ADCH Membership Process (Full Members)

Check Criteria and Submit Application Form Before applying check criteria here.  Submit your online application below and upload supporting documents (accounts for last 2 years and a copy of your constitution, or similar) and provide two your references

NOTE: We ask for contact details for two referees for your rescue, from rescues who currently hold ADCH membership. Where this is not possible you can ask other outside bodies such as your veterinary practice or  local authority.  Please ensure you gain their permission before providing us with their contact details.

Initial Approval to Progress We will acknowledge receipt of your application and present to the Trustee Board for their initial approval.
Assessment We will assign an ADCH Assessor to carry out an assessment against the Minimum Welfare and Operational Standards.  The ADCH Assessor will then contact you to arrange a mutually convenient time and date to carry out the assessment.
Post-Assessment The ADCH Assessor will go through the result of the assessment with you and a report and recommendation will be submitted to the Standards & Animal Welfare Committee (SAWC).  SAWC will consider the Assessors report and make a decision whether to approve your membership.
Approval of Membership We will advise of the decision made by SAWC and provide any feedback. If your application has been approved, we will issue an invoice for the membership fee (see current fee here). Your ADCH Certificate will be issued upon payment.  If your application has been declined you will be provided with feedback and details of our appeals process.

To apply for Full Membership, complete our online application form 

Please Contact Us if you wish to receive a hard copy of the application form or you wish to apply for Affiliate Membership.