Dog control orders

Dog warden service

We deal with:

  • collecting stray dogs
  • excessive dog barking
  • the enforcement of legislation involved with dog fouling

What we don't deal with:

  • rehoming
  • welfare
  • dangerous dogs

To report a dangerous dog, please contact the police. For other enquiries, please contact the RSPCA (link opens in new window) or another rehoming organisation.

If a stray dog is reported between the hours of 9am to 5pm, the dog warden will attend as long as the dog is confined / contained. If the dog is 'roaming loose' in a general area, we will assess the practicability and schedule a collection in with a patrol of that area.

Whilst we don’t have a statutory obligation to collect dogs out of hours, we will go beyond this by collecting confined / contained dogs.

Report a problem by calling 0300 300 8302 or emailing