Tuesday 19th June 2018
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The dog warden service will help you if you lose your dog, and aims to help prevent stray dogs from being a danger to road traffic or a nuisance to people. 

The dog warden service is available and operates five days a week, and are happy to give help and advice on all aspects of responsible dog ownership.

Stray dogs
Luton Borough Council dog warden service picks up approximately 300 stray dogs a year. Their rightful owners claim the majority of these dogs. If you find or lose a dog you can call the dog warden service on 01582 510330. Further information on stray dogs.

Microchipping or tagging is a way of ensuring your dog can be identified and returned to you as quickly as possible. For more information please see Dog registration

Again this is a permanent method of identification. A unique number is tattooed on the inside of the ear. This number is kept along with the owner's details on a central database. This service is not provided by the dog wardens.
Dog Fouling
It is an offence for dog owner not to clean up after your dog. Failure to comply can result in a prosecution and fine up to £1000. Be a responsible dog owner.

Educational work on responsible dog ownership
Our dog warden service promotes responsible dog ownership. Please see the Educational work on responsible dog ownership page for more information.

Kennel club good citizen dog scheme
We encourage participation in the KCGCDS. Follow this link for more information on The Kennel Club: Good Citizen Dog scheme

Dial a Dog Warden
Opening times:
Monday to Thursday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm
Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Enforcement Policy

We have adopted the central and local government concordat on good enforcement practice and our enforcement policy leaflet, available below, explains the approach that will be adopted by officers when carrying out the Council’s duties.​


 Contact information

Dog warden service
Central Depot, Kingsway, Luton, Beds, LU4 8AU
Tel: 01582 510330
Fax: 01582 546806
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