Dogs have been important companions for humans for centuries. However in most countries, the welfare of dogs is still a significant problem waiting to be solved. The huge number of shelters and animal welfare organisations often struggle to keep up with the colossal number of abandoned dogs wandering our streets, looking for a better life.

This book intends to highlight and explain many of the factors affecting animal welfare and protection issues that relate to dogs with the aim of identifying what we have missed, what we misunderstand and what we just don’t do properly, in order to achieve real progress for the sake of our four-footed friends.

Attila Márton