Animal Welfare

Something we are extremely passionate about here at Digs for Dogs, for obvious reasons, is the welfare of animals.

Our Dog Home Boarding Service is built on the idea of providing a comfortable and safe environment for dogs whilst their owners are not around, and to this day we still stand by our company slogan “We care when you can’t be there!”We also know the importance of getting the right amount of exercise!

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Dog owners must ensure their pups get the daily exercise and socialisation they need to stay happy and healthy, but with today’s hectic lifestyles it can sometimes be difficult to fit that in. With the amount of households owning a dog growing each year, Digs for Dogs will continue to offer a helping hand to ensure our pooches get the fresh air and long daily walks they enjoy.

Recently it was reported that it could soon become the law in Germany to take your dog for a walk twice a day, for at least an hour in total!

Under the planned rules, dog owners will not be allowed to keep their dogs chained for long periods of time, or leave dogs alone the whole day.

Rules are also being devised to crack down on “puppy farms” by banning breeders from looking after more than three litters at any one time, and puppies will have to spend a minimum of four hours a day in human company to ensure they are properly socialised.

A draft of the new regulations has already been drawn up and could become law early next year. If passed, it will be up to the German states to enforce it. Watch this space…

This follows ‘Lucy’s Law’ which came into effect in the UK on 6th April 2020 and banned third party puppy sales.

‘Lucy’s Law’ means that anyone wanting to get a new puppy (or kitten) in England must now buy direct from a breeder, or consider adopting from a rescue centre instead. Licensed dog breeders are required to show puppies interacting with their mothers in their place of birth and if a business sells puppies or kittens without a licence, they could receive an unlimited fine or be sent to prison for up to six months.

On top of ‘Lucy’s Law’, the UK Government has committed to supporting tougher sentences for animal cruelty, raising maximum prison sentences from six months to five years, and has pledged to bring in new laws on animal sentience and to end excessively long journeys for live animals.


If you are out of the house for long periods of time, or your pup needs an extra run around, specific attention or medication, our dog walkers would be happy to help!

Contact us today for more information:

01204 895 355

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