The stories behind The Dog House

Welcome to Woodgreen, the leading pet charity that's home to Channel 4's The Dog House. Find out more about the pets we help, and the stories behind the matches on-screen.


Welcome to Woodgreen, home of Channel 4’s The Dog House

We’re honoured to give Channel 4 access to Woodgreen to see the work our handlers, vets, specialists and volunteers do every day to give animals another chance at life.

From specialist care at our Cambridgeshire centre to expert advice for owners, we help thousands of pets every year.

Helping Margot overcome her habit

Margot developed worrying behaviour because she wasn't getting the exercise she needed. We needed to help her overcome her problem and find her the right home.

Helping pets in need every day of the year


Dog walks taken every year by our rehoming staff and volunteers - that's 165 a day!


Animal checks completed by our vets every month. On top of that, they complete around sixty operations a week.


Pets taken in and cared for by our expert team in the last year. Alongside dogs and cats, we help rehome chickens, rabbits and rodents.

We believe every pet deserves a warm, safe, loving home. That’s why we never turn away an animal in need, and why we help even the most ‘difficult’ pets with personalised health or behavioural programmes until they’re ready to search for their forever home.

And we’re here for humans too – with advice, support and training to make you the best owner a pet could want.

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How we find the perfect owner

Our dogs, cats and small animals are a special bunch, and as rescues they've been through much more than your average pet. So when it comes to their next home, we're looking for much more than your average pet owner.

How we rehome

Donate to support our work

Every pet we support needs time, care and attention before they can recover and find the right home. We need your support now more than ever. Please help ensure we can continue to be there for pets and their people when they need us.

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How we help

Many of the animals we see at Woodgreen need urgent medical care, and extra patience and attention as we help them get used to humans, homes and other animals again. See how we help every pet in need.

How we help