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We deal with public complaints around dog issues. We also monitor parks, open spaces and areas known to be used by dog walkers. This is to educate, advise and, in some cases, take action against dog owners who are not following responsible dog ownership laws.
To find out about current dog control orders see dog laws in Preston.
We investigate the following:
Please note: we do not investigate issues surrounding banned dogs or dog cruelty.
To report either of these issue contact the police on 101. For emergencies dial 999.
We also play an important role in promoting responsible dog ownership by:
From 1 April 2016 it became law that every dog in England must be microchipped. We have powers to check that dogs are microchipped and if necessary fine owners who haven't microchipped their dogs. For more information see dog microchipping .
Please note: It is also law that your dog wears a collar and tag to ensure stray dog can be quickly identified and owners contacted.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.