Consider registering your dog with a national lost dog database, such as Doglost website
What does the law say?
By law your dog must wear a collar with your name and address inscribed on it or on a disc attached to it whenever they are outside. It is also an offence for your dog to be out of control in a public place.
Microchipping is now a statutory requirement.
We are obliged to hold the dog for a statutory period of 7 days.
Returning a dog to its owner
Upon returning a dog, if we have concerns about where and how it is being housed or if there is risk of the dog escaping due to poor fencing, we will not return the dog until these issues are resolved.
The cost of looking after the dog while this takes place will be charged to the owners.
If a dog is collected or found by our warden and it is not wearing a tag or is deemed to be out of control (by straying) the owner is committing an offence and a fine is charged. Currently, the fine is £70 (£25 statutory fine, £45 administration, callout and transportation costs).
Before a dog can be returned from kennels, the owner must call 03335 775 070 to pay for its release.
The kennels we use also charge for keeping your dog overnight or over the course of the 7 day stay. This kennelling fee will be payable at the same time as the fee or when you collect your dog. You will be notified of which at the time of your call.
Note: If the dog is not claimed within 7 days, the dog is gifted to kennels, where they will attempt to rehome it.