INFORMATION FROM BURNLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL
This information has been taken from a downloadable leaflet available to everyone from Burnley Borough Council called 'Be a Pawsome Dog Owner'
Be a Pawsome
If you don’t clean up after your dog you could face a
UP TO £1,000, IF TAKEN TO COURT!
You said dog fouling is a top concern
for you and we have listened.
To reduce levels of dog fouling in the borough we
have put in extra resources including targeted
hotspot patrols, organised local events, joined
forces with key partners and installed new bins.
Burnley Council is the second best
authority in the country when it comes
to prosecuting irresponsible dog owners.
In the last 12 months we have issued
more than 138 fixed penalty notices.
A dog can be a loyal companion and friend: an animal
with which we play, exercise and care for. All dog
owners have a responsibility to follow a few simple
rules for the benefit of everyone in the community and
ensure their dogs are well looked after. This brochure
has been designed to assist dog owners and inform
them about their obligations under the law, and to the
community in which they live.
For the wellbeing and safety of your dog and the
community, please ensure that you:
Pick up after your dog at all times and
dispose the bag in a bin
Carry extra doggie bags and kindly share
them if other dog owners do not have any
Follow dog control orders where they
apply and make sure your dog is at its
Do not walk the dog in children’s play
Don’t let your dog become a nuisance to
Ensure your dog receives a healthy
well-balanced diet and plenty of exercise
Take your dog to the vet regularly for its
Make sure your dog has a collar and a tag
...is microchipped. Microchipping will
soon be compulsory for all dog owners
in England, following an announcement
made by the Government.
For further information about our dog services
or report a problem go to our dog services
section of the website at
or call us on
To promote responsible dog ownership and to
tackle dog fouling, the council provides and
supports a number of services and initiatives.
Our dog warden enforces various laws
regarding dogs, stray dogs, dangerous dogs
and dog fouling to improve the environment
and tackle anti-social behaviour.
The warden will respond to sightings of roaming
dogs on any public land, collect all found dogs
and keep them for a maximum of seven days,
so they can be reclaimed by their owner.
The warden also works with local re-homing
charities to ‘place’ unclaimed dogs with loving
and caring families. We have an
excellent record of successful
Having your pet microchipped is
one of the best ways to increase
your pet’s chances of getting
home. Working in partnership
with the Dogs Trust, every year
we organise a series of free
dog microchipping events
across Burnley. To keep
up-to-date when the event
are taking place, visit