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 kennels, catteries, pet shops and riding schools.

Found Stray and Lost Dogs

The work of the wardens includes -


  • Stray dogs
  • Dangerous dogs
  • Rehoming checks
  • Microchipping
  • Educational talks and canine behavioural advice
  • Enforcing Dog Controls

Animal Welfare and Licensing

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

Our team usually responds to requests for service within three working days. For some offences, however, such as stray dogs, we aim to attend as soon as possible or the same working day. All investigations and legal proceedings will follow the Council's General Enforcement Policy. For more information or to make a dog-related complaint contact us.

Last updated 18 January 2018

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