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Lost and Stray Dogs

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Report a lost dog or a stray dog
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The Council holds a register of lost or found dogs.

Stray dogs

A stray dog is one without its owner in a public place (or a private place where it's not allowed).

If you find a stray dog you should:

  • Check for a tag and use the details on it to contact the owner.
  • Contact the Council

If you find a stray dog during office hours, contact us direct on: 01492 575222.

We will make every effort to reunite the dog with its owner. If we are unsuccessful we will take the dog to our appointed kennels at Nant y Corn, St. George, Abergele for a minimum of 7 days.

If the dog is not collected within 7 days it will be re-homed. Depending on the circumstances, on rare occasions the dog may be put to sleep. 

If you find a stray dog outside of office hours please call: 0300 123 3079.

You will be offered one of these options:

  1. By arrangement through the out of hours service you can take the dog to our appointed kennels at Nant y Corn, St. George, Abergele.
  2. You may be asked to hold onto the dog until the next working day when a Council officer will collect it.

Please DO NOT contact or take a stray dog to the kennels before you have contacted the out of hours service, as you will be turned away.

Lost dogs

If you have lost your dog, please contact us to see if it has been reported or picked up.

During office hours

  • Monday to Thursday: 9am to 5pm,  Friday: 9am to 4:45pm
  • Phone: 01492 575222

Outside of office hours

You should phone our out of hours service on 0300 123 3079.

Nant y Corn Kennels

You can also call our appointed kennels on 01745 824646

  • Monday to Friday: 10.00am to 4.30pm
  • Saturday: 10.00am to 2.00pm
  • Sunday: closed

Address: Nant y Corn, St. George Road, Abergele, LL22 9BN

Dog Control Fees 2023/2024

When you claim your dog, you will have to pay a fee to cover our costs for picking up and kennelling your dog. This fee includes a statutory amount (set by Government).

You may also have to pay additional veterinary fees if required.

There is an extra £30 fee if your dog is taken into kennels out of hours.


Statutory Fee (including collection)


Daily kennelling fee


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Out of hours fee




Failure to have a dog collar

The Control of Dogs Order 1992 states that when it is in a public place, every dog must wear a collar and identity tag with the name and address of the owner. If your dog has a collar and tag, we will make every effort to return your dog without charging you extra by taking it to the kennels.

It is an offence if you do not have a collar and tag on your dog. This may result in legal proceedings being taken against you and you could be liable to a fine of up to £5000.


What does the law say?

It is compulsory for a dog to be microchipped and details kept up to date with an approved database provider. This is covered by The Microchipping of Dogs (Wales) Regulations 2015.

All dog owners must

  • Have their dog microchipped by a veterinary professional or an implanter who has had government approved training. The dog must be registered with an approved microchip database
  • Microchip and register puppies with an approved microchip database before 8 weeks old
  • Make sure the breeder has microchipped and registered your puppy with an approved microchip database before you take it home. The breeder must give you the paperwork showing this - enforcement action may be taken if the dog is later found not to be microchipped

After your dog is microchipped and registered on a microchip database you must still

  • Update any change of details with the microchip database. You face a fine of up to £5000 if you don’t keep records up to date.
  • Make sure your dog wears an identification collar tag with your name and address (including postcode) on it. Your telephone number is optional.

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