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Dog control

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

Report noisy dogs or fouling

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

Dog warden service

Report a dangerous, stray, roaming or lost dog

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

Out of hours stray dogs (only contained dogs will be collected)

  • Monday to Friday: 5pm - 9pm
  • Weekends and bank holidays 9am - 9pm

Ring: 0116 269 6177

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


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: Animal Care Services: 0116 269 6177. You should not use this number to report stray dogs.

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

Kennelling charges

  • Claiming a dog: £40 plus £11.40 per day for kennelling.

All charges to be paid to the kennelling provider. All dogs will be returned the next day for no additional fee.

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

Dog control orders in public spaces

The Public Spaces Protection Orders for dog control are in operation city-wide. 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.

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. 

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.