Dog warden control statistics: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

"The total number of complaints that have been handled by dog wardens in Scotland annually in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Please provide the breakdown in terms of fouling, barking, dangerous dogs or other types of complaints. Please provide the numbers for each of the above fouling, barking, dangerous dogs or other split into private tenants, social tenants or owner occupied properties."


I attach a copy of some of the information you requested. This can be found in the Annex to this letter.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have most of the information you have requested.

However, you may wish to contact each of the 32 local authorities in Scotland who may be able to help you. The websites for each local authority can be found at: Each local authority website will include contact details for FOI requests. For example, for Aberdeen City Council:

The reasons why we don’t have the information are explained in the Annex to this letter.

About FOI

The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at

FOI - 202200289924 - Information Released - Annex


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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