If the stray is in your care

If you have a stray dog in your care, please call Customer Services on 01305 221000

If you are unable to care for the dog we will try our best to help. If a dog warden is available to collect the dog, they will attempt to do so. Please keep the dog in a secure garden, out-building or within your home with access to water until the dog warden arrives.

Our service operates from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day).

If you have caught the dog and it is outside of these hours, please keep the dog safe and contained until we can come and collect it.

Or (by prior agreement with the centre) you may be able to take them Margaret Green Animal Rescue, Lincoln Farm, Bere Road, Winterborne Kingston, Blandford, DT11 9BP, who accept stray dogs up until 9pm, Monday to Sunday.  

If you saw a stray but did not catch it

We are not able to 'catch' stray dogs that have been seen in open countryside or on public land, we can only assist if you have the dog contained and under control on a lead or rope. We would however still encourage you to report any sightings of a stray dog as it could prove useful if the owner has been in contact.

Report a stray dog which is not contained

You will need to register on our online portal to report a stray dog which is not contained.