To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to make provision for the introduction of national or local standards to oblige dog re-homing centres to make owners aware of any previous history of attacks on humans or other dogs by any dog being considered for re-homing.
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.