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Dog Warden Service in Weymouth and Portland

The Weymouth and Portland 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 Weymouth and Portland online.

How to contact the Dog Warden

Please contact us for the most immediate response. Please see the borough council's 2018 stray dog charges (pdf, 100kb) (opens in a new window) for this service.

Report a lost or stray dog

Report dog fouling

Report it

You can also contact us about:

  • unreasonable and excessive levels of dog noise
  • attacks from dogs on other animals
  • breach of Weymouth & Portland Borough Council dog-related Public Space Protection Order 2016

Where and how to walk your dog

From 1 June 2016, dog control orders in Weymouth and Portland will be changing. To view the changes in full please see the Weymouth & Portland Dog Related Public Space Protection Order 2016 (pdf, 1Mb) (opens in a new window).

The main changes from the previous dog orders are:

  • an extended period of dog exclusion on Weymouth beach - the area of exclusion can be seen in the Weymouth & Portland Dog Owner's Guide (pdf, 1Mb) (opens in a new window)
  • dogs to be on leads along the Promenade and Rodwell trail; and some changed restrictions in recreational areas.  Signage will be in place in these areas to make it clear what they are.
  • any area where dogs are to be kept on a lead is now restricted to a maximum lead length of 2 metres to maintain control.

Borough-wide restrictions continue in relation to clearance of dog faeces, exclusion of dogs in enclosed children's play areas, marked sport pitches, pathways adjacent to roads and when directed to do so by an authorised Dog Warden or Officer.

For further information and details of how you can prevent complaints about you and your dog please see 'What a responsible dog owner can do'.

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, contact the RSPCA (opens in a new window).

Further advice

The Dog Warden is happy to speak to members of the public on all dog related issues. If you have queries please contact the Dog Warden on 01305 838000. More information can be found in the Weymouth and Portland dog owners guide (pdf, 2Mb) (opens in a new window).

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