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Lost and stray dogs

Reporting a stray dog

To report a stray dog, please contact us on 01482 300 300.

When reporting a stray dog you will be asked a number of questions. For example, we may ask you for information like -

  • your name, address and telephone number
  • where the stray dog(s) is or are
  • how many stray dogs there are
  • how long they have been there
  • whether you know who the dogs belong to
  • whether they have any identification or collar on
  • what colour or type of dog they are
  • are there any specific details the dog warden needs to be aware of when they call

We must keep a stray dog for seven days unless it is claimed by the owner. Any dogs which are unclaimed within the seven days will go for re homing. The owner must pay a set fee and costs when claiming the dog. Microchipped dogs, whose owner can be found and contacted on the same day that the dog is picked up, will be returned free of charge on the first occasion.

Reporting a lost dog

If you think the dog warden has picked up your dog, please contact us -

Monday – Friday (excluding bank holidays)
8am - 4.30pm
Tel: 01482 300 300
Saturday - Sunday and bank holidays
Telephone our private kennels on 01482 701 738.

Please be aware that you will be asked a number of questions in relation to your dog, as detailed below, and their is a charge for reclaiming your dog from the kennels. Information you may be be asked for when reporting a lost dog -

  • your name, address and telephone number
  • when the dog went missing
  • a description of the dog
  • whether the dog has any indentification or collar on
  • whether the dog has been microchipped

Collection cost

If your dog is picked up by our dog wardens and cannot be returned to you immediately (for example if it has no form of identification such as a microchip or collar tag) the cost is -

  • £35 plus a daily charge of £6 to cover kennelling fees

This fee increases to £55 plus £6 a day kennelling fees for a repeat offence.

These fees must be paid before your dog can be returned.

Dogs waiting to be re homed

If after the seven day detainment period, a stray dog has not been reclaimed, then the ownership of the dog is transferred to a privately owned kennels. From these kennels the dogs are then available for re homing. Every effort will be made to match the right dog with the right owner.

To access pictures and brief details of dogs which are awaiting re homing visit the website below.

Access the Carr House Rescue Centre website (link opens in a new window).

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