Manchester City Council

Environmental problems Lost or missing dogs

For many of us, a dog is an important member of the family. To lose a dog can be a distressing and painful experience.

Make sure that your dog has a collar and an identifiable tag displaying your name, address and contact number. It's also advisable to have your dog microchipped.

If your dog is lost or missing:

  • speak to people in your local area and ask if your dog has been seen: a photograph of the dog is helpful;
  • regularly check with the Manchester Dogs' Home to see if your dog has been taken there. All dogs brought in as strays are looked after for 7 full days, after which the dog becomes the property of the Dogs' Home and is put up for adoption;
  • check The National Database for Lost and Found Dogs; and
  • check Lost and Found database for microchipped pets.

Any dog that's unsupervised in a public place may be taken by us. If the dog has a tag with contact details, or is microchipped, we will try to contact the owner. If the dog can't be taken straight home it will be taken to Manchester Dogs' Home.

View the information you need when you go and collect your dog.

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