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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.

A stray dog is considered to be any dog unaccompanied in a public place, however, in most cases it should be evident whether or not there is a person in charge of the dog.

Any matters relating to stray dogs should be brought to the attention of the Environmental Health Section with the following information:

  • location of dog;
  • when you saw the dog;
  • the dog's breed, if known, and 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; and
  • any other relevant information e.g. direction of travel

Environmental Protection Officers operate on normal working days Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.00pm. At other times contact can be made with Police Scotland. You can take the 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. The police also advise that stray dogs will not be uplifted by them unless it is demonstrating threatening or erratic behaviour, or is posing a danger.

Telephone Numbers:

  • Environmental Protection Officer: 01259 450 000
  • Police: 101

Bandeath Stray Dog Shelter

All stray dogs found within the Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire areas and dealt with by the local authorities or the police are kept at Bandeath Stray Dog Shelter, a facility managed by Stirling Council for stray animals.

To check if your dog has been taken to Bandeath Stray Dog Shelter please telephone 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

Please note that after 7 days any unclaimed dogs become the property of Stirling Council.

Opening Times

Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 12.00 noon and 1.00pm - 4.00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9.00am - 12.00 noon

Anyone wishing to collect a stray dog or to view dogs in the kennels must arrive at least 15 minutes before closing time to ensure that they can be dealt with before the premises close. Please note that charges for collection will apply.

Address: Unit 70, Bandeath Industrial Estate, Throsk
Telephone: 01786 812 908
Webpage: Bandeath Stray Animal Shelter (information from Stirling Council, in DOC format)

Related Publications & Documents

For Further Information Contact

Environmental Health
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450 000
Email: