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Canine & Feline Sector Group


The Canine and Feline Sector Group (CFSG) is made up of influential organisations who advise Government on behalf of the sector on strategically important dog and cat health and welfare issues and standards.

​CFSG is a "not for profit" body which offers expert advice and recommendations with a unified and respected voice on dogs and cats from members including charities, the veterinary sectors and the pet industry.

Please do contact CFSG if you have any questions or wish to apply for membership.

 CFSG Mission Statement


"To represent the dog and cat sector comprising of the animal welfare organisations,veterinary and industry representatives working with enforcement and other agencies with the aim of improving the health and welfare of dogs and cats across England." 



Dog Walking Guidance Published

CFSG has signed up to the new Dog Walking Guidance which was agreed by our members at a recent meeting. A working group led by the Pet Industry Federation, the RSPCA and Dogs Trust set about drafting this guide after issues were raised about the numbers of dogs being walked at one time and how to ensure you chose a dog walker who will look after your pet safely.

The Working Group liaised closely with wider members of CFSG and also consulted those running dog walking businesses to ensure the guide is comprehensive and helpful. Currently dog walking as a business is unregulated but that may change in the future as more activities involving pets are coming under the new Animal Activity Licensing Regulations. 

The Guidance document can be found Dog Walking Guidance.pdf


Please contact if you have any questions.