Getting tails wagging, one dog at a time

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.



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.”