We work in conjunction with Local Authority Dog Wardens to board the dogs that are handed in to them for 7 days in the hope that their owners will come and claim them.
After the initial 7 days, the dogs are assessed and if necessary receive behavioural training as well as being neutered before being put up for adoption.
To increase the chances of finding your LOST DOG please ensure that you contact our Claremont Road Shelter on 0191 232 2878 and visit on a regular basis to check any newly arriving dogs.
You will be asked to visit with photos as a telephone call to us is not enough as collars & tags can fall off, descriptions may vary and occasionally a microchip CANNOT be found. You MUST bring photographic ID (passport/driving licence) and proof of address when reclaiming your dog.
When a stray dog is brought in to Newcastle Dog & Cat Shelter we scan them for a microchip, vaccinate, worm and flea treat them. This is to help prevent the chance of illness among the dogs and also to help alleviate any minor issues your dog may be suffering from after his time on the streets.
The fees for claiming your dog may vary, depending upon the council who brought the dog in and the length of time it has been held. All fees are set by the councils and must be paid before your dog can be released. If your dog has received any veterinary treatment, you will also be responsible for the costs incurred.
Please make sure your dog is microchipped and keep your details, especially telephone numbers, up to date.