On this page: Information about the Swindon Dog Warden Service, which handles many matters relating to dogs and dog ownership. These include health and welfare issues, missing or stray dogs and the enforcement of local by-laws.
In particular, the Dog Warden Service deals with:
Complaints related to the ownership of dogs
Dog fouling issues
The welfare aspects of dog ownership
Enforcement of local by-laws and legislation
Dog ownership education
Dog ownership education is an increasingly important part of dog wardens' roles. We believe it is important to educate children on responsible dog ownership as they will be the dog owners of tomorrow. For this reason, our wardens provide educational talks to school children when requested by local schools.
In addition we carry out ‘home checks’ to ensure that when unclaimed stray dogs are re-homed, they go to responsible, caring owners.
The Dog Warden Service is generally available during normal office hours (Monday to Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm); although alternative arrangements may be in place for some of the more urgent aspects of the Dog Wardens' role.
Request a Service or Report a Problem
If you wish to report a problem that you consider to be immediately dangerous, please telephone the StreetSmart team at the Swindon Direct Contact Centre on Centre on 01793 445501. For details of the Contact Centre opening hours, please visit the Swindon Direct web page. Otherwise, please follow the links to service pages below.
See also: Gov.uk Website: Owning and Caring for a Dog (www.gov.uk).