If you have lost your dog
To check if your dog has been taken to Lothian Dog Home phone Midlothian Council or the kennels and provide the following information:-
- Where and when you lost your dog
- A description of your dog, including breed and colour
- Whether your dog has a collar and tag
- If your dog has been ID-chipped
What happens to stray dogs?
Stray dogs will be taken to the Lothian Dog Home (in Rosewell, Midlothian) and kept for 7 days. During this time the owner can reclaim the dog on payment of the appropriate fee and kennel charges. A stray dog not reclaimed by its owner within 7 days will be available for re-homing.
A fee of £17.10 will be charged.
After the first 3 days of stay a kennelling fee of £4.40 will be charged per day.
What should I do if I find a stray dog?
Between the hours of 08:30 - 17:00, Monday- Friday any matters relating to stray dogs should be brought to the attention of the council's dog warden. To help the dog warden locate the stray you should provide a description of the dog and details of where you last saw it.
Anyone finding a stray dog outwith these hours, on public holidays or at weekends, should contact the nearest police station.
8 Lothian Road
0131 271 3900 (tel)
Lothian Dog Home
0131 663 1211 (tel)