Dog Control Services - Frequently Asked Questions
- I breed dogs, do I need a licence?
- As a dog owner, how can I avoid paying a penalty if I’m out with my dog?
- Does the dog warden deal with cats?
- I’m going on holiday – can you recommend a good boarding kennels or cattery?
- I have found a dog, what do I do with it?
- I have lost my dog, has the Dog Warden picked it up?
Generally, you do need a licence to breed dogs but this depends on the number of breeding bitches you have. More information on this issues can be obtained from contacting the Animal Services Officer on 0300 1234561.
You should always be prepared to clean up after your dog and should always carry some means of picking up the waste.
The Dog Warden Service only deals with dogs. Cats are free to roam where they wish and they are not subject to any controls when doing so.
Boarding establishments for cats/or dogs must be licensed by the Local Authority. We cannot recommend specific premises but would urge anyone thinking of boarding their animals to visit the kennels or cattery first. You should ensure your pet is up to date with vaccinations as you will need to show the vaccination certificate to the kennels or cattery upon admission.
If you find a stray dog, you should contact the Animal Services Officer (0300 1234561) during normal office hours and we will endeavour to collect the dog provided we can be satisfied that the dog is not your own. The Council’s Dog Warden Service operates from 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
Report it to the Dog Wardens as soon as possible. We keep a register of all stray dogs that have been picked up within Moray. If you have lost your dog you could contact Brumley Brae Kennels, Elgin (01343 544411). You should also notify the police.