Is your dog trying to tell you something?

We’re calling on all dog owners to take 10 minutes to let us know how their dog has been coping since the pandemic began. Your answers will help us ensure we’re doing all we can to help the nation’s pooches get back on their paws. Ready to start?

Fill in the survey

The response from dog lovers like you has been amazing, far greater than expected! If you find yourself in the queue unable to proceed, paws for now and come back later as your response is so important. Thank you for your support.

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The pandemic has changed everything for all of us – including our dogs. Our dogs are so used to being at home with us that even going back to work could have a damaging impact on them. Grab a cuppa and join countless others in taking 10 minutes to fill out the National Dog Survey to help keep our precious pooches happy.

About the survey

The National Dog Survey is a moment for all owners to unite for the happiness of their dogs. As our dogs begin to adjust to the new normal, we’re here to help. That’s why we need you to be your dog’s voice and tell us what they need.

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  • Fill in the survey

    It only takes 10 minutes, and there are no wrong answers because it’s all about you and your dog.  

  • Get the results

    We’ll get back to you with the results of the survey, with some tips to help your dog adjust to the new normal.

  • Spread the word

    We’re calling on all dog owners to get involved. So next time you’re on your walkies, tell everyone about the National Dog Survey. 

Is your dog trying to tell you something?

Take our National Dog Survey today!

Frequently asked questions

  • The National Dog Survey is a UK-wide survey run by Dogs Trust. The Covid-19 pandemic is bringing new and unforeseen challenges for dogs and their owners, and the responses given in this survey will help ensure we’re providing the right services to meet the changing needs of both dogs and owners.

  • Recent research revealed that almost half of first-time lockdown owners already regret buying a dog. We are increasingly seeing evidence of behaviours that indicate stress and anxiety in dogs, and we anticipate a huge rise in the number of abandoned dogs. This study will help us better understand dogs – and their relationships with their owners – so we can provide the best possible help and support.

  • By taking part, you are helping form a picture of dog ownership across the UK, and of what support is needed to keep those relationships healthy and fulfilled as we move back to ‘normal’ life. That way, we can stop more dogs from being abandoned or given up over the coming months.

    To give us the full picture, we’d love every dog owner – not just those who have recently got a dog or those who are experiencing problems – to take part. 

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Discover everything you need to know about the National Dog Survey - from how it helps dogs to what we'll do with your data. 

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Help us better understand dogs - and their relationships with their owners - so we can provide the best possible help and support.