Asociación por los Derechos de Animales Abandonados
Association for the Rights of Abandoned Animals
CIF: G29463635

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Revised rules for dogwalkers

ADANA welcomes people who want to walk our dogs. We do however insist on certain rules for the welfare and protection of our dogs and for the safety of the public.

Only designated ADANA staff and volunteers may enter the pen area. They are easily identifiable by the red ADANA Tshirt. The designated volunteer will select a dog and hand it with lead to the walker, one dog per person, adults only to handle dogs. When walked, the dog must be handed back to the designated ADANA volunteer who will put it back in the pen.

Recently, these rules have been ignored by a few people and dogs have been returned to the incorrect pen. As dogs are carefully selected before being assigned a pen, it is of the utmost importance that they are not placed in the 'wrong' pen. Doing so can lead to fights and injuries.

We want as many of our dogs as possible to enjoy the experience of being walked in the fresh air so we prefer our volunteers, who know the dogs, to select the dog that is to be walked. This avoids the same dog being walked several times in one day, as has recently happened.

Our responsibility is primarily to the welfare and safety of our dogs and our rules are agreed by the Managing Board, staff and volunteers with this in mind. We are also mindful of our need to observe the safety rules as required by the relevant Spanish authorities.

We are confident that anyone who cares for dogs and their well-being will understand and abide by these rules