Missing dogs

You can report missing dogs to us by calling 01636 650000 or by filling in the form on this page.

Before calling please have the following details ready

  • the breed
  • age
  • sex
  • name of the dog
  • a description of the dog including any distinguishing marks
  • the colour of the collar if one was fitted
  • when and where the dog was lost

Other organisations that may have your dog include RSPCA Radcliffe-on-Trent Animal Shelter (0115 933 4422) and local animal shelters. If all else fails try:

  • telephoning your local radio station's appeal line
  • contacting neighbouring council's dog wardens
  • placing an advert in shop windows near to where you lost your dog
  • placing an advert with the local press

Whatever you do always contact us to provide a description of your dog and your contact details. Even if we have not got your dog when you call we may pick it up later and will contact you to arrange collection (subject to the payment of the stray dog charge).

Always fit a collar and identification tag to your dog and make sure it has your current contact details and address on it. This is a legal requirement and failure to do so may result in a fine of up to £5,000.

Stray dogs

We are responsible for collecting stray dogs. If you find a stray dog between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday or 8.30am to 4pm on Friday ring 01636 650000 to arrange  for a dog warden to collect it from you.

Outside of these hours, please hold onto the dog until you can contact a dog warden on the next working day.

The law classes a dog found in a public place without supervision as a stray. Dog wardens pick up strays and owners are liable to a charge for the dog’s return.

If a stray dog carries identification it makes the return to its owner easy, but many dogs do not and are picked up, impounded and subsequently re-homed.

Stray dogs are taken to kennels at Newark or Ingham.

If unclaimed after seven days we try to find the dog a new home, with a new owner through Lincolnshire Rescue Kennels.

  • 01636 650000

    Mon - Thurs 8:45am - 5:15pm
    Friday 8:45am - 4:45pm

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  • Get in touch:

    Newark and Sherwood District Council
    Kelham Hall
    NG23 5QX