The simplest way to report a lot dog is though our phone app for Android or Apple. All app users, the NFDOG lost dog service, and others are instantly notified and can join the search. However you need to be a member of NFDOG (£5.00 a year) to do this.
All the other benefits of the app are free, but for data protection we need to be able to see who (the membership details) reports a lost dog to avoid abuse or misuse of the App.
The app also lets you report a recovered or found dog, access first aid information, and much more for free. You can download it through the app store - search NFDOG.
IF YOU LOSE YOUR DOG:
If you have found a stray dog or have an enquiry regarding a lost or found dog then during office hours please call the Dog Warden Service on 023 8028 5000
Alternatively, you can call 023 80 285202 and leave your name and a contact telephone number together with details of the dog on the answer phone and the Dog Warden Service will then contact you on the next working day.
Also phone and report your dog as missing to NFDOG on 01590 607 378 as well as the microchip company and local vets.
Register with DogLost.
Return to the area where you lost them, most dogs will return to this point. Leave scented clothes and toys here, to encourage them back.
Poster the area.
BEWARE: There have been reports that owners who have lost dogs have been contacted by people saying they've found them - and claiming a reward before handing them over. This can be a criminal fraud and the callers have not found the dogs. Please be careful at what is a very distressing time which these people seek to exploit.
IF YOU HAVE FOUND A DOG:
Check for an ID tag (by law, all dogs should wear one), if they aren't wearing one, please take the dog to your vets to be scanned for a microchip.
If you are unable to do this, you can call the Dog Warden on 023 80 285202 and leave your name and a contact telephone number together with details of the dog on the answer phone. The Dog Warden Service will then contact you on the next working day to make arrangements for collection of the dog and the return of any dogs that have been found.
You must, by law, report found dogs and try to reunite them.