North East Lincolnshire Council

Stray and lost dogs

Report a lost dog

To report your dog as lost then please complete our Lost dog form.

An officer will take details of your dog and contact you should the animal be collected by a warden. Please also check the Sangreat Kennels website for details of animals already in their care.

Report your lost dog by completing our online form for Lost dogs.

Stray dogs

If you have you seen a dog but it is not contained or secured then we are unable to deal with this. If you have concerns about the dogs welfare please contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234999.

If you have you found a dog and have contained or secured it please ring 01472 326300 to speak to one of our dog wardens. Any dangerous dogs must be reported to the non-emergency 101 line or online at  to report it on the Humberside Police website. If you’d rather not give your name, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. Barking dogs causing noise problems can be reported by completing our noise nuisance form.

Dogs that we collect are taken to holding kennels at Doughty Road to allow initial identity checks to be undertaken. Owners identified during this time will be contacted as quickly as possible and asked to collect their animal. After an initial period (usually 24 hours) the dog will be transferred into the care of our partners Sangreat Kennels at Scawby, Brigg, DN20 9AA.

Owners collecting their dog from either Doughty Road or Sangreat Kennels will be charged fees based on the length of time the animal has been in local authority care and any treatment administered.

Re-homing of unclaimed stray dogs

Dogs for re-claiming and re-homing are available from Sangreat Kennels.

The breed, size and age of dogs can change daily so you are encouraged to contact them first if you’re looking to give a dog a good home. You can view the dogs currently available for rehoming on the Sangreat Kennels website.

The kennels are open

  • Monday to Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday and bank holidays: 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Their contact number is 01652 652453

Acceptance point

The North East Lincolnshire Council does not provide a 24 hour service for stray dogs. However, the Council does provide an acceptance point where dogs can be taken outside of normal office hours.

Should you find a dog straying out of hours you can drop the dog off at the acceptance point at Doughty Road Depot, Doughty Road, Grimsby, DN320LL.

Telephone: 01472 326300 option 3

Opening times: Monday to Thursday 9 am to 5 pm and Friday 9 am to 4.30 pm, except bank holidays