Dog warden service

The dog warden service deals with:

  • complaints related to the ownership of dogs
  • dog fouling issues
  • the welfare aspects of dog ownership
  • stray dogs
  • missing dogs
  • enforcement of legislation
  • dog ownership education
  • home checks
  • educational talks as requested 

For information on dog bins, please view the page in our Street Care and Cleaning section.

If you wish to report a lost or found dog, or for any other queries regarding the Dog Warden Service, please contact the Animal Warden Service on 01793 445501 (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm) or 01793 466453 at all other times.

The Dog Warden Service is available Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm. However, more urgent requests may be dealt with outside these hours. 

If you are thinking of taking on a new animal, there are plenty looking for homes in reputable rescues. A list of local rescues can be found in the following document:

If you are looking to buy a dog (or cat), further information and links can be found on the website.

Further information regarding stray dogs, microchipping and other dog related legislation can be found in our Dog Advice Leaflet (PDF)

Details of how to care for your dog, cat or horse can be found on the Government’s Codes of Practice advice leaflets which can be downloaded below:

If you have a dog or cat and would like help with neutering costs, email: as we sometimes have vouchers available to assist with part of the cost.

For more information on neutering please see the guides below:

The Mayhew Animal Home, who offer free neutering for bull breeds, may also be useful.


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