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Our Mission

Mission Statement
To promote the protection, security and welfare of dogs from the threat of dog theft by the provision of advice, information and education, leading to a reduction in the incidents of dog theft, thereby avoiding unnecessary suffering and distress to dogs and their owners.

Dog Theft Action registered as a charity on 7th August 2006.

To provide vital information to the victims of dog theft to assist them in their search for their stolen/missing dog.

To promote responsible dog ownership so that incidence of dog thefts are reduced

To act a catalyst bringing together all agencies involved in the canine world that could have a potential impact on this issue.

To draw public attention to dog theft in its many forms

To encourage the setting up a national database of lost stolen and found dogs

To encourage the implementation of adequate security measures wherever dogs are kept

To encourage all agencies dealing with deceased, stray or injured dogs to scan for microchips & check for tattoos in order to assist owners in their search for their missing pets and to obtain information regarding their whereabouts

To encourage permanent identification [microchipping and tattooing] on a national scale and the annual checking of microchips and regular cleaning of tattoos

To ensure public understanding of the law where it refers to stray dogs i.e. when a stray dog is found it must be reported to the dog warden/police as soon as possible

To encourage vets to scan all new dogs, routinely

To encourage all local authorities to invest in scanning equipment and use appropriately and correctly on stray and deceased dogs

To ensure that missing/stolen dogs are logged as such – not as missing/stolen property

To encourage the police to obtain scanning equipment and to register ALL reported lost dogs immediately onto a national database

To encourage the police to register ALL found dogs and their whereabouts immediately onto a national database

To encourage rescue and welfare centres to scan every dog that comes onto their premises even those dogs gifted to the centre for re-homing.



The UK's National Lost Pet Microchip database and Lost Pet & Found Pet Reunification service. We are here to help stem the rising tide of dog theft and rural crime in the Thames Valley area. With thanks to Dogs Trust for their support. The UK’s largest organisation dedicated to protecting and promoting the health and welfare of all dogs. DTA is pleased to support Pet Theft Awareness, a campaign which highlights the danger faced by owners of all pets and horses. Please support them! With thanks to Our Dogs for their support.