Please be aware that we can only collect dogs that are safely secured under your control.

Can you return the dog to its owner by:

  • Referring to the information on the collar
  • Local neighbour enquiries
  • Taking it to a vet to scan for an identity microchip

If you cannot contact the owner:

Are you able to take the dog to our Kennels?

The Council has a contract with Animals in Distress in Ipplepen to house stray dogs. If you are able to, can you deliver the dog here?

Please see the contact link on the right side of the screen.

If you are unable to do any of the above:

Please report it to us.  Please will you report as much of the following information as possible:

  • Breed/sex of dog
  • Colour & distinguishing features
  • Is it friendly and approachable?
  • Where & when was it found?
  • Does the dog have any identification?
  • Any other relevant information?

If you need the dog to be collected

Between the hours of 09.00 a.m. and 3.30 p.m., please either complete details on report it or call us on 01803 861234.

Please note:

Outside of working hours, your call will be transferred to a call handling service who will talk you through what you need to do next.