Owners reclaiming their dogs
If you have lost your dog and we find it, you will need to pay to have it returned. The fees are calculated as follows:
Collection fee for stray dogs not taken to kennel
Collection fee for stray dogs taken to kennel
£89 plus kennelling fees charged on a daily basis
Transport costs when returning a stray dog taken to kennels
Any vets fees incurred
There are no additional charges if the collection takes place out of hours. However, any miscellaneous charges, such as collecting and moving dogs for the owner, microchipping or requested home checks will carry a charge based on the current Public Protection Partnership hourly rate.
There is a £25 statutory fee is prescribed by The Environmental Protection (Stray Dog) Regulations 1992 and this is included in the fees shown.
Bracknell Forest Council is proud to be in partnership with Dogbusters. Dogbusters are our nominated contractor. They will collect stray dogs and endeavour to reunite them with their owners. Dogbusters are authorised to collect the fines on our behalf.
Collecting a stray dog
During office hours
To arrange a collection of a stray dog, or to report a dog missing during office hours, please telephone the animal warden (Public Protection Partnership) on 01635 519171.
Office hours are:
- Mondays to Thursdays, 8:30am to 5pm
- Fridays, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Outside office hours
If you are reporting a lost or found dog out of office hours, weekends and bank holidays, please call 01344 352000 and select option 2.
The Environmental Protection Act 1990 requires the local authority to keep a stray dog for up to 7 clear days after seizure. After this period the dog becomes the property of the council. Whilst every effort is made to re-home it, sometimes this is not possible and it has to be put down.