Environmental problems

Report dog issues

Dangerous dogs or dog fighting

To report dangerous dogs and dog fighting call Merseyside Police on 0151 709 6010.

Find a lost dog or report a stray dog

All local councils have a duty to pick up stray dogs. Any dog found wandering public spaces alone is classed as a stray, even if they have a collar and ID tag.

Find out how to report a stray dog or locate a lost dog.

Nuisance barking

If you wish to complain about nuisance barking please see our noise complaints page.

Report dog fouling or a full dog waste bin

You can report dog fouling-related issues to us using the online form below.

Report dog fouling or a full dog waste bin

Report a dead dog

Call us on 0151 233 3001. Please have details of where the dog is located.

Report illegal dog breeding or imports

If you have purchased a dog from an unlicensed breeder, believe someone is operating illegally or importing dangerous breeds, you should tell us.

Find out how to report illegal dog breeding or imports.

Report welfare concerns about an animal business

We can investigate and prosecute licensed animal premises in breach of welfare conditions. This includes pet shops, dog care centres or anyone with live animals in their business.

Find out how to report welfare concerns about an animal business.

Microchipping your dog

It is a legal requirement for all dog owners to have their dogs microchipped, and address details kept up to date.  Failure to do so could lead to a fine.

Find out more on the Dogs Trust website