Assistance dogs registered with the following accredited organisations are welcome to visit Wild Place when accompanied by and under the control of their owners.
- Canine Partners
- Dog AID
- Dogs for Good
- Guide Dogs
- Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
- Medical Detection Dogs
- Support Dogs
- The Seeing Dogs Alliance
These are all member organisations associated with Assistance Dogs UK (ADUK). All ADUK dogs adhere to the highest health, behaviour/training and welfare standards as set out by Assistance Dogs International and the International Guide Dogs Federation. It is essential that we are able to guarantee such standards, to fulfil our biosecurity regulations, which is part of our Zoo Licencing requirements, and this is why we do not permit access to animals not registered with one of the above organisations.
Assistance dogs will be required to wear an identifying harness, jacket or lead slip at all times whilst on the premises. Please be aware entrance for a dog will be refused if identification cannot be provided.
Please note there are certain areas where assistance dogs may not enter. A guide map will be issued on arrival indicating the areas where assistance dogs may not enter. A link to this map is included below.
Access to all animal walkthrough exhibits is not permitted due to biosecurity regulations.
Access is restricted near to the enclosures of species where there is known experience of visualisation of dogs causing distress.
On arrival, owners will be asked to complete a disclaimer to verify the health of their assistance dog, acknowledge they have received and understand the map indicating the areas where assistance dogs may not enter, and agree to keep their assistance dog under close control. A link to this disclaimer is included below. This disclaimer is available in large print on request.
We regret we are unable to allow assistance dogs on site unless fully trained.This policy was written with reference to the BIAZA document ‘Biosecurity Advice for Permitting Assistance Dogs Entry into Zoos and Aquariums’ (January 2015).
If you have any queries regarding any of the above, please get in touch by calling 0117 428 5602 or emailing email@example.com.
Assistance Dog Disclaimer
Assistance Dog Map