Animal Welfare Officer

Deirdre Crofts is DOGS NSW's Animal Welfare and Community Liaison Officer.

Deirdre CroftsA member of DOGS NSW for 38 years, Deirdre has been actively involved as a breeder, exhibitor and conformation judge as well as holding various positions on committee of a number of clubs.

As Convenor of the Ethics & Welfare Working Party, this position has enabled Deirdre to use her experience in compliance to help resolve member issues and concerns. Expanding on that, her role as Liaison Officer will provide members with assistance in helping find solutions to problems on dog related matters and regulatory issues.

If you are a member of DOGS NSW and have a problem requiring Deirdre's assistance, please contact her on Mobile: 0438 400 609 (Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4.00pm) or send her an email via

If you are unable to contact Deirdre and the matter is urgent, please contact DOGS NSW Customer Service on 02 9834 3022.

Please click below to view magazine articles written by the Animal Welfare & Community Liaison Officer:


February 2019 - Do you know?
March 2019 - Review Your Animal Care
September 2019 - Animal Housing



January 2018 - Safety around the house
March 2018 - Aged Care
April 2018 - An RSPCA Inspector knocks on your door - What do you do?
April 2018 - An RSPCA Inspector knocks on your door - What do you do? (Word Document)
June 2018 - Our dogs and transport
September 2018 - Bushfire Plan
November 2018 - Care and Management