Owning a dog can be a big commitment, but by taking a few small steps to ensure
you are a responsible dog owner, you can help South Ayrshire, our residents and
our pets all stay safe and clean.
Dog fouling is an offence and one of the biggest sources of complaints to the Council
– and it's easy to see why.
Dog faeces smell, make a mess, spoil the local environment, can cause real harm
to your health by passing on an infection called toxocariasis – and they can cost
you money if you don't clear them up and we issue you with a fixed penalty.
We're committed to tackling dog fouling and over the last year our anti-dog fouling
campaign has seen a marked difference in the appearance and cleanliness of many
of our towns, villages, parks, open spaces and beaches.
The campaign to date has focused on educating dog owners, raising awareness of the
penalties they could face and tougher enforcement with increased patrols, high-profile
signage and joined-up working with local retailers. We know the majority of dog
owners in South Ayrshire are responsible but we need to get even tougher with those
who are not.
To make sure you're a responsible dog owner, follow our do's and don'ts
Fifty-six people in total who have not picked up after their pooch have picked up
a penalty since March 2008.
- At station Rd – young male black Lab type
- At Muirhead Sports Centre – young male, Akita Type
- At South Beach – older female with Collie type dog
- At golf Course – older male 2 dogs
- At Victory Park – young female with 3 dogs, Collie types and Lab x
- At Beach Rd – Male with Lab type
- At Arran Park in Communal green area – younger female, Lurcher typeM
- At Visitor Centre play park – older male, Boxer dog
- At Northfield park – younger female 2 Akita type
- At the Oval – older female with 1 dog
- On beach area – older female with Collie type
- At esplanade area – older couple black Lab type dog
- At low Green – older female 2 Westie type dogs
- Lochside - At Walker Rd – young male, Black lab type
- Wallacetoun - At Princes Ct – young female black Lab
- At Nelson Place/ Russell Dve young female, 3 dogs, Staffie type, German Shepherd,
- Dalmilling - At Mainholm Rd – older female large Yorkie types
- Harbour - At Inkerman Ct, south harbour – older female large Yorkie types
- Whitletts - At Glenmuir Rd – older female allowing dog to roam free, Collie Cross
- At James Brown Ave – male with 1 dog
- At Kincaidston – older male, Westie type dog
- At Primary school recreation field – young male 2 Weimaranas
- At path Monkton roundabout – male with several Grey Hounds
- At Main St recreation ground – female with 2 dogs
- At Bridge St – older female 1 dog
- At Mount Ave, male allowing Shitz – Zhu type to roam free and foul
- At Crosshill Rd – male with 1 dog
- At Glebe Park – younger female with 2 dogs
All Fixed Penalty Notices that are issued, and go unpaid are pursued through South
Ayrshire's legal department and Sheriff Officers. Recovery rates are high, with
wages being frozen where necessary.
Officers are authorised throughout South Ayrshire Council, from different departments.
Officers operate at different times of day, early mornings and later evenings included.
Police officers also issue.
Our Environmental Health Officers are encouraging community groups, tenants and
residents groups etc to become pro-active within their communities and local areas.
Enforcement Officers visit all primary schools every year, delivering presentations
on dog fouling, Scottish legislation and cross contamination.