At Dogs Trust, we love all dogs. And though we want to be able to care for any dog whose owner has passed away or become seriously ill, there are some cases where this might not be possible. Unfortunately, we are unable to activate a Canine Care Card if your dog falls into one of the categories below:
· Extreme aggression - to protect the other dogs in our care, along with our staff and volunteers, we are unable to take in dogs that pose a danger to human life or other dogs in our care. This could be aggression issues or a contagious medical condition.
· Banned breeds - due to UK legislation, we are currently unable to take into our care any dog categorised as an index dog or any dog that has limitations imposed under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.
· Living overseas - the UK has managed to eradicate or control certain illnesses and diseases that impact the dog population. Therefore, to protect the dogs in our care, we are unfortunately unable to accept dogs currently living overseas and would recommend that you make local provision for your dog’s care.
Of course we know that dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and they all come with a different story. And we want to hear it! So if you are unsure whether your dog falls into one of these categories, please call us on 0207 837 0006 and our dedicated team will be more than happy to discuss this with you.