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Warning issued on unlicensed puppy breeders

Warning issued on unlicensed puppy breeders

25 August 2020
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The Public Protection Partnership would like to remind residents who are considering purchasing puppies to do their research and make clear and informed decisions about any new addition to your family.


Lucy’s Law, introduced in April this year, means that anyone wanting to get a new puppy or kitten in England must now buy direct from a breeder, or consider adopting from a rescue centre instead.


Licensed dog breeders are required to show puppies interacting with their mothers in their place of birth.

Be cautious of sellers who want to:

  • Meet in public locations
  • Apply pressure to meet or purchase their puppies
  • Have excuses why you can't meet the puppy with its mother


If you are a breeding puppies for sale then contact us to discuss licensing requirements.


You can report any concerns regarding the sale of puppies or the welfare of the animals to: licensing@wokingham.gov.uk

Public Protection Partnership

The Public Protection Partnership (PPP) is a shared service delivering Environmental Health, Licensing and Trading Standards to over 450,000 people and 10,000 businesses on behalf of three authorities (Partners): Bracknell Forest Council, West Berkshire Council and Wokingham Borough Council.

These services encompass a wide range of areas of responsibility from environmental protection to fair trading, food safety to animal health, housing standards to taxi licensing, and more. Visit the PPP website for more details


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