Stray or Lost Dogs

Stray dogs can cause many problems including causing serious road accidents or biting a child, as well as being stressful for the owner of the lost dog.

The Animal Warden Services looks after the collection of stray and lost dogs for Breckland Council.

To 'report a lost or stray dog' please contact them directly

Animal Warden Services will pick up strays.  If a dog is picked up and it is wearing a collar and tag, and is micro chipped, it is easier to reunite with its owner. To report a lost or stray dog please contact Animal Warden Services.   An emergency service is available on weekdays between 6pm and 9pm for collection/delivery to kennels.  Should you receive the automated reply because the Dog Warden is unavailable, please leave a short message including your phone number and they will give you a call back as soon as they can.  For stray dogs that have been collected go to the Found Dogs page.

We will endeavour to reunite dog and owner as soon as possible.  However, if this cannot be achieved and the dog has to be kennelled, there will be a charge to cover the kennelling and any veterinary costs, as per Icon for word Dog Warden Fees [13.77KB] . If the dog has been picked up more than once there will be higher charge.  Please be aware of changes to Dog Warden Fees from 1st April 2017 - Icon for word Dog Warden Fees 2017 - 18 [14.01KB]

If you believe your dog to have been stolen, please report this directly to the police.

Last updated: 30/08/2018 14:34:03