Dog Complaints

We take dog complaints very seriously, so if you want to make a complaint please contact us on 07 868 0200.


Typical complaints include:

  • Stray dogs seen wandering the streets
  • Notification regarding unregistered dogs
  • Dogs barking causing disturbances to neighbours
  • Dangerous dogs
  • Dogs being mistreated
  • Dogs not on leashes in public places or in prohibited or restricted areas (beaches etc)
  • Dogs getting into rubbish

Our Dog Control Officers

We provide Dog Control Officers to ensure that dogs and people can live in harmony and most of the time they do.

Officers attend to these complaints and they also carry out regular patrols. There is a 24 hour emergency service for life threatening situations, on ph 07 868 0200.

Survey for unregistered dogs

Twice a year our Officers carry out random property inspections to ensure that other dog owners have registered their dogs.

Education and Advice

Dog control officers provide education and advice to a wide range of people. This can be anything from teaching school children how to be safe around dogs, advising meter readers on how to enter a property safely, or to individuals on better control and enjoyment of their dog.

Liaison with Welfare Agencies

A strong relationship is maintained with the S.P.C.A. and M.P.I. to ensure ALL Stock and Dogs enjoy a safe and happy life.

If you would like any information on designated dog exercise areas, dog/owner education or other dog control information, please contact our Customer Services team by phoning 07 868 0200.

The Pound and adoptions

We also maintain a pound where lost, stray and abandoned dogs are kept. Dogs are kept for a minimum of seven days. Registered dogs wearing their tag can be reunited with their owner quickly, sometimes without the need for the dog to go to the pound. This saves money and stress for the owner, the dog and for us!

Dogs are always temperament tested so that suitable dogs are available for adoption. We work with the S.P.C.A and other recognised adoption agencies to ensure happy placements.