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Dangerous Dogs

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL5602, 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 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.

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.