What to do if you have found a lost dog
If you feel comfortable, try to catch the loose dog and check for a collar and owner details to contact them. Only do this if the dog seems happy to approach you and is calm and happy to be touched. Do not try and corner or catch an unwilling dog, just look for identifying features and information on where it is, or where it seems to be going so you can pass that information on.
Contact the local dog warden – this may be a number or online form and we have collated these below. You can also try any local dog rescue centres, but they may not always have the resources to collect dogs.
If the dog is injured or trapped, then you can also call the RSPCA – 0300 1234 999 during 8am-8pm. And if you think the dog might cause an accident or injury to someone, for example if it is on a road, please call the police.