Please contact us if you would like to advertise an animal as missing, or have information on any of the animals listed.

Stray dogs and found dogs

Unfortunately, we don’t have enough resources to pick up healthy strays. However, if you’ve found a sick or injured stray, please report them to us.

Your local authority must provide a dog warden service. Find more information on your local council’s website.

If you’ve found a healthy looking dog:

  • Report the stray dog to the council.
  • Ring local vets and rescue centres.
  • If it’s safe, check whether the dog is wearing a tag, call the number and leave a message.
  • Ask local vets to scan them for a microchip.
  • Create a found poster and place around the local area
  • Check listings and add details on missing pet websites. We refer the public to Pets Located, exclusively used by our inspectors, but you can find other similar websites through search engines.

If you decide to take the dog home while you wait for the warden to arrive, please be aware that lost dogs may be scared and distressed – read our dog care advice and our behaviour guide to help keep the dog and your family happy and safe.

Don’t forget that a lost dog could be scared. If you’re unsure about their behaviour, please don’t approach and wait for the dog warden to arrive.

By law, you can’t keep a stray dog. If you want to rehome the dog, leave your details with the warden.

Keeping your dog safe

By law, your dog should be microchipped, wear a collar and tag with your name and contact details. This will help you find your dog if they go missing.

If your animal is missing:

This is a deeply distressing experience, which will most likely raise anxiety levels.

Considerations on what to do include:

  • Place an advert on social media. In a day and age when people are connected to the internet for real time updates, placing an advert on social media offers maximum exposure over a local area where the animal may be. Consider Facebook and Twitter.
  • Contact us, so we can advertise the missing animal on our website. We may be able to make enquiries with our contacts to see if the animal has come to their attention.
  • Contact your microchip company so they can flag your pet as missing
  • Contact your local vets and place a missing poster in their practice
  • Advise neighbours near and far, post flyers through letterboxes and ask them to check their outbuildings, advise your postman, milkman, delivery drivers etc
  • Contact local animal rescue centres and charities, Blue Cross, Cats Protection, Marjorie Nash Cat Rescue etc
  • Put posters up and distribute leaflets in your local area – this really does help !
  • Place your cat’s litter tray outside the back door and hang out their bed and blankets and an article of unwashed clothing also spread the contents of your hoover bag around your garden as they may pick up the scent from far away
  • If the animal is a dog, contact your local council to see if the animal has been taken in with them Contact you council

We also recommend registering details on the following websites:

Missing Animals



Layla has been missing from Walton court area, Aylesbury since Thursday May.
She is a tortoiseshell and has white patches on her nose, chest and paws. She also has a black patch in her right eye. She is quite shy and anxious.

If you have any information as to Layla’s whereabouts please call us on 07748307869 thank you.



Another rabbit has been found. A giant grey rabbit has been found near Garratts Way High Wycombe early on the morning of Monday 7th February. If anyone has lost a rabbit please can they ring or text Jane on 07748 307869.