dog running

Welcome

The Dog Warden Service aims to:

  • Provide a service that informs dog owners of their responsibilities and support compliance of the law and;
  • Protect members of the public from issues arising from irresponsible dog ownership such as straying dogs; fouling; aggression and nuisance.

The Dog Wardens role:

    • Collecting and reuniting stray dogs
    • Educating the public on responsible dog ownership through campaigns, talks and providing information
    • Promoting awareness and guidance on dog legislation
    • Enforcing legislation that applies to nuisance dogs, microchipping and straying
    • Working with community groups to promote responsible dog ownership

The Council employs two full time Dog Wardens to carry out these duties. They operate Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Thursday, and until 4.30 pm on Friday. There may be times when the Dog Wardens are unavailable due to demands on the service.

The Dog Warden Service does not deal with:

  • Dangerous Dogs – Contact the Police. If an emergency call  999 immediately. If it's a  non emergency call 101.
  • Animal Welfare -  Contact the RSPCA in the first instance if you have concerns about the welfare of a dog or other animal.
  • Rehoming – Contact Bath Cat and Dogs Home or other rehoming organisations

Who to contact

Contact Council Connect on 01225 39 40 41:

  • To report a lost dog
  • To report a contained stray dog
  • To report fouling
  • To report details of known offender of fouling
  • To report a dog attack on an animal

Contact the Environmental Protection Team on 01225 477551.

  • To report a persistent barking dog

Contact the Police on 101 unless an emergency where you should dial 999

  • Dogs acting in a dangerous or aggressive manner (giving people reasonable fear of attack)
  • Dogs worrying livestock on agricultural land
  • Road traffic collisions involving dogs
  • Control of guard dogs
  • Dogs being used for illegal purposes (i.e. poaching, fighting, coarsing)
  • Dogs in cars on hot days

Other Council services

Kennels

Other useful websites

 

 

Help us improve this content

Please use this form to report issues with the content of this page. If you wish to contact somebody about the service provided, please use the contact details found in the 'Contact Us' section of this page.

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Data protection notice

Data protection notice

The information you have provided may be shared across Bath and North East Somerset Council for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry. We will not give information about you to anyone else, or use information about you for other purposes, unless your consent has been given or the law allows this.

The use of your personal information is covered by our registration under the Data Protection Act 1998. You can, under this legislation, request a copy of the information we hold about you. If any information we hold about you is incorrect please let us know.

Bath and North East Somerset Council is committed to upholding the principles of the Data Protection Act, and will not process your information in a way incompatible with these principles.

The Council’s Information Compliance Office can be contacted on (01225) 477000 or via email at information_governance@bathnes.gov.uk

Your rating: 

Your rating: None Average: 3 (7 votes)
To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.