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Any person who finds a stray dog must do one of the following by law.

  • return the dog to its owner (if you know who the owner is).
  • contact us and we will pick the dog up as soon as we can  

Please phone 0333 2006981.

The dog will be kept at the kennels for seven days.

We only deal with dogs from the Derby area.

Please contact your local council if you live outside our area.

Please contact us, giving:

  • your name, address, phone number
  • details of the dog, including name, breed/description, colour, sex and any tag or microchip details.

You will also be asked for details of where you last saw your dog.

If we have found your dog we will check the tag or microchip details and contact you.

If there are no owner's details, or if you cannot be contacted straightaway, the dog will be held by us.

If you contact us during this time, you will have to pay a release charge and we will make arrangements for your dogs return.

Charges are based on the number of days your dog has been kept in kennels.

You may also have to pay any vet charges:

  • 1 day - £60.00
  • 2 days - £68.00
  • 3 days - £77.00
  • 4 days - £85.50
  • 5 days - £94.00
  • 6 days - £102.00
  • 7 days - £111.99
  • 8 days - £119.50

Payment must be made to the kennels upon collection of your dog.


The law states that all charges must be paid before the dog is released from the kennels.

We become the legal owners and, if suitable, we will send your dog to a rescue centre for rehoming.

 The law says that all dogs:

  • when on the street or in a public place, must wear a collar with the name and address of the owner written on a tag attached to it..
  • must be microchipped before by the time they are 8 weeks old. 

Remember, if we pick your dog up with no identification:

  • you will have to pay for its return
  • you could be prosecuted and a fine given.