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Responsible dog ownership


All dogs are required by law to wear a collar and identity tag when in a public place. It is also a legal requirement that dogs are microchipped.

Make sure that your dog's identification is up to date. This way, if your dog gets lost, its finder will be able to contact you directly. This prevents the dog from having to be seized by the Council and sending you the charges.

Dogs must also be kept under proper control at all times. They should be kept on a lead when near livestock.

Rehoming a dog

For details of unclaimed stray dogs that are looking for a new home, contact West End Farm Kennels. You can phone them on 01449 737641

I need to rehome my dog

If you need to rehome your dog, we suggest that you do not do this via social media.

Sadly, every year dogs pass into our care after being abandoned by people who had found them via social media. This can be traumatic for the animal and without their history, it can be difficult to rehome them.

Use a legitimate rehoming organisation such as the Blue Cross to rehome your dog. They will match your pet with a suitable owner and make sure your dog goes to a good home.