s extensive work in this area, the true inspiration for DOTS came in the waggy tailed shape of a very special street dog called Poppy who changed Michelle’s life forever. Poppy’s homeless dad was taken very ill and having heard about Michelle’s work made contact to see if she could help with Poppy’s welfare while he moved into accommodation to try and better his health. Michelle took Poppy on, welcoming her into her family (including numerous other furbabies!) like one of her own. And it was this bond that was formed with Poppy that sparked the desire in Michelle to do even more than she was for the homeless doggy owning community, to provide a more permanent and regular service. 

Our Veterinary Vehicle

December 2017 with the cold setting in Dogs On The Streets received a very generous gift of a custom made mobile veterinary vehicle. 
Receiving this amazing gift instantly enabled a safe & clean environment for all the street dogs and their owners to be seen by one of our vet teams we have based across the UK.
The vet vehicle enables voluntary ran  first hand care and support and is equipped to provide vaccinations, basic medical care, biopsies and blood tests with results in 5 minutes.
Regular flea and worm treatment is also provided along with weight management from our excellent veterinary nurses.
The warm vet vehicle ensures a safe environment for the dogs to receive free vet care and enable support for the owners.
In January 2018 DOTS became a registered veterinary practice which ensures a high standard of service of veterinary care to the street dogs throughout the UK.

DOTS London | Copyright 2018 | All Rights Reserved

Registered Charity Number: 1182323

Dogs On The Streets is a Not For Profit Company Limited by Guarantee – 10847960.

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