Stray dogs

If you find a stray dog 08:30 - 16:00, Monday - Friday, contact us: 

One of our wardens will collect the dog. If the warden cannot recognise and contact the owner, the dog will be taken to Hengwrt Kennels, Dolgellau.


Out of hours

If you find a stray dog outside Council working hours, keep the dog safely until the next working day or take the dog (at your own expense) to Hengwrt Kennels, Dolgellau - 01341 422597

The out of hours service is available between 18:00 and 22:00, Monday - Friday, and between 09:00 and 21:00 on weekends.

(You must contact them beforehand) 

Getting your dog back

If a dog has been taken into kennels, owners should contact the kennel before collecting the dog.

  • Hengwrt Kennels, Dolgellau - 01341 422597
    Monday – Friday (09:00 - 11:00; 17:30 - 18:00); Saturday (09:00 - 11:00)

Release fees

  • As from 1 August 2016, owners must pay the standard fine of £73.00
    + £9 per day
    + an additional fee of £15 if the dog has been collected outside normal office hours, Monday - Friday 08:30 - 16:00 

The dog will not be released until the fees and any other costs like vet fees have been paid in full.

If the owner does not claim the dog within 7 days we will make an effort to rehome it - usually through a local charity.  If this is not possible, it may be destroyed.