Lost or stray dogs in the Craven area

This service is delivered differently in each area of the county. This information relates to the former district of Craven. Looking for information in another area of the county? You can change the location here.

You can report a lost or stray dog in the Craven area to our dog warden service.

Stray dogs

Any dog found in a public place that is unsupervised can be seized and taken to council approved kennels.
Before returning a stray dog to its owners, they will need to pay the council for:

  • kennelling fees
  • a £25 charge
  • any other costs incurred

Strays are kept for up to seven days. If a dog is not claimed after seven days, it will be re-homed. Please contact us if you can offer a dog a good home.

Sometimes, a dog will need to be put to sleep on veterinary advice.

Reporting a lost or stray dog

Contact us to: 

  • report that your dog has gone missing 
  • report that you have found a lost dog 

Please leave all your details and an officer will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Stray dogs can be taken out of office hours to a reception point – for details contact us

Dangerous dogs

To report a dangerous dog please contact the Police by calling 101.