狗在租赁住宿

German Shepherd Dog sitting indoors by a fireplace

狗窝俱乐部believes that people living in rented accommodation should have the legal right to keep their dogs with them. We believe that no-pet clauses on tenancy agreements are unnecessary and unfairly punish responsible pet owners.

Background and proposals

租赁住宿的禁区条款是人们放弃狗的第二个最突出的原因,每年有200只狗拯救或重新击退中心作为房东限制的直接结果。法国,比利时,德国和瑞士等国家已经对租用住宿的宠物禁止毯子限制。目前,尽管英国有超过450万私人租赁家庭,但拥有宠物的所有家庭近一半的私人租赁户,只有7%的房东宣布他们的财产。

The Dogs and Domestic Animals (Accommodation and Protection) Bill, brought forward by Andrew Rosindell MP, proposed that owners of dogs or other domestic animals should have the right to have their pet live in their rented home, provided they are able to demonstrate responsibility and care for the animal. Under the proposed legislation, pet owners would be required to prove that they are responsible owners by, for example, obtaining a certification from a veterinarian prior to moving in to confirm that they have a healthy, well-behaved animal and are considered to be a responsible owner. Pets would also be required to be fully vaccinated, microchipped and responsive to basic training commands.

Current legislation and plans

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Governmentannounced a new model tenancy agreementto help responsible tenants with well-behaved pets secure leases more easily. Under the newmodel tenancy agreement布兰科,房东将不再能问题t bans on pets and consent for pets will be the default position. Should the landlord object, they must do so in writing within 28 days of a written pet request from a tenant and provide a good reason – such as in smaller properties or flats where owning a pet could be impractical. Tenants will still have a legal obligation to repair or cover the cost of any damage to the property.

Those with assistance dogs and service animals must not be refused as tenants by landlords – doing so is discrimination and could be illegal.

狗窝俱乐部’s position

We believe it is vital that those living in rented accommodation are able to have their pets living with them. With rental accommodation restrictions one of the biggest causes of dogs being take to rescue centres or rehomed, the new Model Tenancy Agreement and the proposed Bill are both important steps towards reducing the number of abandoned dogs each year.

As well as this, pet ownership has numerous positive health and social benefits. Daily exercise and the companionship provided by owning a dog improves mental, physical and emotional health, saving the NHS an estimated £2.45 billion annually1。重要的是,宠物主人没有与宠物分开,这样他们就可以继续享受狗所有权的好处。

No-pet clauses in social accommodation also has a deeply cruel impact on the homeless, with many relying on the support and companionship provided by their dog whilst living on the street. It has been estimated that over three quarters of the largest local authorities in London do not allow all their tenants to keep a dog2。如果无家可归者因物业的禁令条款而减少住宿提供,他们将被告知他们故意使自己无家可归,然后拒绝进一步的住房援助。这也提出了关于影响禁止宠物条款和残忍分离政策可能对心理健康产生的影响的担忧。

虽然我们了解房东可能对财产损失有关,但我们认为培训可能是一个重要的解决方案:我们鼓励狗主人负责并培训他们的狗,包括狗窝俱乐部好的公民狗计划等方案。www.w88.com

Depending on the local authority, animal breeding is currently not allowed in rented social accommodation. The proposed Dogs and Domestic Animals (Accommodation and Protection) Bill could allow breeders to continue breeding pets in rented accommodation which would help to fulfil current high levels of domestic demand, which in turn would address other demand-related issues such as puppy smuggling and illegal importation.

As an alternative to ‘no pet’ clauses, we would encourage landlords to look to solutions such as theGood Citizen Dog Schemefor dog owners and狗窝俱乐部保证育种者计划为希望养殖狗的人提出高标准,并确保在繁殖一个垃圾之前检查它们。

Get involved

如果您对您的议会代表贷款给您的支持,请写一封信给您的议会代表one of our many campaignsand letting them know how they can help. Your emails and letters don't need to be long, in fact, the shorter the better as politicians are very busy. By doing this you will be playing your part in keeping the welfare of dogs on the political agenda.

Our guide to letter writing
Writing to your Member of Parliament at Westminster (MP), Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP), Welsh Assembly Member (AM), or Northern Ireland Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) will inform individual politicians about important campaigns and therefore enable pressing issues to be taken up in parliament much more effectively.

