If you have lost or found a dog please let us know by telephone 01803 208025, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. Outside of those hours please telephone TOR2 on 01803 550405.

If you have lost your dog we can’t promise to find it but we will try to help you.

We understand that losing your dog can be upsetting but it doesn’t excuse bad behaviour. Aggressive behaviour by dog owners will not be tolerated and the police may be contacted.

If your dog has been taken to the kennels

If your dog has strayed and then been taken to kennels you will need to pay a fee, part of which is a government fine.

No matter how your dog came to be a stray, your dog is your responsibility and the fee must be paid. If you can’t pay all of the fee in one go, we can offer you a monthly payment plan to spread the cost. 

Stray dog fees
Description Fee
Daily boarding charge £11.73
Out of hours daily fee £9.94
Reception fee £12.55
Standard call out charge £44.17
Out of hours call out charge £90.48
Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day surcharge £54.27
Government fine £25
Dog Warden transport cost £67
Payment plan arrangement fee £11

Contact Foredown Kennels Opens in a new window at Kingskerswell to check if your dog is with them.  The kennels are open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Check their website for opening hours. 

You will need to take formal proof of your identity to the Kennels (e.g. a passport, drivers licence) and evidence of your address (e.g. a utility bill).

At the Kennels you will be asked to sign a release form stating that you own the dog, or that you have the owner’s consent to claim the animal.

Details of the owner’s name and address must be given. Pay the release fee to the kennels, either in cash or by card. This will cover the fine for your dog straying plus all costs involved with the pick-up and care of your dog. Your dog will not be released to you unless all of the above conditions are met.

If you own a dog and it’s out in public (that includes if it strays from a garden for example) it must by law wear a collar and a tag with your up to date contact details on it.

Even if your dog carries an identi-chip or ear tattoo you are still required by law to provide your dog with a collar and a tag.

If your dog is on a public highway it’s also the law that it’s on a lead. If you can’t control your dog it must also be on a lead if it’s in a public place, for example in a field, park or on the beach.