Dogs - lost and found

By law every dog must wear a collar with the owner’s name and address clearly displayed. Failure to do so can result in a fine. From 6th April 2016 all dogs must be micro chipped by law.

Lost and found list

The council keeps records of all dogs which have been reported as lost, found or strayed. View a live list of:

If you find a dog:

  • if it has a name tag, please report it directly to the owner
  • if there is no tag please check the council list of lost dogs
  • if you find a match let us know and we will arrange for it to be returned to its owner
  • if there is no match it can be reported by contacting us on 01302 736000
  • Stray dogs

Any dog which has no identifying tag and is not under the control of its owner is considered to be a stray. You can report it by contacting us on 01302 736000

The Dog Warden will then patrol the area to look for it. Once located, it will be taken to the Mount Pleasant Kennels.

What happens to dogs we find?

All dogs found roaming in Doncaster are housed at the Mount Pleasant Boarding Kennels

Address: Mount Pleasant Kennels, Wakefield Road, Hampole, Doncaster, DN6 7EX
Tel:  01302 722748

Owners have seven days to reclaim their dogs.

A fixed fee is payable before dogs can be returned. This is fixed by central government to cover the cost of caring for the dog.

Dogs unclaimed after seven days will be made available for re-homing.

Dangerous or banned dogs

These, as well as stolen dogs, are dealt with by the police:

  • tel: 101 

Animals straying on to council land

Other stray animals can be impounded by the council if they have strayed on to council land. Owners will be required to pay for any damage. 

To report a lost animal please call:

  • 01302 736000.


Last updated: 11 November 2015 16:35:36