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Report dog fouling

It's an offence if the owner of a dog allows their animal to foul in a public place without clearing it up.

Published: 24 December 2020

Last updated: 22 January 2021

Failure to clean up after your dog in a public area is an offence which can result in an on-the-spot £100 fixed penalty or prosecution and a fine of up to £1,000. 

If you're a dog owner, you are responsible for cleaning up after your dog and disposing of dog mess safely.   

The next time you are walking your dog, please: 

  • carry small disposal doggy bags to clean up after your pet 
  • carry bags to the nearest litter bin or park bin. Do not leave the bag near a tree base or in the road or a hedge - if you can't locate a bin then please dispose of the bag at home
  • if you see someone else not picking up after their dog, please report it