If you find a stray dog, you can report it to us and we'll make arrangements to collect it.

Our animal wardens collect stray dogs:

  • Monday to Sunday - 9am to 4pm

Report a stray dog

You can also report a stray dog to us by telephone:

  • Monday to Friday - 01634 333 333
  • Saturday to Sunday - 01634 304 400 (out of hours)

Find your dog

Our Facebook page is updated daily with stray dogs found in Medway.

If you recognise any of the dogs as your own, you can make arrangements to collect them. 

Dog owners reunited with their pets must pay a fee of £56, which includes a £25 statutory charge.

The money contributes to the cost of running the stray dog service. This includes employing staff, leasing vehicles and associated running costs and the cost of specialist equipment. Kennelling and any vets fees may be charged separately if appropriate.  

Under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, local authorities are entitled to withhold a dog from its owner until all fees have been paid.

If a dog's owner is not found

We make every effort to reunite dogs with their owners. However, if the owner cannot be identified or contacted, the dog will be held at kennels. If the dog is not claimed within 7 days, attempts will be made to rehome it.

We also run a dog fostering scheme. If you would like to become a dog fosterer, please email us at animal.wardens@medway.gov.uk.

Medway Canine Code

We encourage all dog owners to abide by the Medway Canine Code. This will help reduce stray dogs and benefit the whole community. 

Read the Medway Canine Code