ADCH Membership – How to become a Member


Coronavirus Update – March 2020

Whilst we are still welcoming applications for Membership, the final stage of the process (external assessment), has been suspended to protect potential and existing Members, as well as our Assessors, we hope to be in a position to complete assessments for new members by the end of the summer.  We thank you for your understanding.


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

We offer two categories of membership: Full and Affiliate.

Details of both categories and criteria for membership can be found here.

To apply for Full Membership, please download an application form:

ADCH Application Form 2020 (electronic)

ADCH Application Form (print and post)

Please Contact Us if you wish to apply for Affiliate Membership.

Once received the Application will be handled by our Memberships Officer, in accordance with our Standard Operating Procedure #1 that can be read here.

If your application is approved, the Treasurer will invoice you for the membership fee. Please note that the membership fee is based on your organisation’s gross annual income and is charged on a pro-rata basis.

We look forward to receiving your membership application.