Dog warden service in West Dorset
The West Dorset Dog Warden gives advice, educates and may take formal action, including the service of fixed penalty notices and prosecution in appropriate cases. Dog fouling, stray and lost dogs can be reported in West Dorset online.
How to contact the Dog Warden
Please call us on 01305 251010 for the most immediate response or complete the short online form to report:
Unreasonable and excessive levels of dog noise
Attacks from dogs on other animals
Breach of Dog Control Orders
Please see the District Council's Stray Dog Charges (pdf, 64kb) (opens in a new window) for this service.
Where and how to walk your dog
There are a number of Dog Control Orders you should be aware of when walking your dog in West Dorset.
Mistreatment or neglect of dogs
The Dog Warden is not responsible for the investigation of mistreatment or neglect of dogs. If you are concerned about the treatment of a dog you should contact the RSPCA (opens in a new window) on 0300 1234 999.
The Dog Warden is happy to speak to members of the public on all dog related issues, if you have any queries please contact the Dog Warden on 01305 251010. Further information can be found in the District Council's Dog Owners Guide (pdf, 2Mb) (opens in a new window).
What a responsible dog owner can do - West Dorset
Your dog can be a faithful friend and effective security guard, however, if your dog does not always live up to its reputation, it's not necessarily the dog's fault - it could be yours! We have put together a guide to help you ensure that your dog really is 'man's best friend'. Here are a few tips and helpful reminders.
What can we do for you?
The West Dorset Dog Warden Service provides a range of services.
Animal welfare, neutering and spaying
We help promote and maintain standards of animal health and welfare in West Dorset and Weymouth & Portland.
Dog related Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) consultation
West Dorset District Council are currently consulting on dog related PSPO across the area.