Dog control

Our dog warden service offers help with roaming and stray dogs, lost dogs to dog fouling and advice on controlling your dog.

Further information

Report noisy dogs and dog fouling

To report noisy dogs and dog fouling, please use the quick link above.

Dog warden service

Report a stray, roaming or lost dog

  • 8am - 6pm: Monday to Friday (office hours) - 0116 454 1001
  • 6pm - 9pm: Monday to Friday, 9am - 9pm, Saturday to Sunday including bank holidays (outside office hours) - 0116 373 7770

Roaming dog complaints can only be dealt with during office hours.

Dangerous dogs

We will respond to dog-on-dog attacks. Please call us on 0116 454 1001.

Incidents regarding a person being bitten by a dog should be reported to the police.

Kennelling

We do not provide a kennelling service but is dealt with by external kennelling providers.

If a dog’s owner is identified they will be advised that their dog has strayed and has been sent to our kennelling provider: College Garth Kennels, Derby Road, Hathern, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 5LD, Tel: 01509 842 327. You should not use this number to report stray dogs.

Dog taken to our kennelling provisder will normally not be checked for a microchip until arriving at the kennel, or the following morning. 

Kennelling charges

  • Claiming a dog: £35 plus £9.60 per day for kennelling 

All charges to be paid to the kennelling provider. If you have difficulty with transport, the kennelling provider can return your pet for an additional fee.

Regardless of the circumstances, please do not ask to be excused from paying the above fees. Please refer to the Environmental Protecting Act (1990) Section 149 for further information.  

Microchipping, collars and ID tags

Microchipping is a legal requirement, and it is also a legal requirement that your dog wears a collar and disc while in a public place. 

Dog control orders in public spaces

A Public Spaces Protection Order for dog control has now been implemented city-wide from 1 December 2016. A fixed penalty notice of £100 is applicable and applies to irresponsible dog ownership. Full details of the orders that apply can be found below.

See also

  • The RSPCA has a number of leaflets and flyers available
  • DEFRA has information about bringing dogs back into the UK from abroad
  • Dogs Trust has information on dog control.

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