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Lost or Stray Dogs

Lost or Stray Dogs

It is an offence to allow your dog to stray, or to take possession of a stray dog without reporting it.

Stray dogs can be reported to Environmental Health by phoning 01259 450000 Monday to Friday 9-5 with the following information:

  • location of dog
  • when you saw the dog
  • the dog's breed if known along with description
  • if possible or safe to do so, any details on its collar tag
  • owner's name and address if known
  • your own contact details
  • any other relevant information for example direction of travel

Out with these times, you should call Police Scotland on 101.

You can take a stray dog to a designated police office, if it is safe to do so. Please note the only designated police offices for receiving stray dogs are Falkirk, Stirling and Alloa.

Bandeath Stray Dog Shelter

All stray dogs found within the Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire areas are kept at Bandeath Dog Shelter, a central facility managed by Stirling Council on behalf of Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling Councils.

There is a daily charge you must pay to recover your dog from Bandeath from the day it is accepted, which must be paid to Stirling Council before you can collect your dog. You must also provide proof of identity when collecting your dog such as a driving licence, passport, credit card etc.

To check if your dog is at Bandeath please phone 01786 404040 with the following information:

  • where you lost your dog;
  • when you lost your dog;
  • your dog's breed and colour;
  • if your dog has a collar and information tag; and
  • if your dog has been ID chipped

After 7 days any unclaimed dogs become the property of Stirling Council.

For more information please refer to Bandeath Dog Shelter web pages or Facebook page.

Dogs taken to a police station

The police use their own facilities and enquiries about any lost dog must be made separately to them by phoning 101.

The police do not share this information with us and so we are unable to advise on dogs they may have.

For Further Information Contact

Environmental Health
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000
Email: