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Lost and stray dogs

What happens if your dog strays or is lost

Lost dogs

If you have lost your dog please contact our contact centre on 01827 715341 AND Birmingham Dogs Home on 0121 643 5211 to report it as missing. You can also report your dog missing online below.

Report a lost dog

What happens if we find stray dogs

If your dog is found straying, the council's officer will pick it up. If it is the first time your dog has been found and your dog has a collar and tag (as required by law) or microchip (with up to date details) that shows where it lives, then an attempt will be made to return the dog to you. However, if you are not at home, your dog has no identity information, or your dog has been caught before, it will be taken to the kennels for safe-keeping until it is claimed.

The dog may be re-homed after eight days if no communication is received from the owner. Unfortunately, in some cases of very old, very aggressive, or ill dogs, new homes cannot be found and the dog has to be put to sleep. Some owners actually abandon their dogs when they become ill, and the council and kennels then provide veterinary care and try to rehome if possible.

Most dogs are taken to the council's kennels which are provided by: Birmingham Dogs Home

Opening hours of our kennels

Birmingham Dogs Home, Catherine-de-Barnes Lane, Solihull, B92 0DJ - which operates between 9.00am and 4:30pm Mon to Sat (not Christmas and New Year). Please ring before visiting - 0121 643 5211

Please note there will be a charge on collection.


During the close down we have no dog warden service.

If you have lost a dog, you can check directly with Birmingham Dogs Home (address and opening times below) but you might also want to log with the Police (non emergency 101 or via HQ switchboard 01926 415000, NOT 999) and check with neighbouring Councils or kennels, such as Nuneaton, Tamworth, Hinckley and Bosworth.

Kennels at Pheasants Nest Nuneaton, and Ninestones Curdworth may we worth a call.

Birmingham Dogs Home opening time over the holidays  

Catherine-de-Barnes Lane, Solihull, B92 0DJ Tel 0121 643 5211

Last updated Wednesday, 12th June 2019

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