Lost and Stray Dogs
- Dog registration
- Stray dogs
- What do I do if I have lost my dog?
- How do I report a stray dog?
Dog owners are required by law to tag their dogs when out in a public place. You may wish to join a dog registration scheme whereby your dog will be tagged or micro-chipped with a number against which owner details are recorded. This helps to trace lost or stray pets.
For further tips on how to be a responsible dog owner, please visit the Dogs Trust website (external link).
When a lost or stray dog is picked up by the Dog Warden, all reasonable steps will be taken to contact the dog owner. If we cannot identify the owner, we will keep the dog for a period of 7 days. Dogs are cared for in our kennels at an initial cost to the owner of £70. In addition £25 is charged per day per dog for kennelling thereafter. Owners will also be charged any other fees incurred, including veterinary fees. Dogs will not be returned to owners until these fees have been paid, or arrangements for payment agreed. Dogs can be transferred to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home (external link) at any time.
If you have lost your dog, please contact us on 07815 512 833. We keep a register of all stray dogs we pick up and all lost dogs reported to us.
If you would like to report a stray dog, please call the Dog Team on 07815 512 833. The Dog Warden will collect stray dogs.
The phone line is open during the following times:
- Monday to Friday, 7am - 10pm (last call out 9pm)
- Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 8pm (last call out 7pm)
This service is provided by Waltham Forest Council.
For further information please contact the Dog Warden on 07815 512 833.
Haringey Council do not provide a Microchipping Service at present.
If you would like to more about Microchipping, please visit the Dogs Trust website (external link).