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Dangerous Dogs

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL5601, tabled on 24 February 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to make provision for the introduction of national or local standards to regulate the re-homing of dogs which could pose a risk to their new owners.

Answered on

9 March 2017

Many dog rehoming centres are members of the Association for Dogs & Cats Homes (ADCH) which has minimum standards in regard to the responsible re-homing of dogs and cats. The Government has no proposals to introduce additional obligatory regulatory standards. I would encourage anyone thinking of acquiring a dog from a re-homing centre to approach a member of the ADCH first.