Vision and Mission

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A Europe in which every dog is identified and registered, and has a responsible and well-informed owner, thus preventing overpopulation, abandonment and mistreatment.


CAROdog promotes dog responsible ownership both at the institutional level and among citizens, through this website, working groups and public events. CAROdog aims to collate, generate and disseminate reliable knowledge about dogs in Europe, focusing on canine overpopulation and on all resulting animal welfare problems.

CAROdog supports the establishment of mandatory Identification and Registration (I&R) of companion animals and opposes the killing of healthy dogs for overpopulation control.
An effective strategy should be based on:

  • public information and education, including trainings of professionals
  • EU-wide animal identification & registration and traceabillity
  • preventive veterinary care
  • systematic birth control programs according to the individual country’s needs