Stray dogs

Find out 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. 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.


Payment must be made in full and proof of ownership must be provided before the dog can be released back to the owner.

Summary of fees  

Fee for dogs collected from Salford Kennels, Turnpike Depot

(Paid to Knowsley Council)


Fee for dogs reclaimed from Manchester Dogs’ Home

(Paid to Manchester & Cheshire Dogs’ Home)   

Microchip at Manchester Dogs’ Home only


Charge may vary

The current reclaim fee is £88.65 for the first 48 hours from when the dog is found.

A confirmation email that the reclaim fee must be shown to Salford Dog Warden upon arrival at the kennels.

Collection from Salford kennels by the owner can only take place between the hours of 2:30pm & 3:30pm Monday to Thursday.

All dogs in Salford kennels will be transferred to Manchester Dogs’ Home at 12pm on Friday or if they have been at Salford Kennels for 48 hours.

If the dog is collected from Manchester Dogs’ Home

A fee of £137.34 will be charged along with any additional fees may be required by Manchester Dogs’ Home. Fees should be paid to Manchester Dogs’ Home directly. 

Please contact them on their website or by telephone 0300 1021212 to arrange payment and collection.

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