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Animal welfare

Information about the health and welfare of animals, including how to report a stray dog online or a pest problem.

  • CowsAnimal health and welfare

    We help promote and maintain standards of animal health and welfare. We are responsible for enforcing over 150 acts, orders and regulations.

  • dog Dog warden service

    The majority of animal welfare issues handled by Dorset councils relate to dogs, including dog fouling, stray and dangerous dogs. You can report animal fouling and stray dogs in Dorset online.

  • istock - pest control trapPest control in Dorset

    Some councils operate a pest control service to treat for infestation of rats and mice and a number of insect pests including wasps, ants, fleas, bed bugs and cockroaches.

  • zoo Licences - animals

    How to apply for a licence for boarding animals, dangerous animals, dog breeding, a pet shop, a zoo and a riding establishment.

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