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The Dog Warden Service

Under the current circumstances, we are currently suspending any home visits and stray dog collections by our dog wardens until further notice. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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If you have any questions or need more information concerning Covid-19 and your pets health during these difficult times, please follow this link - Covid-19 Pet Information


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. Dog Wardens have powers in respect of animal welfare and these include:
  • kennels
  • catteries
  • pet shops
  • riding schools

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 3 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.

Report something to us

To report a dog related issue, use this online form

To see our found stray and lost dogs, click this link - Found Stray and Lost Dogs

Last updated 7 April 2020

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