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Dog Warden service

The Dog Warden patrols North Ayrshire for stray dogs during office hours. The warden has powers to seize and impound any dog believed to be stray. 

To report a stray dog contact:

  • 01294 324339 Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.45pm and Friday 9am to 4.30pm
  • Police Scotland should be contacted outside of office hours

Seized dogs

The local police station is notified when a dog is seized by the Dog Warden. If a dog is microchipped, or has a name tag, the warden will contact the owner. 

If a dog is impounded, kennelling fees plus a fixed fine of £25 are due.   

Stray dogs are taken to kennels at:

Southfield Kennels
Cumnock Road

Telephone: : 01290 552532 

Southfield Kennels operate:

  • daily from 10am to 4.30pm 

It is best to contact the kennel operator first, where possible, to make arrangements prior to travelling.

Dogs are kept for 7 days unless reclaimed. 

Our Dog Warden service Facebook page aims to reunite dogs and their owners.

Failure to collect dogs

Failure to collect a dog within 7 days will in most cases result in the dog being given to the Dogs Trust for rehoming.  In very rare cases, the dog may be destroyed.