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Stray and found dogs

Dogs unaccompanied by an owner in a public place are considered to be stray dogs.

  • If you find a stray dog and you know the owner, please return it to them as soon as possible.
  • If you find a stray dog and do not know the owner and you feel able to do so, please take dog in and arrange for us to come and collect it.
  • If you do not feel comfortable taking in the dog please report it to us as soon as possible.

Report a straying or found dog

Our dog wardens will attempt to return the dog to its owner (if known) or if they can’t they will put it into kennels.

Dogs put into kennels must be claimed within 7 days.

Out of hours

Our dog wardens work Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 5.00pm and Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm.

Out of these hours please ring Vitaline on 01253 477600 for advice.

Dogs found in Fylde and Wyre

If you have found a dog in the Fylde or Wyre areas and brought it to you home in Blackpool please contact the dog warden for the area where you found the dog.