Founded in 1891, Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. Their mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction. Through their nationwide network of rehoming centres they care for around 17,000 dogs each year. Dogs Trust Canterbury opened in 2001 and has 37 kennels, 2 of which are specially for puppies and their mums. The charity also run campaigns, education programmes and community projects to improve dog welfare.