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.
Between 9.00am and 5.00pm on normal workdays, stray dogs can be reported to the Environmental Health Section with the following information:
At other times contact can be made with Police Scotland. 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.
All stray dogs found within the Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire areas are kept at Bandeath Stray Dog Shelter, a central facility managed by Stirling Council on behalf of Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling Councils. The police use their own facilities and enquiries about any lost dog must also be made separately to them. The police do not share this information with us and so we are unable to advise on doge they may have. There is a daily charge you must pay to recover your dog from Bandeath from the day it is accepted. Follow the link at the foot of this page for more details on this charge. This must be paid to Stirling Council before you can collect your dog. You must provide proof of identity when collecting your dog such as a driving licence, passport, credit card etc.
Bandeath has its own Facebook page which you can use to view the dogs there. Follow this link
To check if your dog is at Bandeath please telephone with the following information:
Please note that after 7 days any unclaimed dogs become the property of Stirling Council.
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)
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450 000