Impounded Dogs

Dogs found roaming the streets are impounded in the Municpal Pound and their photo uploaded to the Council Website during normal business hours.  If you dog is wearing its registration tag or has been micro-chipped Council will make reasonable efforts to advise you and arrange collection.

Unidentified dogs are impounded for three working days.
Unclaimed registered dogs are impounded for five working days.

Dog Release

9am to 4pm business days
Rear of Civic Centre, 15 Channel Highway, Kingston

Contact Customer Service on 6211 8200 to arrange release.
You MUST show photo ID to collect your dog.


Release Fee = $31
Additionally, a daily maintenance fee of $32 is charged for each day the dog is impounded.

Fees MUST be paid prior to dog release.

Infringement Notices may be issued under the Dog Control Act 2000.

Lost Dogs
Council maintains a lost and found register for dogs.  If you have lost your dog call Customer Service on (03) 6211 8200 during business hours or submit a lost dog record here.

Found Dogs
If you have found and secured a stray dog a Council Officer can attend and collect the dog from you.  Alternatively, you may care for the dog until the owner is found.  Please call Customer Service on (03) 6211 8200.

Refer to Council's Facebook page for current impounded dogs.


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