Missing Dogs

Missing Dogs

Information on what to do if you have lost your dog or if your lost dog is found.

A sad Rough Collie rescued by the Neighbourhood Wardens

What do I do if I've lost my dog?

Local Authority Neighbourhood Warden Dog Control Officers are legally responsible for stray dogs and have most likely been informed that a dog has been sighted or contained and needs collecting by a finder who is unable to contact the dog's owner.

If you have lost your dog then you must contact the Neighbourhood Warden Service on 0115 9177777 during our normal opening hours: Monday  to Sunday 8.30 am - 4pm.

Stray dogs collected by us are posted on our social media channels to help spread the word.

If you live close to a neighbouring local authority call these surrounding areas too, dogs can travel far when they want to!

Please note that the Local Authority must legally only keep a stray dog for 7 days before they either re-home, pass the dog onto a rehoming organisation, or have the dog humanely put to sleep.

If your dog has been kenneled at the Council's stray dog facility, you will be required to show your identification, pay the detention and kenneling charges, purchase an up to date identification tag (if you do not already own one)  before your dog can be collected from the kennels.

If your dog was taken to our out of hours reception center there will be an additional charge of £13.20.

If your dog is not legally micro chipped the kennels can supply this service, just ask at the kennels' reception desk.


Collection and Return Service

If your dog has been collected and seized by our Neighbourhood Wardens a fee will be incurred.

1st Collection of a Stray Dog: If a dog is collected by us and transported back to its owner a fee of £35.00 will be incurred. Advice will be given to ensure the continued security and safety of stray dogs. If we are unable to contact an owner stray dogs will be transported to our holding kennels where detention and kenneling charges will apply.

2nd Collection or Repeat Offending Stray Dogs: If a dog has been previously seized as a stray it may be transported direct to our holding kennels where kenneling charges will apply.

If your dog has been kenneled at the Council's stray dog facility, you will be required to show your identification, pay the detention and kenneling charges, purchase an up to date identification tag (if you do not already own one)  before your dog can be collected from the kennels.

If your dog is not legally micro chipped the kennels can supply this service, just ask at the kennels' reception desk.

If your dog was taken to our out of hours reception center there will be an additional charge of £13.20.

Kennel fees

Kennel Fees Per Collection Day
 Item Day 1  Day 2 Day 3  Day 4 Day 5  Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9
Kennel £11.63 £23.26 £34.89  £46.52 £58.15 £69.78 £81.41 £94.03 £104.67
Vaccination £23.16 £23.16 £23.16 £23.16 £23.16 £23.16 £23.16 £23.16  £23.16 
Admin £35.00 £35.00 £35.00 £35.00 £35.00 £35.00 £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
Kennel Cough Vaccination done if under 6 months £14.40 £14.40 £14.40 £14.40 £14.40 £14.40 £14.40 £14.40
TOTAL   £69.79  £95.82 £107.45 £119.08 £130.71 £142.34 £153.97 £166.59 £177.23

Contact
Neighbourhood Wardens
tel: 0115 917 3142