If you find a stray dog

If the dog is roaming, the Dog Warden Service will look out for them when patrolling the area.

If you have the dog and the owner is not known or cannot be identified from the dog's collar and tag:

During normal working hours

Contact the Dog Warden Service to arrange for the dog to be collected.

Outside normal working hours


keep the dog until the next working day and then Contact the Dog Warden Service to arrange for the dog to be collected.


  • contact Flushdyke Kennels:
  • Phone 07710232372
  • This is the contact number for out-of-hours drop off points. You must arrange with them to drop the dog off. They will not come out and collect.

If you would like to keep the dog

You must still inform the Dog Warden Service.

You must keep it for at least one month before it legally becomes your property.

You will receive a notice confirming it is your property.

If you have lost your dog

Contact the Dog Warden Service, explain the circumstances of where and when you last saw your dog, and give as detailed a description of it as possible.

These details are checked with the found and seized dog register. If the dog warden has picked up your dog, you will be told which boarding kennel it has been taken to, and the likely costs of reclaiming your dog.

The Dog Warden Service will keep details of your lost dog on record in case it is picked up after your call.

Contact the Dog Warden Service

  • Dog Warden Service
  • Email
  • Phone 01484 414739
  • Address StreetScene Action Team, Flint Street, Fartown, Huddersfield, HD1 6LG