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Dog fouling and dog control

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Dog fouling and dog control

Report dog mess

If you see dog mess on our streets, report it using the Love Clean Streets app.

Find out more about the Love Clean Streets app 

Dog mess pink spray projects

You can arrange collection and order cans of pink chalk spray to draw attention to dog mess that has been left in your local area, by emailing [email protected] with your details.

Dog Control and Dog Mess Public Space Protection Order

We're taking action against irresponsible dog owners in Camden.

Under our Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) the police and authorised Council officers can give a £100 fine or £1000 if prosecuted to irresponsible dog owners who do not clean up after their dog or who do not control their dog.

Dogs must also be kept on a lead in Hampstead Cemetery.

The PSPO applies to streets, housing estates and parks and green spaces in Camden. It doesn’t apply in parks not managed by Camden, for example Hampstead Heath, Regent’s Park or Primrose Hill. 

People who are registered as blind or deaf, or with a disability affecting mobility, dexterity or coordination are exempt from the PSPO. 

Read the Dog control and dog mess PSPO [pdf]

Dog Mess

Dog mess is unpleasant and a danger to health if left on the streets. Do the right thing and clean up after your dog. 

Owners who do not pick up and dispose of their dog’s mess responsibly could receive an on-the-spot fine of £100 or £1000 if prosecuted.  This includes leaving bagged dog mess on the street, hanging from a branch or anywhere else that’s not a bin. 

Any litter bin will do: bag and bin dog mess and dispose of it in any of our 1,500 litter bins. 

If you see dog mess on our streets, report it using the Love Clean Streets app

Dog Control 

Dogs taken onto public streets in Camden must be kept under control, whether on or off the lead, and not cause damage, distress or harm to people or other dogs, animals or trees. 

Dogs should not be out on their own and should wear a name tag with the owner’s name and address.

You could receive a £100 on-the-spot fine if you fail to put a dog on a lead if requested by our education and enforcement, parks or monitoring teams. 

Dogs must be kept on a lead in Hampstead Cemetery.

Report issues with dogs in our parks and green spaces 

Report other dog related antisocial behaviour

Dog Exclusion areas 

Dogs are not allowed in these areas within Camden’s parks and green spaces: 

  • children’s play areas
  • fenced sports areas
  • multi-use games areas (MUGAs)
  • nature conservation areas
  • flower beds and planted beds
  • Camden Square Gardens (North)
  • Chalcot Square Gardens (all)
  • Primrose Gardens (North)
  • Fortune Green picnic area 
  • outdoor gyms
  • water features 
  • picnic and community food growing areas