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Found a Stray dog

By 3rd November 2022Uncategorised

Contact your local authority

If the dog is frightened avoid trying to catch the dog yourself, this may cause it to run and risk getting lost further, injured or it could result in you being injured by the dog.

Report the dog to your local authority who will be able to come and collect the animal from you.

Dog warden contact numbers and areas

If this is not possible, and it is safe to do so, take the stray to your local rescue centre.

Our Arrivals centre accepts stray dogs between 845am and 645pm.

Newcastle Dog & Cat Shelter,
Claremont Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne,

0191 2322878

Please Note: we are unable to come out to collect stray dogs

Keeping the dog in your home until the owners are found

If you decide to keep the dog in your home, then you must do the following:

  • Take the dog to your local vet or rescue centre to be scanned for a microchip
  • Report the dog to your local authority in case they get contacted by his owner
  • Report the missing dog to your local rescue centres and vets as many of them will keep a lost and found database
  • Spread the word – create a found poster and put it up around the area where you found the dog, share a photo of the dog on social media and on any lost dogs’ websites.