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Dog Fouling

If you do not clear up after your dog then the offence of Dog Fouling applies that can lead to a £75 fixed penalty notice being issued.

To assist dog owners, warning notices are in place in relevant areas together with a network of anti-dog fouling bins where dog waste can be deposited.

If you lose your dog

All stray dogs picked up in the borough are taken to the following:

The City Dogs Home
Brookhouse Lane
Tel : 01782 304130

If you lose your dog you could try:

  • Contact the above kennels between 9am to 5pm.
  • Telephone your local Veterinary Surgeries and local Animal Rescue Centres;
  • Ask neighbours and other local residents;
  • Consider putting up Lost Dog Posters with your pets photo on it.

Please note: On collection of your dog from the kennels you will be required to pay all kennelling and veterinary costs along with a fine of £25.00 payable on collection.

Animal Welfare

The Council can provide advice on a range of Animal Health and Welfare issues.

Mistreated Dogs

If you find an injured or mistreated stray dog, contact the RSPCA in the first instance.

Please note that the Council is not responsible for:

  • Dogs of people in hospital or care
  • Dogs of Prisoners
  • Re-homing unwanted dogs
  • Dogs of evicted tenants.
  • Dangerous dog incidents (Please contact West Midlands Police Tel: 0845 113 5000)

Noise from barking dogs

The council will investigate noise from barking dogs. If you have a noise problem regarding Barking Dogs please see our webpage on complaining about noise.

Licence to keep a breeding establishment for dogs

If you breed dogs for commercial purposes you will require a Licence To Keep A Breeding Establishment For Dogs issued by the Local Authority. A breeding establishment for dogs is defined as "Any premises which carries on a business of breeding dogs for sale".