Stray dogs

A picture of abandoned dog called Brock

Our stray dog service is provided by Worcestershire Regulatory Services. 

Report a stray dog

Our contractor, Worcestershire Regulatory Services, will only collect tethered strays. 

During office hours (9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday):

  • Please call the service provider, Worcestershire Regulatory Services, on 01905 822799 
  • During out of office hours, please phone the council’s out of hours service on 07887 797784 (5pm to 9am Monday to Friday, during weekends and on bank holidays)

Please note

Our contractor collects dogs between the hours of 5pm - 10pm Monday to Friday; 9am - 10pm on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays (excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day).

Have you lost your dog?

During office hours (9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday):

  • Please call Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) on 01905 822799
  • They will be able to let you know if your dog is in their kennels and what payment you owe. You will be able to make a payment by debit/credit card over the phone to WRS
  • Once you have paid, you will be given a unique reference (receipt) number to present at the kennels when collecting your dog.  You will also be told the location of the kennels and the opening hours
  • Please be aware that the Worcestershire authorities will charge £25 on top of all other charges when the dog is identified as one seized before.
  • During out of office hours, please phone the Council’s out of hours service on 07887 797784 (5pm to 9am Monday to Friday, during weekends and on Bank Holidays) 

Please note - You will not be able to collect your dog unless payment has been made in advance.