Dartford Borough Council Dog Warden Service

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Dartford Borough Council Dog Warden Service.


  • If the owner is identifiable from the collar and tag, return the dog to them
  • If you can’t find the owner please contact Dartford Civic Centre on 01322 343434 and we will ask you to take the dog to our holding kennels
  • During working hours, it may be possible for an Animal Control Officer to collect the dog but if the Animal Control Officer is unavailable, or your call is out of hours, you will be asked to hold on to the dog until the next working day or to take the dog to Dartford Borough Council's holding kennels
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Stray dogs will be held for 7 days after which, if the dog is not claimed then it will be transferred to a re-homing charity selected by Dartford Borough Council.

If you have lost your dog, contact us as soon as possible on 01322 343434, as it may have been picked up as a stray and taken to kennels.

If your dog has been taken to our kennels, you will be able to collect your dog. Kennels normal operation hours are Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm; Sunday and Bank Holidays 9am to 12pm.

  • A fine, kennel fees and administration fees will be charged before the dog can be handed back to you. If your dog required vet treatment then you will be liable to pay all associated fees
  • Kennel fees will be charged for each day (or part of a day), and include the day the dog is picked up and the day the dog is collected
  • Kennel fees increase daily until the fees are paid

You can also:

  • Call your pet chip company and report the dog lost
  • Telephone local veterinary surgeries and local animal rescue centres
  • Ask neighbours and other local residents, consider putting up lost dog posters with your pets photo
  • Telephone Battersea Dogs Home at West Kingsdown – 01474 875 102
  • If you think your dog has been stolen, report the loss to the police as soon as possible

Please be a responsible dog owner:

  • Keep a collar and tag with your name, address and telephone numbers inscribed on it, on your dog at all times, keep the dog under control in public places

It is a legal requirement to have your dog chipped, and we can provide this service.

Contact Information
Civic Centre, Home Gardens, Dartford, DA1 1DR, United Kingdom, Kent DA1 1DR
Telephone: 01322 343 434

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