Stray dogs and animal welfare licensing

Collecting stray dogs and helping people deal with dog-related nuisances and licensing issues

Our stray dog service works to:

  • collect and protect stray dogs
  • help owners trace lost dogs
  • reunite owners with lost dogs
  • rehome unclaimed lost dogs

Please contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999 if you are concerned about the welfare of a pet. Our dog service and Animal Licensing team do not deal with this issue.

Dangerous dogs

Please report dog attacks on people, dogs behaving dangerously, or incidents where you're in fear of a dog to the police on 101.

If you're concerned about animal welfare at a licensed animal establishment, please go to animal activities and welfare licensing.