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Stray, lost or dangerous dogs

We have a range of responsibilities when it comes to looking after dogs within Walsall Borough. This includes:

  • monitoring and reducing the amount of dog waste left on our streets
  • helping people reunite with lost pets
  • working with charities to provide shelter to lost or stray dogs
  • supporting people who are worried about dangerous dogs

Keeping our streets clean

We are committed to keeping our streets clean and free of dog waste. If you know of anyone who is repeatedly letting their dog foul without cleaning it up, you should let us know.

If you don't clean up after your dog, you could be given a £50.00 fixed penalty fine. If we prosecute you through the Magistrates' Court you could be fined up to £1,000.00.

What to do if you've lost your dog

We understand how stressful it can be to lose a beloved pet and we may be able to help.

You should contact the clean and green team (general enquiries) and tell us:

  • your name
  • location
  • contact number
  • your dog's name and a description
  • time/date/place lost

It would also help if you could provide a photograph of your pet.

If your dog is at our kennel, you'll have to pay for any veterinary costs as well as a £25.00 administration fee. This money helps us keep the kennel open.

What to do if you've found a stray dog

We're responsible for making sure that any lost or stray dogs are taken to one of our kennels. We work with charities like Birmingham Dogs Home's Sunnyside Kennels to ensure that dogs are looked after safely. Police stations can't accept lost dogs.

If you find a dog, you should contact us. Please look after them until the dog warden is able to collect them. Our dog wardens always try to collect dogs on the same day they have been reported, but this isn't always the case.

We do not offer a re-homing service.

Dangerous dogs

It is your responsibility as a dog owner to make sure your pet is under control at all times. Your dog will be considered dangerous if:

  • it is out of control
  • it injures someone or another dog
  • someone is worried they may get injured by it

If you're worried about a dangerous dog, you should contact the police on 101 or through their online reporting form.

You can learn more about dangerous dogs on the West Midlands Police website.

Contact information

Before contacting us, please check to see if we can answer your question from our online information.


General enquiries:

Commercial waste enquiries:


General enquiries:

01922 653344

Commercial waste enquiries:

01922 653755

Vans and trailer appointments at Merchants Way:

07901 100305

Vans and trailer appointment at Fryers Road:

07870 253088

Write to us:

Clean & Green Environmental Depot

200 Pelsall Road, Brownhills, WS8 7EN

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