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Stray and lost dogs

Stray, lost and found dogs

We want to make sure that, as often as possible, stray or lost dogs are reunited with their owner. Our dog wardens take any found dogs to Sangreat Kennels, so please call them on 01652 652453 if you are looking for your lost dog.

Pet owners are often distraught when they lose their pets, so it is important that they are reunited as quickly as possible.

We are aware that there are a number of social media sites that seek to reunite lost pets with their owners. If you can post information about the dog you have found, this may provide a quick and happy ending. If you have a  account, search for "Missing and Found Pets in North Lincs and Surrounding Areas". This is one of many webpages that may help you.

Stray dogs which cannot be reunited with their owner may be taken to Sangreat Kennels by the person who found it. Sangreat Kennels is open to the public during the following times:

  • Monday to Saturday: 9am to 5.30pm

  • Sundays and bank holidays: 1pm to 4pm

Before taking a dog to Sangreat Kennels, you are advised to call 01652 652453 so that the staff are ready to meet you.

Contact Sangreat Kennels on 01652 652453 or sangreat@hotmail.co.uk.  

We are aware that there are a number of social media sites that seek to reunite lost pets with their owners. If you can ask for help to find your lost pet, this may provide a quick and happy ending. If you have a  account, search for "Missing and Found Pets in North Lincs and Surrounding Areas". This is one of many webpages that may help you.

If your dog has been found by the Dog Warden, it will be taken to Sangreat Kennels, so please call them on 01652 652453 them if you are looking for your lost dog. Dogs may also be taken there by a member of the public.

Dogs may be reclaimed from Sangreat Kennels between the following hours:

  • Monday to Saturday: 9am to 5pm
  • Sundays and bank holidays: 1pm to 4pm

Sangreat Kennels is closed on Christmas Day.

Dog owners collecting their dog from Sangreat Kennels must prove they are the owner of the dog before they can take the dog home. Sangreat Kennels staff are not authorised to release any dog until all fees are paid in full and they are satisfied of ownership. If collecting a dog, you must provide at least two forms of identification.

For more information, please call Sangreat Kennels on 01652 652453 or visit the Sangreat Kennels website.

If you are unable to find your dog via social media or at Sangreat Kennels, email us on environmental.health@northlincs.gov.uk to report your dog as missing. We will not respond unless we know the whereabouts of your dog. You also need to inform the police on 101.

The fees for the release of a dog depend on how long the dog has been at Sangreat Kennels, what time it was accepted into the kennels and whether the Dog Warden took the dog to the kennels. The following four charts give the fees which apply to the varying circumstances.

Stray dog reclaim fees

Chart 1 

Dogs taken to Sangreat Kennels between 8am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday.
Day Kennelling fee Statutory fine Dog Warden fee Total
1 £16 £25 £14 £55
2 £32 £25 £14 £71
3 £48 £25 £14 £87
4 £64 £25 £14 £103
5 £80 £25 £14 £119
6 £96 £25 £14 £135
7 £112 £25 £14 £151
8 £128 £25 £14 £167

 

The Dog Warden fee of £14 is not payable if the dog is taken to the Kennels by a member of the public or police officer.     

Chart 2 

Dogs taken to Sangreat Kennels between 5.31pm to 10pm Monday to Saturday.
Day Kennelling fee Statutory fine Dog Warden fee Total
1 £18.50 £25 £14 £57.50
2 £37 £25 £14 £76.00
3 £55.50 £25 £14 £94.50
4 £74 £25 £14 £113
5 £92.50 £25 £14 £131.50
6 £111 £25 £14 £150
7 £129.50 £25 £14 £168.50
8 £148 £25 £14 £187


The Dog Warden fee of £14 is not payable if the dog is taken to the Kennels by a member of the public or police officer. 

Chart 3

Dogs taken to Sangreat Kennels between 1pm to 5.30pm on a Sunday by a member of the public or police officer, NOT the Dog Warden:
 Day  Kennelling fee  Statutory fine  Total
 1  £16  £25  £41 
 2  £32  £25  £57
 3  £48  £25  £73
 4  £64  £25  £89
 5  £80  £25  £105
 6  £96  £25  £121
 7  £112  £25  £137
 8  £128  £25  £153


Chart 4  

Dogs taken to Sangreat Kennels between 5.31pm to 9pm on a Sunday by a member of the public or police officer, NOT the Dog Warden:
 Day Kennelling fee  Statutory fine  Total 
 1  £18.50  £25  £43.50
 2  £37  £25  £62
 3  £55.50  £25  £80.50
 4  £74  £25  £99
 5  £92.50  £25  £117.50
 6  £111  £25  £136
 7  £129.50  £25  £154.50
 8  £148  £25  £173


The fees in the above four charts are calculated in line with the fees and charges set by the Neighbourhoods Cabinet Member. These fees are payable by dog owners reclaiming their stray dog.

We have an excellent record of re-homing unclaimed stray dogs and always try to find a new home for dogs. There are often dogs for sale at Sangreat Kennels, which cost £60. This price includes a free microchip.

If you are looking to give an unclaimed stray dog a good home, please visit the Sangreat Kennels website or call them on 01652 652453.

The Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015  made it compulsory for all dogs in England to be microchipped at eight weeks old.

Microchipping is a permanent form of identification for your dog. A chip, about the size of a long grain of rice, is injected under your dog's skin between the shoulder blades. The chip carries a unique number which allows the dog to be traced to its owner when scanned.

The Control of Dogs Order 1992 says that your dog must also wear a collar and tag when in a public place. The new microchip law hasn't changed this requirement. If your dog has an up to date microchip and a collar and tag showing your contact telephone number, you are more likely to be quickly reunited with your pet.

It is essential that you keep your microchip details up to date. Adding your phone number on the dog tag will help to ensure that you and your dog are quickly reunited if you move home.

Read more essential information about dog tags and micro-chipping your dog [PDF, 31Kb]. 

The Dogs Trust runs a microchipping scheme through vets, offering free microchipping to all dogs. For your nearest participating vet, please visit the Chip My Dog website. You can also visit this page to find out if we are taking part in any free dog microchipping sessions near you.

We offer the following advice to help you keep your dog safe, preventing it from getting lost or straying:

  • Get your dog microchipped, it is the law
  • Make sure your dog is always wearing a collar with an up to date tag attached, it is the law
  • The dog tag should show, as a minimum, your name, address and a contact telephone number
  • Always close your gate so your dog can't escape
  • Fix any holes or gaps in your fence that your dog could escape through
  • On windy days, check fence panels haven't blown down before you let your dog out
  • Take photographs of your dog in case it does get lost
  • Join social media pages such as  which reunite lost dogs. Search for "Missing and Found Pets in North Lincs and Surrounding Areas". This is one of many webpages that may help you or enable you to help another pet owner.
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Contact details

Sangreat Kennels: 01652 652453 

environmental.health@northlincs.gov.uk

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Opening hours

Customer Contact Centre:

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 5pm

Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm

Closed Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays

Sangreat Kennels:

Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm

Sundays and bank holidays 1pm to 4 pm

Closed Christmas Day

Last updated: 01/11/2017