Lost Dogs

Dog owners must microchip and register their dogs so they can be quickly identified and returned to their owners.

If you’ve lost your dog, please call Animal Education and Control on:

We’ll add the name and description of your dog to our Lost Dog Book to reunite you both more quickly.

You can also contact your neighbours, make flyers, and post messages on local community noticeboards.

Make sure your contact details are up to date

Found dogs

If you find a dog, please call so we can arrange a time to pick up the dog.

If you’d prefer to drop the dog off, our dog kennel is open 12:30pm – 4.30pm daily.
We’ll contact the owner (if known) or add the dog to our Found Dogs Register.

Unclaimed dogs

Dogs that are unclaimed after seven days become the property of Hamilton City Council and can be adopted out or put down.

Animal Education and Control officers have the right to seize and impound any wandering dog. The dog owner must pay the impounding costs before a dog can be released.

What fees you may expect

Miscellaneous Fees Dogs
First impoundment $84.00
Second impoundment $153.00
Third impoundment $245.00
Sustenance per day $19.00
Collars actual cost
Tag replacement $5.00
Dog sign over $65.00
Puppy parvo vaccination actual cost

Kennel dogs

Breed Colour Gender Date found Location found
Mastiff Bull Brindle Male Dec 9, 2022 Sexton, Huntington
Terrier Staffordshire Bull Black Male Dec 8, 2022 Killarney, Frankton
Siberian Husky Grey and White Male Dec 8, 2022 Storey, Forest Lake
Terrier American Pitbull Tan Female Dec 8, 2022 Ohaupo, Melville
Terrier American Staffordshire Tri-Colour Female Dec 8, 2022 Flora, Rototuna
Shepherd German Black and Tan Male Dec 7, 2022 Knighton, Hillcrest
Terrier Jack Russell Black and White Female Dec 6, 2022 Percival, RD 6
Boxer White Male Dec 6, 2022 Birchwood, RD 3
Collie Bearded Brindle Male Dec 5, 2022 Anglesea, Hamilton Central
Shar Pei Tan and Black Male Dec 3, 2022 Kahikatea, Dinsdale
Bulldog American White and Black Male Dec 3, 2022 Fifth, Enderley
Shar Pei Brown Female Dec 1, 2022 Crawshaw, Nawton
Bulldog Brindle and White Female Dec 1, 2022 Crosby, Chartwell
Retriever Labrador Tan Female Nov 27, 2022 Hukanui, Chartwell
Terrier Staffordshire Bull Tan Female Nov 26, 2022 Ruapehu, Chartwell
Terrier Staffordshire Bull Brindle Male Nov 26, 2022 Sandwich, St Andrews
Rhodesian Ridgeback Tan Male Nov 25, 2022 Collins, Melville
Terrier Staffordshire Bull Black and White Female Nov 25, 2022 Te Rapa, Beerescourt
Mastiff White and Tan Male Nov 25, 2022 Riverview, Fairfield
Huntaway Tri-Colour Female Nov 24, 2022 Ohaupo, Melville
Retriever Labrador Brown and White Female Nov 24, 2022 Ohaupo, Melville
Terrier Fox (Smooth) Black and White Male Nov 19, 2022 Anglesea, Hamilton Central
Terrier Staffordshire Bull Tan and White Male Nov 10, 2022 Clarkin, Fairfield
Terrier Staffordshire Bull Brindle and White Female Nov 8, 2022 Claudelands, Hamilton East
Retriever Labrador Black and White Female Nov 7, 2022 Morrinsville, Hillcrest
Shar Pei Black and White Male Nov 6, 2022 Grandview, Nawton
Terrier Staffordshire Bull Tan and White Male Nov 6, 2022 Caernarvon, Dinsdale
Shar Pei Tri-Colour Female Nov 5, 2022 Exelby, RD 9
Shar Pei Tri-Colour Male Nov 5, 2022 Exelby, RD 9
Collie Bearded Brindle and White Male Nov 3, 2022 Southsea, Silverdale
Retriever Labrador Black and White Female Nov 3, 2022 Wellington, Hamilton East
Siberian Husky Brown and White Male Neutered Nov 2, 2022 Rotoroa, Hamilton Lake
Terrier Staffordshire Bull White and Black Female Nov 1, 2022 Springfield, Enderley
Collie Smooth Tan and White Male Nov 1, 2022 Mardon, Enderley
Retriever Labrador Tri-Colour Male Oct 25, 2022 Borman, Huntington
Rhodesian Ridgeback Tan and White Female Oct 17, 2022 Delamare, St Andrews


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