boxer puppy and tabby kitten

two rabbits

two guinea pigs




Contact: Sue Saville

Tel (01252) 705048; Mobile 07979 994772




CPL (Cats Protection League):


Battersea Dogs Home:

RAW (Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund):

International Dog Behaviour and Training Centre (IDBTC/formerly IABTC):

The Association of Pet Dog Trainers:

Institute for Animal Care Education (IACE):

The Cinnamon Trust:

PAT (Pets As Therapy):

Canine Hoopers:

Haslemere & District Dog Training Club (H&DDTC):

The Kennel Club:


Do you know which laws are relevant to you and your pet?

From April 2016 ALL dogs over the age of 8 weeks (in England) must be microchipped.

The Animal Welfare Act 2006: this Act has brought together and updated all of the main legislation that had existed since 1911, and introduced a welfare offence imposing a duty of care on any person responsible for an animal to take reasonable steps to ensure the needs of that animal are met.

The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005: Local Authorities were given the power to issue dog control orders on any open space, including failing to remove dog faeces, not keeping a dog on a lead and taking more than a specified number of dogs on to land.

The Control of Dogs Order 1992: Any dog in a public place must wear a collar with the name and address of the owner engraved or written on it or engraved on a tag.

The Road Traffic Act 1988: It is an offence to have a dog on a designated road without it being held on a lead.

Dangerous Dogs Act 1991: From October 2014 pet owners can be fined up to £20,000 if they fail to take steps preventing dog attacks.

Further information available from defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs):