It is the council’s responsibility to deal with lost, stray or found dogs
We keep a record of dogs reported as lost, found or strayed. These lists can be viewed using the following links:
Legally all dogs must wear a collar with the name and address of the owner clearly displayed on it. Dog owners can be fined if their dog does not having an identity tag.
To report a dog as lost, stray or found please contact the council as soon as possible using the details at the top of this page. Out of hours please ring 01302 341628 and an operator will be able to assist you.
Please supply us with:
Your contact details (name, address, telephone number, e-mail)
Whether you have lost or found a dog
A description of the dog
the time and date when you lost or found the dog
Once a dog is reported to us our dog warden will then make arrangements with you to collect the dog and take it to kennels.
If you have a complaint about a dangerous or banned dog, such as Pit Bull Terrier, please contact the Police (telephone number 101).
The Council’s Dog Warden Service deals with dog owners who are failing to control their dogs, for example: allowing the dog to stray; causing a danger to pedestrians or traffic; not fitting a collar clearly displaying the owners name and address and failing to immediately clean up if their dog fouls.
Legal action may be taken against those causing a nuisance if negotiation and advice does not work.
If you have evidence that your dog has been stolen you should notify the Police.
If we cannot immediately identify the dog’s owner, we will register the dog and take it to local boarding kennels. The address of the Council's boarding kennels is: Mount Pleasant Kennels, Wakefield Road, Hampole, Doncaster, DN6 7EX
When a dog is taken to kennels to be looked after, its owner has seven days to claim it back. When doing so the owner must pay a fixed fee, which is set by central Government, and all fees incurred for the dog’s care and kennelling.
Dogs not claimed within seven days will be made available for re-homing.