Get involved!


With over 8 million dogs in the UK, the dog owning population accounts for approximately 25 percent of the British public, meaning that dog issues can have wide-spread voting appeal.

The way to keep politicians interested in canine welfare is to speak to them about your concerns on a particular issue (for example dog walking access, dangerous dogs, puppy farming etc) and ask for their help. You can do this via email, a letter or even a meeting.

The key is to keep their mailbags full with dog issues to ensure that as your elected representative, they keep up to date with the issues that are most important to you, their constituent.

If there is an issue you feel strongly about, write a letter to your parliamentary representative lending your support to one of our many campaigns and letting them know how they can help. Your emails and letters don't need to be long, in fact the shorter the better as politicians are very busy. By doing this you will be playing your part in keeping the welfare of dogs on the political agenda.

Contact your Parliamentary Representative:

  • MP - Write to: (name of MP), House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
  • MSP - Write to: (name of MSP), Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP
  • AM  - Write to: (name of AM), Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF99 1NA
  • MLA - Write to: (name of MLA), Parliamentary Buildings, Belfast, BT4 3XX
  • MEP - Write to: (name of MEP), Rue Wiertz, 1047 Brussels, Belgium
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Guide to letter writing (PDF)
Meeting advice with parliamentary representatives (PDF)

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