Council & City

Lost dogs

Call us on 06 356 8199 to report a problem dog, or check our impounded dogs register to see if your lost dog is in the pound.

Our animal control officers respond to dog attacks and reports of aggressive dogs, and retrieve roaming dogs. If your dog is microchipped and registered and your contact details are up to date, we'll be able to reunite you quickly. 

Is your dog in the pound?

If you discover that your dog is missing, or if you find your dog on this register, please contact us on 06 356 8199. 

Our pound is closed to the public because of Covid-19. But if your dog is taken to the pound, we will arrange for you to get them back. Just call our call centre on the number above and they'll help explain the process.

Report a roaming dog

During the alert level 4 lockdown, our animal control officers will still be able to help with dog attacks, aggressive dogs, and roaming livestock.

If you see a roaming dog, please call us on 06 356 8199 and provide as much information as you can. It will help us if you can answer the following questions:

  • What does the dog look like?
  • What's the dog's behaviour: is it friendly or aggressive?
  • Where did you last see the dog and what direction was it heading in?
  • Do you know where the dog lives?