To keep your dog safe, make sure they have a collar, tag, and are microchipped.
Collar and tag
By law, all dogs in public places must have a collar and tag. If your dog doesn't have them, you could be fined up to £5,000.
Ensure the tag has current details, including a phone number. This helps the finder return your dog quickly without any charges if we're not involved.
Get a free dog tag
If you're in Oxford, order a free dog tag from us using the link below.
Microchip your dog
Microchipping increases the chances of reuniting with your lost or stolen dog.
Many pets are lost each year, and microchipping helps bring them home. Unlike collars and tags, a microchip is a permanent, safe way to identify your dog.
A small microchip with a unique code is placed under the dog's skin. It can be scanned and matched to your contact details on databases like Petlog. Keep your contact information updated on the database.
For microchipping information, speak to your local vet.
Contact the Dog Warden ServiceAddress: Town Hall