Stray dogs - Blaby District Council

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Stray dogs


From the 6th April 2008, local authorities became responsible for all stray dogs. Blaby District Council works with our contracting partner to collect stray dogs from a variety of public places, members of the public on request and also from Police stations.  We work in partnership with College Garth Kennels for the collection, kennelling and return of stray dogs.

How to report a lost or found dog

There are several ways that you can report a Lost or Found dog to the Local Authority.

  • By Telephone - Please call College Garth Kennels on 01509 842327 or 07442 535012 between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 8pm Weekends and Bank Holidays. Or alternatively you can call our Customer Service Team on 0116 272 7555 during office hours.  

  • By emailing - Please note that emails are only monitored during office hours

  • By completing our Online Form - Please note that forms are only monitored during office hours

  • By visiting the Council Offices

Please note that you will be required to provide your full name, address, telephone number and the location in which you have either lost or found a dog

For Information on stray dogs that have been found in the last 7 days - please contact College Garth Kennels on 01509 842327 or 07442 535012 between 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 8pm Weekends and Bank Holidays. 

Further information

A dog is classified as a stray if it is unleashed or unsupervised in any public place or private place where it is not permitted to be, whether or not it is wearing an identification tag.

All dogs, when in a public place must wear a collar and tag which clearly shows on it the name and address of the dog owner. It is an offence against the law not to do so, and the owner will be liable to be prosecuted and fined. Even if your dog is micro-chipped, or tattooed, it still needs to wear a collar and tag.

If a dog is not claimed by its owner within 7 clear days then the Council’s contractor will attempt to re-home it or destroy it.

Dogs that have not been claimed and are looking for a new home can be found on

Have you lost your dog?

If you have lost a dog which you think might be in the care of our contractor, please visit the page below, or contact our Customer Service Team on the relevant number to the right of this page.

Claiming a stray dog

If your dog has been taken to the kennels it can be collected between 9am and 6pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 8pm Weekends and Bank Holidays.


The current charges for collection of strays:

£25.00 – Statutory fine

£25.00 (plus VAT) Stray Dog Administration Fee

£10.00 (plus VAT)  - Kennelling per day or part of day

Any Vet fees incurred must also be paid prior to release

All owners of identifiable dogs will be served by written notice advising them that their dog has been seized if they have not claimed their dog by the end of the first working day.


Dog Warden  
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Blaby District Council  
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Desford Road  
LE19 2EP

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0116 272 7555
This number is for complaints and advice only.
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07442 535012 / 01509 842327
Out of hours:
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, weekends and Bank Holidays 10am-8pm
These numbers are for stray dog collection only.
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0116 272 7594
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0116 284 9786
Last updated: 06 December 2017

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