Dogs - lost, strays and dangerous

Report a lost or stray dog

Lost dogs

To report a lost dog, complete the online report form or call 01285 623000.  We will then contact you if your dog is found.

Stray dogs

Check the local area where you have found the dog, the owner may be looking for it.

If you cannot find the owner, you must report the stray to the council. We will arrange collection of the dog.

Stray dogs are held for seven days.

You will have to pay charges and fees to the Council before we return the dog to you. The kennels will not let you have the dog unless you have the release form which we issue to you after you have paid. Payment can only be made in person during opening hours at the Council's Cirencester headquarters (Trinity Road) or the Moreton Area Centre. 

Outside of normal office hours

Contact the following out of hours number:  0151 343 2942

Stolen dogs

The Police do not deal with lost or stray dogs.  However if you think your dog has been stolen you can contact them on 101.

Dangerous dogs

Dangerous dog incidents are a Police matter.  To report an incident contact Gloucestershire Police - on the 101 non-emergency number.

Micro chipping

It is a legal requirement that your dog must be microchipped.

Microchipping helps us reunite you with your pet quickly. It is inexpensive, and some dog charities even offer it for free. Search online or contact your vet to find out more. 

How do I stop my dog straying?

  • Make sure your garden is secure, with no escape routes.
  • Don’t leave the front door open.
  • Train your dog to come back when called, especially off the lead.
  • Make sure the dog wears a collar and tag with your name and address which is a legal requirement.

Cotswold District Council
Trinity Road
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 1PX