Dogs lost and found

How to report a missing, stray, found or dangerous dog.

Lost dogs

If you have lost your dog you should use the Report a lost dog form.

If we pick up a dog matching the description you have provided, we will contact you. You should also contact our partner, Woodhaven Boarding Kennels and Cattery, other local kennels, vets or the Dogs Trust in case someone else has found your dog and handed it in.

We also run a Facebook page, Leeds found dogs. We will post information of stray dogs that have to be put into kennels because we can't contact the owner.

You may also want to check our Dead cats and dogs register page to see if we have picked up your pet.

If your dog has been taken to Woodhaven Boarding Kennels and Cattery

The charge for picking up your lost dog is £82 within the first 48 hours. The charge increases by £16 each additional day up to seven days where the price is £162.

You need to provide proof of identity such as a passport or driving licence, along with proof of address. Also bring any relevant identification relating to the dog such as a vaccination card, microchipping certificate and photographs.

If your dog isn't microchipped, there will be an extra £5 charge, as the dog will be microchipped when you collect them.

Found dogs

Our dog wardens can collect a found dog from you and take them to a kennel we have a contract with. The dog will be kept there for 7 days. After seven days the dog will become the responsibility of the kennel.

We work Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. During busy periods they may not be able to collect a dog until the following working day.

If you have found a dog you can report it using our Report a found dog form.

If you cannot look after the dog until we arrive, you can take the dog to your local vet to see whether it has an identification chip. This will contain the owners details. Make sure that the dog is kept in a secure area and cannot escape. The dog will need water and food if possible.

We do not work during evenings, weekends or bank holidays. If you find a dog during one of these times you can take it to Woodhaven Boarding Kennels and Cattery.

Report a stray dog

To report a stray dog please use the Report a stray dog form.​​

Dangerous dogs

It is against the law to let a dog be dangerously out of control anywhere, including public places, private property such as a garden and the owner's home.

The law applies to all dog breeds. They do not have to bite someone or be one of the known banned breeds to be seen as dangerous. A dog could be considered dangerously out of control if it:

  • injures someone
  • makes someone worried that it might injure them

You can report a dangerous dog and their owner to the Police on 999 if it is an emergency or on 101.

You can also report your concerns to us by calling 0113 222 4406 or using the Report a problem with a dog form.​​​​​​​​      

You can also use this form to let us know if a dog is often out of control in a park, straying and causing damage, distresses or causes injury to other animals.

Banned breeds

You should contact the Police on 101 to report any dog which you believe is a banned breed. 

In the UK these are the Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino and the Fila Brasileiro. Cross breeds including any of those types of dog may also be banned, based on their size and characteristics.


To report nuisance dog barking, visit our antisocial behaviour page.

Report a dead, sick or injured dog

Sick or injured stray dogs should be reported to the RSPCA. Reports can be made via the RSPCA website or by calling 0300 1234 999.​​      

Dead dogs can be reported to us by using the Report a dead animal online form.​​​      

Woodhaven Boarding Kennels and Cattery

You need to contact the kennel to arrange an appointment before going.


Common Lane, South Milford, Leeds LS25 5BX


01977 685 404 or 07856 920 173 (Out of hours)

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