Dog control orders

Report a dog control problem

If you witness a breach of Dog Control Order, have a problem with dog fouling in your local area or would like an overflowing bin cleared up, you can report it on the Fix My Street website or by telephone or email.

Breach of Dog Control Orders

To report a breach, contact the Royal Borough of Greenwich Dog Control team.

What we do with your report

If you know the alleged offender, an authorised officer will contact you to obtain a statement.

If we have enough evidence, the Royal Borough will issue a Fixed Penalty Notice (a £75 fine) or prosecute the offender.

If you do not know the alleged offender, the Royal Borough will carry out further investigations with the information that you and other residents have provided.

Aggressive dogs

If you encounter a dog behaving aggressively or causing you to fear for your safety, call 999 to report it to the police.

You can also report incidents directly to your Safer Neighbourhoods Team.

The police can, where appropriate, take action under the Dangerous Dog Act 1991.

Remember, dogs are inquisitive and barking is a natural behaviour. If a dog should bark or approach you, it does not necessarily mean that it intends to cause you harm.

Dog fouling and over-flowing bins

If you have a problem with dog fouling in your area or if a dog waste or litter bin is full or damaged, report it to us.

The Royal Borough no longer installs new dog waste bins or replaces damaged ones, instead we recommend dog waste is disposed of in general non-recycling litter bins.

Report a problem with dog fouling or overflowing bins (Fix My Street)

Organised dog fights

If you have information about an organised dog fight, please contact the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA).

Responsible dog ownership

The Borough Action for Responsible K9s (Bark) scheme is a joint initiative to target issues surrounding anti-social behaviour with dogs and the irresponsible use and mistreatment of dogs.

The scheme is set up by:

  • Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • the Metropolitan Police Status Dog Unit
  • Royal Greenwich Safer Neighbourhood Teams
  • Battersea Dogs and Cats Home
  • the RSPCA.

To find out more about Bark, call 020 8921 8389.