A dog is classified as a Stray Dog when it is found to be roaming unaccompanied in a public place and the owners cannot be contacted or located. The Council is responsible for collecting stray dogs and will place them in a kennel.
If you have lost your dog:
- Contact us and provide us with a detailed description of your dog. This information will be used to cross-reference the details of the dogs currently in our care and any reports we may have received regarding stray dog sightings.
- Phone 01545 570881 (Monday to Thursday 08:45 - 17:00, Friday 08:45 - 16:30)
- Contact the local vets. Your dog may have been found and taken to them.
- Check social media for any ‘Dog found’ posts.
- If you believe that your dog may have been stolen, please contact Dyfed Powys Police on 101.
- If your dog is insured, inform your insurance company that your dog is missing.
If you have found a stray dog:
- Contact us. Please provide us with a detailed description of the dog in the event the owners have contacted us to report their dog as missing.
Phone 01545 570881 (Monday to Thursday 08:45 - 17:00, Friday 08:45 - 16:30)
- One of our wardens will arrange to collect the dog.
Our wardens will, if reasonably possible, check for contact details on their collar or tag or from their microchip. Please note, as of the 16th of April 2016, the Microchipping of Dogs (Wales) Regulations 2015 states that dogs must be microchipped and have certain information recorded on a database. It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure this information is kept up to date.
If the owner cannot be identified, the dog will be placed in a kennel for up to 9 days. The owner will be liable to pay for all reasonably incurred costs for the kennelling of their dog before the dog can be returned to them.
Dogs not collected by the seventh day will be re-homed or, in extreme cases, destroyed if they are in either poor health, as determined by a veterinarian; or their behaviour is such that they cannot be safely re-homed.