Report a stray or dangerous dog

Report a stray dog

If you find a stray dog, you should:

  • contain the dog, if it is safe to do so
  • look for identification on its collar
  • return it directly to its owner (if possible)

If you cannot identify the dog

If there's no identification, you should call our dog control service on 03444 828 320. A dog warden will arrange to collect it.

This number is operational 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Reclaim a missing dog

Find out how to reclaim a missing dog

Report a dangerous or illegal dog

You should call the police if you see a dog that is dangerously out of control or that you suspect to be an illegal breed.

For non-emergencies:101

In an emergency: 999