Renfrewshire Council


Lost dogs

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

The dog will be taken to kennels and the owner will be charged kennelling fees and a veterinary check charge, together with an administration fee. See Dog Services on the Fees and Charges webpage for the current administration fee.

What do I do if my dog is lost?

If your dog has been uplifted, it will be kennelled with the SSPCA for up to 7 days. If not claimed, it will be gifted to the SSPCA.

Stray dogs can be uplifted from SSPCA, on payment of the appropriate fee, at 125 Kinnell Place, Glasgow G52 3RY.

You can also phone the SSPCA on 0300 099 9999.

Reporting a stray dog

If you find a stray dog, contact us on 0300 300 0380 with the following 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.

Advice for dog owners

You can help reduce the number of stray dogs on our streets by following these simple steps:

  • Consider getting your dog neutered to prevent unwanted litters.
  • Fit your dog with a Pet micro chip so it can be traced if it goes missing.
  • Take responsibility for your dog and make sure you always know where it is.