Waltham Forest 4 Dogs is a community organisation that promotes responsible dog ownership and represents local dog owners’ voices, in particular when liaising with the London Borough of Waltham Forest council. We are a formalised constituted body with an elected committee.

We were founded in 2013, in response to the council’s lack of consultation with dog owners over proposed changes to the borough’s dog control orders. In our three-week campaign we gathered 520 petition signatures, and this led to consultation with the council over the DCOs. As a result, the DCOs that came into effect from January 2014 are fairer to responsible dog owners and well-behaved dogs than they might have been.

Get involved!

Waltham Forest 4 Dogs welcomes local dog owners to our thriving Facebook group. Here our 2,000+ members give each other advice and support, post about missing dogs, share lively debate, fun photos and more. We also hold regular Events, and we are on Twitter @WF4Dogs.


Waltham Forest 4 Dogs committee members are:

Chair – Sarah Mooney

Treasurer – Marita Keremezo

Fabien Ho

Claire Scott-Shala

Debbie Walker

Shannon Collins

Click here for our Constitution.

To contact any of the above, please email us: walthamforest4dogs@gmail.com.


Any complaints about Waltham Forest 4 Dogs should be made to the Chair by emailing: walthamforest4dogs@gmail.com.


Any advice and recommendations given on this website are as a general and informal guide only, taken from practical experience of community group Waltham Forest 4 Dogs’ members.

Any hyperlinks on this website that take you to third-party websites and businesses are provided for your reference and convenience only, and do not imply an endorsement of the material on the third-party sites or businesses or any association with the owners or operators of those sites.

This website does not control any of these third-party sites and is not responsible for their content.

You access and use the third-party websites and services at your own risk.


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No part of this website may be reproduced without written consent from the group.