ADCH Membership – Become A Member

The ADCH promotes best practice in animal welfare for dogs and cats. Our members are dedicated to dog rescue & cat rescue.

Membership is open to charities and not for profit organisations of all sizes, regardless of scale or turn-over.

In the first instance organisations considering membership should contact the Association Manager and may then download an application form here.

Completed application forms for either category of membership should then be submitted to the Association Manager and once received will be dealt with as follows:

  • Full Membership – When the Association Manager receives an application for Full membership, the application will be assessed against the criteria set out in the Constitution and if appropriate a visit will be arranged so that at least two Full members of the Association, one of whom must be a Member of the Management Committee, can meet with the applicant at their location. The visiting members will assess the applicant organisation against the membership criteria and prepare a report which will then be presented to the Management Committee with a proposal and recommendation on whether or not to approve the application.
  • Associate Membership – When the Association Manager receives an application for Associate membership it will be assessed against the criteria set out in the Constitution and if appropriate put forward the application to the Management Committee for consideration. The committee shall, at its discretion, request further information, references and/or an inspection if deemed necessary, before determining an application.