Animal warden service

The animal 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. 

Local rescue centres

If you are thinking of taking on a new animal, there are plenty looking for homes in reputable rescues.

Some local rescue centres and their contact details:

Blue Cross (Burford)

Dogs Trust (Salisbury)

RSPCA (Bath)

Rescue Remedies

Cheltenham Animal Shelter

Forever Hounds Trust

Evesham Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue

Pro Dogs Direct


Further information

For details of specific Breed Rescues, call the Kennel Club on 0870 606 6750 or visit the Kennel Club website.

You can find further information and links about buying a dog (or cat) on the GOV.UK website.

If you are experiencing problems with barking dogs contact Healthy Neighbourhoods for private properties or your Neighbourhood Housing Officer for council properties.

For welfare concerns about any animal, contact the RSPCA either on 03001234999 or via the RSPCA website.

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