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Stray and lost dogs

Report a lost dog

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

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 a 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 Humberside Police on 101.

Dogs that we collect are taken to holding kennels at Doughty Road Depot 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 Depot or Sangreat Kennels will be charged a fee which must be paid prior to the dog being released to you.


  • £75 stray dog fee (includes statutory fee)
  • £60 stray dog return (delivery fee)
  • £20 daily boarding kennel fee
  • £10 microchipping fee (administration)

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 re-homing on the Sangreat Kennels  website.

Kennel opening times:

  • Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday and bank holidays 1pm to 4pm

Their contact number is 01652 652453.

Acceptance point

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, DN32 0LL.

Contact details

Lost dogs contact form

Doughty Road Depot, Doughty road, Grimsby, DN32 0LL

Telephone: 01472 326300 option 3

Telephone opening times: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm, except bank holidays