Happier dogs help make the world a happier place.
We’re on a mission to improve the lives of dogs across the United States – and around the world.
As Dogs Trust USA, we draw on a long history of dog expertise – We’re the affiliate organization of Dogs Trust – the UK’s leading dog welfare charity which was founded over 127 years ago.
Although we draw much of our expertise and experience from Dogs Trust in the UK, Dogs Trust USA is a separate non-profit entity, which aims to help as many dogs as possible in the United States though our grants program, to find loving homes, and to live happy and healthy lives, while also working closely with dog welfare organizations around the world to help dogs who are being exploited or suffering harm, and to transform the way people think about dogs around the world.
We are a registered 501(c)(3), and as such any gifts are tax deductible in accordance with IRS rules and regulations. Our EIN number is: 82-2390086.
Please contact Meredith Beck, Vice President of Development for more information on Dogs Trust USA.
MEET THE BOARD
Owen Sharp was appointed as the new President of Dogs Trust USA in July 2019. Owen was recently the Global CEO and Executive Director of the Movember Foundation based in Culver City, California. Before Movember, the largest funder of men’s health services and research which works closely with the Prostate Cancer Foundation in the USA, Owen was CEO at Prostate Cancer UK and Interim and Deputy CEO at Victim Support. He rebranded the Prostate Cancer Charity as Prostate Cancer UK, led a merger with Prostate Action, and launched the high-profile Men United campaign. Owen began his career in nursing in Glasgow, Scotland, going on to work in leadership roles in hospitals across the UK and was recently awarded an honorary doctorate by Glasgow Caledonian University. Animals have always been a big part of Owen’s life; he is a huge dog lover and lives in the UK with his wife and 5-year-old Labradoodle, Dixie.
“I have watched Dogs Trust go from strength to strength and be a much-respected force for good in the sector. I couldn’t be happier to have the opportunity to lead Dogs Trust USA and know that we can help and support partner organizations in the U.S. and around the world to save even more dogs’ lives in the future.”
Veronica has been a trustee of Dogs Trust since 2008. She has been a tireless campaigner for the organization and is often found surrounded by her four-legged friends.
Otherwise known as TV’s Rocky Mountain Vet, Dr Jeff is a Denver veterinarian with a passion for animal welfare. He travels across the United States with his mobile clinic, offering animal care to those who struggle to access it or can’t afford it.
After 10 years of private practice, Dr Susan moved on to follow her true passion of providing veterinary care and strengthening the human-animal bond in economically challenged areas of the world. She is now based in Austin, Texas and is Director of International Veterinary Consultants.
Helen led the set-up of Dogs Trust USA Inc. as a 501 c 3 nonprofit in the US between 2015-17. She is responsible for Dogs Trust USA’s operations, governance and compliance on behalf of the President and Board of Directors. Helen has worked for Dogs Trust, our affiliate organization in the UK, for six years and established their major gifts fundraising department in 2014. She now directs a Senior Team in the UK to grow annual income from trusts & foundations, corporate partnerships, philanthropy & special events. Helen is also a Non-Executive Director and a member of the Audit, Risk and Finance Committee at National Energy Action, a non profit aiming to tackle energy poverty. Helen is proud owner of Darcy, an eight year old rescue Cockapoodle.