If a dog is dangerously out of control you can report it to us, or if an aggressive dog injures someone, report it to the police on 101. You should also contact the police if you think someone is keeping a banned dog (e.g. pit bull terrier).
Have you found a stray dog? You can report it here:
We work in partnership with Birmingham Dog Wardens who will collect the stray dog as soon as possible. If the dog warden has a long distance to travel, collection may be the next working day if the dog isn’t reported until late afternoon.
Alternatively, you can report a stray dog to our Contact Centre on 0121 704 8001.
If the dog service is unavailable, you have the following options:
- Keep the dog until a time when the wardens can collect it from you.
- Take the dog to Birmingham Dogs Home
- If the dog is injured, take the dog to local vets.
Dog mess is a public nuisance and a threat to health.
Report noise nuisance.
If you've lost your pet we may be able to help:
If you report your lost dog to us, we can try and find a match with our register of Stray Dogs and reunite you with your dog.
If your microchip details were up to date and your dog has been seized, you should receive a Notice of Seizure from the Council. It costs the Council a lot of money to arrange for your dog to be collected, and therefore you will be charged for the seizure of your dog and letting your dog stray.
If your dog was also injured in any way, you will be required to pay any veterinary fees. Kenneling fees should be sought with Birmingham Dogs Home. The charge for allowing your dog to stray is a £83 (which includes the statutory fee of £25) however the cost may be more if this is a subsequent occurrence.
From 6 April 2016, under The Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2015, your dog must be microchipped unless:
- It is a certified working dog
- It is less than 8 weeks old
If your dog is found stray without a microchip, you will be served with a Notice requiring you to get your dog microchipped within twenty-one days. It is an offence not to comply with this Notice and you may be fined up to £500 for non-compliance.
For all other animals please call 0121 704 8000.
You can also call Pet Search on 0121 704 4377. Pet Search are a local organisation that help reunite lost pets with their owners.
If you’re worried that an animal is being subjected to any form of cruelty please call the RSPCA cruelty helpline: 0300 1234 999
We can only remove dead animals from council land, i.e. public highways, parks and Solihull Community Housing communal spaces.
If a dead animal is causing a hazard please call us on 0121 704 8000.
The Warwickshire Biological Records Centre (WBRC) contains information on species and ecological sites within Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull. You can inform them of a dead badger on private land online (They will not collect the dead animal but record the death for statistical purposes).
If your pet dies, your local vet may be able to remove the animal. It’s also possible to bury a pet in the garden, but you need to check that there are no health hazards involved (eg. polluting the water table).