The current Aims and Objectives are not limited. We envisage adding to the lists below as the popularity of the Trust increases and as government legislations on animal welfare are adapted or introduced.
Working closely with other Pet support agencies, National and local Government departments and National and local Community Groups, the Pet Education Trust pledges to campaign in order to improve, inform and educate all current pet owners and potential pet owners within the UK on responsible pet ownership by:-
• Promoting and protecting all forms of responsible pet ownership for the public good;
• Raising awareness of pet owner’s rights;
• Promoting public support for responsible pet ownership;
• Promoting the education of pet owners in their responsibilities under the Animal Welfare Act;
• Representing all pet owners interests at local, national and international level;
• Promoting and supporting research into the factors affecting responsible pet ownership;
• Advancing public education relating to responsible pet ownership leading to an improved quality of life for pets;
• Promoting pet aware communities
In order to achieve this, the Pet Education Trust will advise pet owners on the following:-
• Responsible breeders scheme to inform potential owners of good breeders who don’t participate in puppy farming practices.
• Responsible rescue and re-homing centres.
• Responsible animal trainers and behaviourists.
• Responsible pet professionals – manufacturers, retailers, groomers, kennels, catteries and colleges.
• Pet Ownership Community projects working with local authorities and schools.
• Pet Welfare and Responsible Pet Ownership information and literature for any pet owner or potential pet owner including correct feeding, good training techniques, acceptable manners in a public place, health awareness and family safety around pets and animals.
• Youth Education courses – REAP (Recreational Education for Animals and People – a course devised to introduce ‘status dogs’ as pets and not weapons to educate vulnerable groups)
• Which Pet for Me – an online programme to check the compatibility of a potential pet owner’s lifestyle with the most suitable type and breed of pet for their circumstances.