The EU Dog & Cat Alliance was launched in 2014. The Alliance currently represents over 90 organisations across the EU. Together we are working to improve companion animal welfare and build a better Europe for dogs and cats. Our membership encompasses veterinary organisations, rescue and rehoming organisations, and other organisations working to protect companion animal welfare. This gives the Alliance a unique set of expertise to coordinate and facilitate dialogue between the EU institutions (European Commission, Parliament and Council), civil societies, experts and other stakeholders.

We aim to:

  • Lobby the European Union institutions to introduce and improve EU legislation in relation to dogs and cats
  • Collaborate with other key stakeholders such as NGOs and other organisations working in the field of dog & cat health and welfare within the EU 
  • Provide a constructive platform for the sharing of information on dog and cat welfare issues between our members
  • Gather robust evidence on the dog and cat issues we work on and produce reports and briefings to support our position

Read the Alliance's position on the international rehoming of dogs and cats here.


To find out more about becoming a member of the Alliance, click here