The Dog Warden Service

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council is committed to improving the quality of the environment. Our two dog wardens carry out a variety of duties to help keep the borough a clean and safe place.

They make sure that people obey the laws regarding issues such as dog fouling and stray dogs. The team also works with schools and local community groups to promote responsible dog ownership.

Wardens have powers in respect of animal welfare and they inspect establishments such as kennels, catteries, pet shops and riding schools.

Found Stray and Lost Dogs

Dogs found in the last seven days


The work of the wardens includes:-


  • Stray dogs
  • Dangerous dogs
  • Barking dogs
  • Rehoming checks
  • Micro-chipping
  • Educational talks and canine behavioural advice
  • Enforcing Dog Control Orders

Animal Welfare and Licensing

  • Animal Welfare
  • Kennels and catteries
  • Pet shops
  • Riding schools
  • Dangerous wild animals

Our team usually respond to requests for service within three working days. For some offences, however, such as straying dogs, we aim to attend immediately or the same working day. All investigations and legal proceedings will follow the council's General Enforcement Policy. If you would like further information or would like to make a dog-related complaint contact us.

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