Dog wardens

Our dog wardens will uplift any dogs found straying in any part of East Ayrshire.

Uplift procedures

Stray dogs uplifted in the East Ayrshire Council area are currently lodged at Southfield Boarding Kennels in Mauchline, please see contact details below.

Dogs in our care

We keep dogs impounded for a minimum of seven days, during which period they may be reclaimed by the owner on payment of a fine (currently £25) plus any kennelling fees accrued. 

If the animal remains unclaimed after that period, then we will attempt to rehome it. Regrettably, any dogs which are unclaimed and not successfully rehomed may ultimately require to be humanely destroyed. 

Wherever possible we will avoid having to destroy a dog unless it has behavioural problems which would make it very difficult to re-home, or is so ill that there is little or no possibility of recovery.

Any complaints or enquiries regarding stray dogs should be made in the first instance to the Environmental Health Service using the details below.

Similarly, any concerns about dog fouling in specific areas should be directed to the same office where they will be recorded for investigation.

Contact Information

Environmental Health
Regulatory Services
Civic Centre South Building
16 John Dickie Street
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA1 1HW
Telephone: 01563 553520
Fax: 01563 503125
Southfield Boarding Kennels
Cumnock Road
Mauchline
East Ayrshire
KA5 5AE
Telephone: 01290 552532
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