Report Lost or stray dogs...
- Phone the Contact Centre on 0845 8 506 506 - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Report a lost and stray dog online using the Dog Warden reporting form
How do I report a stray dog?
If you find a stray dog, you can contact us and our dog wardens will collect the dog (if it is from a known location) and where possible, the dog will be returned to its owner.
To report a stray dog, you may be asked to provide the following information:
- your contact details (name, address, telephone, email)
- a description of the dog, for example, its type, colour, size, age
- the time and date when you found the dog
- where you found the dog
- where the dog should be collected from
Lost and stray dogs are taken by dog wardens to the following kennels during normal office hours -8.30am - 4.30pm:
- Cliffe Kennels, Hoylandswaine, Barnsley - 01226 762391 (during office hours)
- Flushdyke Kennels, Wakefield Road, Ossett - 01924 271028
- Mount Pleasant Kennels, Hampole, Doncaster - 01302 722 748
Out of hours - Members of the public can take stray dogs to Mount Pleasant Kennels – Monday to Friday 6pm to 10pm; Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays – 8am to 10pm:
- Mount Pleasant Kennels, Hampole, Doncaster - 01302 722 748 or 07564 018 638
Where the owner is not found, the dog will be taken to the Council Kennels and its details will be entered in the pound register.
The dog owner has seven clear days in which to reclaim their dog. The owner will have to pay a statutory prescribed fee of £50 set by the government, and any other charges for kennelling. The total charges must be paid in full before the dog can be released to its owner.
There is a method of re-charge for the prescribed fee for people in receipt of means tested benefit, proof of the benefit must be shown at the time when you claim the dog (a £10.00 administration charge will be added to the prescribed fee for those individuals wishing to access the re-charge system. All fees payable via our re-charge scheme are set at the amount of £5.00 per week).
Any dog that is not reclaimed within the seven clear days then becomes the property of the local authority. The dog may then be gifted to the local rescue organisation, which in turn will re-home the dog or they can be re-homed directly from the kennels. If unclaimed or not re-homed, some dogs may have to be destroyed humanely.