Derry City & Strabane - Environmental Health
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Report a Lost, Stray or Stolen Dog

Reporting a lost/stray dog 

🐶 To report a lost or stray dog, contact  our dog wardens on ☎️ 028 71253253 | 📧

We can arrange to collect stray dogs or check to see if lost dogs have been picked up by our wardens and taken to Pet FBI Rescue (formerly Council Dog Shelter) at Unit 7a, Pennyburn Industrial Estate, Derry, BT48 0LU

If you are collecting a lost or stray dog, please contact Pet FBI in advance 

☎️ 07512280760 ( phone line open 10am - 8pm) |📧 or through Facebook.

Please bring photographic ID, your dog's licence number and the release fee.


Normal Opening Times:

Mon - Sat 10am – 12.00am & 7.00pm - 8.30pm

The law requires that all stray dogs are kept for a minimum of 5 days to allow the owners the opportunity of reclaiming them.  

Kennelling charges for a stray dog is £16.00 for the first day and £8.50 per day thereafter.

Please contact  Pet FBI if you are interested in rehoming an unclaimed stray dog.  It should be noted that Pet FBI may not be present during the listed opening times if there are no dogs in the kennels. Covid precautions are still in place so visitors are requested to wear masks at all times.

To view dogs presently awaiting a new home please click:

Unwanted dogs: Please note that Council no longer accepts unwanted dogs.  If you have a dog that needs rehomed, we recommend that you contact one of our two local animal rehoming charities: Pet FBI (Tel: 07512 280760) or Rainbow Rehoming Centre for Rescue Cats and Dogs (Tel: 028 71 812882).


 Dog Control

 📞 02871 253 253