Renfrewshire Council

Lost and stray dogs

Report a stray dog, what happens to stray dogs, what to do if your dog is lost, advice for dog owners.

If you own a dog, it is your responsibility to make sure it does not stray.

Stray dogs pose a hazard to themselves and to others.

Report a stray dog

If you find a stray dog, contact us on 0300 300 0380 with these details:

  • Your name, address and telephone number.
  • A description of the dog including its type, colour, size and approximate age.
  • Whether or not the dog appeared to be aggressive.
  • The time, date and location where you found the dog.

What happens to lost or stray dogs

Any dog found wandering in a public place on its own may be picked up by our animal wardens.

The Scottish SPCA will keep it in their kennels for up to 7 days. If the dog is not claimed, it will stay with the Scottish SPCA.

What to do if your dog is lost

You can phone the Scottish SPCA on 0300 099 9999 to see if your dog has been found.

If it has, you can collect it from the Glasgow SSPCA at:

125 Kinnell Place
G52 3RY.

The cost is £113.85 including VAT. This is for kennelling fees, a veterinary check and an administration fee. 

Advice for dog owners

You can help reduce the number of stray dogs on our streets by:

  • getting your dog neutered to prevent unwanted litters
  • fitting your dog with a pet microchip so it can be traced if it goes missing
  • taking responsibility for your dog and make sure you always know where it is.