Please note: During the coronavirus pandemic the response from the dog warden may take longer than usual. Wallace Kennels are continuing to accept dogs, however please telephone them beforehand and under no circumstances should you go to the kennels if you are unwell or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
The dog warden continues to collect stray dogs and is operating safe precautions such as social distancing when visiting properties etc.
The Dog Warden deals with the seizure and detention of stray dogs, the administration of the dog fouling laws and initial complaints about barking dogs. The Dog Warden is also involved in promoting responsible dog ownership.
Brentwood Borough Council's Dog Warden service is available 8:30 - 17:00 Monday to Thursday and 8.30 - 16.30 on Friday.
The main responsibilities of the Dog Warden are to:
- collect stray dogs from the highway and strays that have been taken in by the public
- carry out patrols of local parks and streets
- investigate complaints about dog behaviour
- give information and advice about dog ownership
Complaints about Dog Barking, Fouling or Straying
If you have a complaint about dog barking, fouling or straying, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide as much information as possible to help the Dog Warden carry out his investigation:
- address from which barking is coming
- times of day it occurs and how frequently
- description of dog straying and location
- sightings of dog fouling
If you think an animal is being mistreated you should contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.
Although certain breeds of dog are named in the legislation and are subject to specific controls, any dog (large or small) has the potential to be dangerous or aggressive. Find out about the types of dog that are prohibited in this country from here:
Essex Police deals with complaints about dangerous dogs. Please call 01277 262212 to report a dangerous dog.