Lost and Found Dogs

If you lose your dog or if you find a dog, telephone your closest Dogs’ Home immediately and leave all the details about the dog with the receptionist. The phones can be very busy so please keep trying. If you leave a message a member of staff will respond to you as quickly as possible.

Hobart: Ph: (03) 6243 5177
Burnie: Ph: (03) 6431 6199
Devonport: Ph: (03) 6427 2178

The Hobart Dogs’ Home is the official pound for the Clarence, Glenorchy, Hobart and Brighton councils, the Burnie Dogs’ Home is the official pound for the Burnie and Waratah Wynyard councils, and the Devonport Dogs’ Home is the official pound for the Devonport, Latrobe and Kentish councils.

If your lost dog is not at the pound, please phone every two days. Have a recent colour photo of your dog that you can leave at the relevant Dogs’ Home to help with identification.

The Dog Control Act requires the owner of an impounded dog to pay a maintenance fee which covers the daily care of their pet whilst at the pound, a release fee and a registration fee if the dog is not currently registered and a fee for microchipping your dog, if he/she is not already microchipped.

If you have lost your dog, also contact the Animal Control Officer at your local Council, your local Vet, and the RSPCA. Your dog may have been injured. Please also contact the Tasmanian Lost Dog Register Facebook group and report your dog missing (www.facebook.com/Tasmanianlostpets).

Help us locate you quickly by having your pet registered, attaching the registration disc to your dog’s collar and by ensuring your dog is micro-chipped and your contact details are up to date. If your dog is not registered or micro-chipped or your micro-chip details are no longer current, it may be impossible to find you.

A dog not wearing a registration disc is held in the pound for 3 working days.
A registered dog is held for 5 working days.

The majority of dogs not reclaimed by their owners are made available for adoption to new homes. Sadly, some dogs need to be euthanised if they have an incurable health condition, a very poor prognosis from recovery from an illness or injury or are unsafe to rehome due to human or animal aggression.



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