There are four levels of membership within the Dog Welfare Alliance, each with their own logo. These are: organisation membership, professional membership, rescue membership, and public membership for dog owners and carers. Organizations and rescues can join for no charge. Members must sign the declaration in the section below to confirm that they use and promote only positive, compassionate methods with dogs.

On joining the Dog Welfare Alliance you will receive a .jpg file of the logo that shows your level of membership.

Professional, organization and rescue members can have their photo, logo and web link on the relevant page on this website. Please send a photo or logo as a .jpg file, and a link to your website or public Social Media page to if you would like to be included on the website.

How to join

Please copy and paste the following into an email and send it to: once you have paid your membership fee on this page. Your DWA logo will then be sent as an attachment in our reply to your email.


I hereby declare my intention to use only compassionate, positive training methods with the dogs in my care, whether these are my own dogs or those belonging to other people.

I agree to avoid the use of all training aids which cause discomfort, distress or pain to dogs. These include, but are not limited to, physical force, shock collars and fences, prong collars, aversive sprays, spray collars, choke (check) chains, leash jerking and noise aversives.

I declare my intention to do all I can to act in the best interests of dog welfare.

If you would like to make a donation to help rescue dogs, our PayPal address is .

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