Animal Wardens, Lost Dogs, Found Dogs

Stray Dog
We are aware that there is some negative and deflamatary remarks that are circulating from the owner of a dog that was seized. We have operated the service for the Council in question since 1992, the regulations regarding stray dogs has changed little since 1884.

The dog has been seized on eleven occasions in the past two years and it questions if it is being properly cared for - we have an obligation to investigate matters to ensure any owner is fulfilling their duty of care.

After holding the dog for thirty one days, the Local Authority concerned agreed for the dog to be returned for a last and final time.

Greater Manchester

For Bolton, Bury, Rochdale, Stockport, Trafford and Warrington telephone 0161 334 0042 - all others please contact your Local Authority direct.

Bolton and Wigan stray dogs are collected from Leigh Animal Sanctuary (01942 671215), Bury and Stockport dogs are held by Animal Wardens (0161 334 0042) in private boarding kennels and delivered home. Manchester City, Oldham, Tameside, Trafford and Rochdale stray dogs are collected from Manchester Dogs Home (0844 504 1212). Salford Dogs are held by Salford City Council (0161 909 6500).


If you have lost or found a dog in the Knowsley, Halton, Liverpool or Sefton areas, please telephone 0151 374 2174 All others please contact your Local Authority direct.

Dogs are held by Animal Wardens in private boarding kennels and are delivered home 0151 374 2174

Local Authority Clients

For thirty years we have worked closely with Local Authorities, with local people, in a caring professional way, promoting and enforcing responsible dog ownership.

Our clients benefit from regular updates and real flexibility. They enjoy agreed service levels, a quick response, unparalleled knowledge and vast experience.

Our Work
We are contracted by Local authority, Police Forces, Housing associations and other Government agencies to investigate complaints regarding dogs. To establish who provides this service in your area, please click here.

Our largest workload is providing Dog Wardens to Local Authorities under contract. If you are a local Authority, we would be pleased to submit a proposal, especialy if you are in the North West region.

Status Dogs
Over the past decades there has been an increase with status dogs in England. There are now more Pit Bull dogs than in 1992 when they were banned. Our work with status dogs is in early detection and education. Each Police force in England has appointed a Dog Legislation Officer to investigate all matters regarding status, banned and dangerous dogs. If you have concern regarding a dog, then contact the Police on 101.

Animal Welfare
Our role is to refer cases to the RSPCA who are the lead prosecuting authority in England. If you have concerns regarding the welfare of any animal then contact them on 0300 1234 999

Client login
Existing clients can log into our Animal Incident Management System (AIMS) to access information on each individual service request.

New record 13,401 web site visitors in one month
In 2014 we helped over 37,475  people regarding dogs, many of these listed in our lost dog and found dog data base. It is increasingly becoming the number one site to assist owners of lost dogs or found dogs, with 13,401 visitors in December 2014 seekiing help.

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