Stray or lost dogs

We have the legal duty to deal with stray and lost dogs. However, the responsibility for dangerous dogs is retained by the police.

We will only collect a lost or stray dog that has been restrained. We do not collect dogs that haven’t been restrained and are still wandering around.

The dog will be collected from where you’re restraining it or from your address if you’ve taken the dog home.

Report a lost or found dog

Response times

During office hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm) we respond to the initial call about a found stray dog within two hours.

Outside these hours, you need to make an appointment and bring the found stray to a pre-arranged collection site.

Register of seized stray dogs

We keep a register of seized stray dogs which is available for inspection at all reasonable times.