Lost Dogs Page
The first thing to do is to report it to the local dog warden as they may already have your dog. If your dog is microchipped (as required by law now) you should be able to get them back quickly - many people now take a dog they've found to a local vet to be scanned and then they can come quickly back to you.
You can reach a lot of people in Dorset who may be able to help you look and put up posters by using http://www.doglost.co.uk/. That site offers lots of advice and help on what to do if your dog is lost and local volunteers connected to doglost go out to help on searches.
You can also use our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/dorsetdogs. You can post pictures and details of your lost dog directly on there, along with your contact details so that people can contact you directly, you do not need to ask us first. Other local social media sites who will help publicise missing or found animals include https://www.facebook.com/groups/AnimalsLosfFoundDorset/ and https://www.facebook.com/groups/PetsLostandFoundInDorset/
Found a dog? - Microchips: If you've found a dog they might be microchipped - a local vet or your local animal welfare officer (dog warden) can check.
Keep your dog's details up-to-date on the microchip register - then even if they lose their tag it's going to be the quickest way to reunite you. From 6 April 2016 microchips and up-to-date details will be compulsory for all dogs in England.
If you have lost or found a dog here’s who to contact - if you have lost your dog make sure you contact your local dog warden as they are the most likely person to know where your dog is if they have already been picked up, plus check/inform doglost and the social media groups above.
Please note: The Police no longer take responsibility for stray dogs and will not accept them at the Police station
Online site helps to locate lost dogs and you can register to help too: www.doglost.co.uk
Weymouth & Portland
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