Any unattended dog in a public place is classed as a stray dog.
If the Dog Warden finds a stray dog, he will collect it and take it
to the Council’s appointed holding kennels at Carlton Forest
We recognise that there are times when a dog
could get out and the owner has been responsible by providing a
means of identification such as a collar and tag or microchip.
Because of this, where the correct owner is identified and
can be contacted immediately we will try to return the dog
home. Where a dog cannot be identified or returned to the
owner (or the dog has been allowed to stray repeatedly) it will be
taken to the kennels. There will be a release fee and
kennelling charge to pay when you reclaim your dog.
How do I get my dog back?
If I find a stray dog what should I do?
If you find a dog during office hours (Monday to Friday
8.40 to 5pm)
You should inform the Dog Warden straight away on 01909 533219
or 01777 713764 or complete our dog
warden service online form. The Dog Warden will collect
the dog and will attempt to reunite it with its owner if it is
wearing a collar and tag or has a micro-chip with the owners
If you find a dog out of office hours
If you find a stray dog and are unable to keep it safe until the
Dog Warden can collect it, you may take the dog to
the kennels. Please telephone the kennels before calling
so that kennels staff can be available to accept the dog.
Carlton Forest Boarding Kennels
Tel: 01909 731792
If you have lost a dog we may be able to help you locate
it. Please telephone the Dog Warden on telephone number 01909
533219 or 01777 713764 or complete our dog warden service online form.
If your dog has been collected by the Dog Warden and it is not
wearing a collar and tag with your correct name and address, it
will be taken to Carlton Forest Kennels. In addition,
your dog may have been taken to the kennels if it has been
found by a member of the public. You may contact the kennels
direct on 01909 731792 to check if they have your dog.
What if the Dog Warden has not got my dog?
Other organisations that may be able to help you find your dog
- RSPCA (Royal Society for the
Protection of Cruelty to Animals)
- Doglost is an internet based
Dog Registration scheme which not only actively helps you find your
dog, but also informs you of other missing dogs in your area as
they are reported missing
- Local Animal Shelters: Check your local telephone directory for
- Neighbouring Council's Dog Wardens: Check your telephone
directory for the number
- Nottinghamshire Police
Last Updated - 25/03/2013