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Dog Warden Service

Stray Dogs

The Councils dog warden is available to deal with stray dogs and general dog enquiries during office hours, Monday to Friday by telephoning 01933 231960.  

If a dog is out on its own, it is classed as a stray. If the stray dog can be caught and the owner/keeper cannot be traced, it will be kept in boarding kennels at the owners'/keepers' expense.

Once kennelled, to reclaim a dog the owner/keeper will be required to pay a fine and the daily cost of kennelling.  Prior to collecting your dog please call Country Kennels (as below) to arrange a suitable time for collection and arrangements for payment.

If you do not collect your dog within seven days, you will lose the right to re-claim it, and attempts will be made to re-home it.


Out of hours the Council accepts stray dogs brought to our kennels within the hours listed below - the Kennels do NOT provide a collection service.

Country Kennels, Main Road, Grendon, NN7 1JW.  01933 665315

Opening hours:

1700 to 2000 hours Monday to Friday

0800 to 2000 Saturday

0800 to 1600 Sundays and Bank Holidays


If a dog is found outside these hours we would ask the finder to keep it if possible for collection the next working day by the dog warden, or until the kennels re-opens. 

This service is available to deal with stray dogs only. Anyone who no longer wishes to keep a dog should try to re-home it or contact a local dog/animal rescue charity. 

It is illegal and irresponsible to abandon a dog and anyone who does so may be liable for prosecution.


If you have LOST A DOG please telephone 01933 231960 during office hours.

Country Kennels can also be contacted during limited out of hours (as above).