Lost and found dogs

Information about our lost dog service, stray dogs and dogs needing new homes.

Lost and found dogs

If you lose or find a dog between Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 5pm, or Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm, please call our dog line using the contact details on this page.  We will ask you for a full description of the dog, and details of where and when you lost or found it.

If you lose or find a dog outside these hours (including Bank Holidays), please call our customer services number on this page.

Stray dogs

It is every owner's responsibility to make sure that their dog is not allowed to stray.

If you find a stray dog, please report it to us.

We aim to return the dog to its owner as soon as possible. In most cases this will be the next working day. Dogs found on a weekend will be returned on Monday morning.

The dog will be taken to kennels if we cannot identify the owner.

The owner has up to seven working days to claim their pet. Before we can return the dog, however, the owner must pay a fixed fee and kennel costs.

If you do not claim your dog within seven working days, we will re-home it or pass it to a rescue organisation.

We make every effort to find new homes for unclaimed strays, whatever their age and only put an animal to sleep on our vet's advice.

 
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Contacts

Customer Services
customerservices@rushmoor.gov.uk
Tel: 01252 398399
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Dog line
Tel: 01252 398166
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