Report a stray, roaming, dangerous or lost dog

Changes to our service

The council's stray dog kennelling provider is Hull Animal Welfare Trust.

Stray or roaming dogs

If you have found or seen a dog roaming you can report it to us.

Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays)

  • 8am to 4pm

Telephone 01482 300 300

Saturdays, Sundays, and bank holidays

The dog warden service does not operate outside of normal office hours, however, on weekends and bank holidays between 9.30am to 5pm you can take stray dogs to our kennelling provider -

Hull Animal Welfare Trust
South Cave
HU15 2HE

Telephone - 01430 423 986

Ring in advance to let them know when you will be taking the dog to them.

Dangerous Dogs

To report a dangerous dog during normal office hours -

Monday to Friday - 8am to 4pm

Telephone either the police on 101 or contact our dog warden service using our online form.

Outside of office hours, only contact the police on 101. We do not offer an out of hours service relating to dangerous dogs.

Lost dogs

If you have lost your dog you can report this to us using our online form.

Please also contact our kennelling provider -

Hull Animal Welfare Trust between 9.30am to 5pm

Telephone 01430 423 986 or local vets.

Report a dangerous or lost dog

When we receive your request

  • an officer will contact you to offer advice or arrange collection
  • the dog will be checked for a microchip or identification and if possible will be returned to the owner
  • dogs whose owners cannot be identified will be kennelled for 7 days to allow an owner to reclaim their dog. After this time, the dog will be available for re-homing

If you are interested in re-homing a stray dog, contact Hull Animal Welfare Trust between 11am to 2pm on 01430 423 986 or visit the Hull Animal Welfare Trust Website

Collection cost

If your dog is picked up by our dog wardens and cannot be returned to you immediately (for example if it has no form of identification such as a microchip or collar tag) the cost is -

Offence Cost
First offence £50 plus £7 day kennel fees plus other charge reduces fixed fee of £50 if the dog is collected within 3 days.
3 day period includes the day of seizure.
Second offence £70 plus £7 per day kennel fee plus other charge reduced to fixed fee of £70 if dog collected within 3 days.
3 day period includes the day of seizure.
Returning stray dog Transport of stray dog from kennels to owner within the Hull boundary - £25

The fees must be paid before your dog can be returned.