Stray dogs

Find our more about who to contact if you see a stray dog, have lost your own dog, or have any concerns about dogs in your neighbourhood.

Dog wardens collect stray dogs and try to reunite them with their owners as quickly as possible.

Keep your dog safe and traceable

It is a legal requirement to have your dog microchipped and it must wear an ID tag when in a public place, which includes your surname, address and contact number.  

This makes it easier to find and return the dog if lost or stolen.
Make sure you microchip details are up to date, to do this you need to contact your local vet.
If you have lost your dog, please contact the dog warden during the hours, or Animal Wardens outside of those hours. You can also contact local rescue centres to extend your search further. 

Animal wardens will charge a fee to collect the dog.

Find out more about how local councils including Knowsley look after stray dogs here

What to do if you see a stray dog 

Contact the dog warden

The dog warden is available between 9am and 1.30pm, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  


0151 443 2300


Contact the animal warden

Out of the hours of the dog warden please contact one of our animal wardens. 


0151 374 2174


Other concerns

If you are worried about a banned breed, a dog that is out of control, a dangerous or aggressive dog please report to the police on 101 or 999 if there is an imminent risk.

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