Due to the government lockdown we have reduced the dog warden service to ‘Found’ dogs only. This means we will still collect a stray dog from a member of the public whilst demonstrating social distancing. We would encourage lead walks for your dogs to minimise the risk of them becoming lost. As always, we will do everything we can to reunite any lost dogs with their owners.
Dog wardens deal with enquiries from members of the public about a range of issues including dog fouling, lost dogs, and stray and dangerous dogs.
They patrol across the city and investigate complaints, taking action against offenders where possible.
Dog wardens can give you advice on responsible dog ownership, including routine health care such as worming, vaccinating your dog, neutering and microchipping.
If they cannot help you they will put you in touch with someone who can. The dog wardens make every effort to reunite dogs with their owners.
By law, all dogs must wear a collar with an identity disc attached, displaying the name, address and telephone number of the owner.
As collars are sometimes lost, we always recommend that dogs are microchipped and registered with the Kennel Club's Petlog scheme.
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This page was last updated on 21 December 2017