While we know that it is much easier simply to copy a letter and send it off, your parliamentary representative is far more likely to take notice if you write your own letter. Use the guideline below to draft your own letter:

[YOUR HOUSE NUMBER AND STREET]
[TOWN]
[COUNTY]
[POST CODE]

[EMAIL ADDRESS]

[PHONE NO.]


[政治家的名字]
[PARLIAMENT OR ASSEMBLY ADDRESS]
[DATE]

Dearxxxxxxx.

Paragraph 1: Why you are writing
The first paragraph of your letter should always introduce your concerns to your parliamentary representative. For example:
“我写信给你关于问题[插入主题]那to ask that you support The Kennel Club’s campaign to...’
(This information can be found onthe relevant campaign page of our website。)

Paragraph 2: What you want to change
Kennel Club的网站上的每个广告系列的页面都概述了该组织的官方立场以及正在尝试和推动变革的事情。该信息可以作为讲述议会代表的指导方针,该代表需要修改现有立法。

如果您正在撰写以请求您的议会代表支持特定问题的狗窝俱乐部,您可能希望沿着以下措辞中的某些信息作为段落的介绍:

“肯尼俱乐部以英国的成千上万的狗主人来说是一种声音。狗窝俱乐部提出了与狗相关的事宜的广泛专业知识和经验,提出以下......“

…then write a bullet-point list into your letter.

Paragraph 3: Why these changes are necessary
Providing politicians with evidence will demonstrate that your concerns are valid. Use facts and figures to support your argument, and describe any personal experiences that you may have had to make your case even more powerful.

第4段:行动点
Tell your parliamentary representative the line of action that you wish them to take on this matter. This could be taking the matter up with their party, raising the issue in parliament, signing an EDM or supporting a specific Bill. If you are unsure what to write in this paragraph,联系Kennel Club的公共事务团队for advice.

Paragraph 5: Signing off
请求回复。您可能还希望安排面对面的会议进一步讨论该问题。然后剩下的就是签字:

‘I look forward to hearing from you.
此致,
[INSERT YOUR NAME]’

Once you have received a reply
To help keep us up-to-date on which politicians are aware/supportive of our campaigns, please photocopy or summarise the response you receive and send it to usby emailor by post to: The Kennel Club Public Affairs, 1-5 Clarges Street, Piccadilly, London, W1J 8AB.

If your parliamentary representative has agreed to meet with you, read our guide to a successful meeting with parliamentary representatives below.
我们与议会代表成功会面的指南
在威斯敏斯特(MP),苏格兰议会(MSP),威尔士大会成员(AM)或立法大会(MLA)的北爱尔兰成员(MLA)的议员的外科将是使他们意识到的最有力的方式按下犬的问题,使他们能够更有效地在议会中占据议会。

Most parliamentary representatives hold surgeries where constituents can meet them face to face. Sometimes notices of surgeries appear in local newspapers, but if not you can contact your MP, MSP, AM or MLA’s office directly to book your appointment in advance.

Five steps to success

  1. Preparation is key.列出要与您的议会代表讨论的问题/主题领域。www.w88.com与事实和数字一起武装,以支持您的论点。您还应该采取记事本和笔来编写任何重要点以供参考
  2. 直接。Introduce yourself and what you are there to discuss. State your concerns clearly, countering any opposing points that they may make. Do not become emotional – you will make a stronger argument by being calm and reasonable throughout
  3. 倾听并建设性地回复。Once you have made your position, allow your MP/MSP/AM/MLA to present you with his/hers. Listen carefully for areas of agreement and disagreement, always be positive and try to ask questions that will probe their personal viewpoint rather than that of their party
  4. Be aware of time.Stick to the issue and try not to get sidetracked into general debate - you will have a limited amount of time with him/her and it is important to make sure you get across all the points you wish to make
  5. 在会议结束时和超越......Thank them for the meeting, summarise your discussion and outline the steps you can take going forward. Let them know that they can contact you in the future to discuss the issue further.
谢谢您的信,总结您的访问以及您的MP / MSP / AM / MLA提供的任何操作,请跟进会议。您也可以在一个月后再次联系他们,看看已经取得了什么进展。这也将有助于将问题保持在他们的脑海中。

有关详细信息或建议,请在020 7518 1020或者致电联系Kennel Club公共事务部门或by email
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