If you have found a dog that has a tag, call us on 0800 462 685. Even if a dog seems to be stray, it might be missing or stolen from its home.
We will check the dog's history and try to contact the owner. We can also arrange with you to collect the dog if we can't contact the owner.
If you have lost your dog, let us know by completing our online lost dog form.
Once we have picked up a dog it will be taken to one of our animal shelters.
Dogs can be impounded for:
If your dog has been impounded, you will need to:
You can pay any fees with cash or credit card - we do not accept cheques.
If your fees are unpaid within seven days of your dog being impounded, we may adopt out or euthanise your dog.
If your dog is unregistered, we have the authority to seize and impound it.
We can enter private property to seize an unregistered dog.
We can enter your home if we have a court warrant and are accompanied by a police officer.
If your dog has been seized, please call us on 09 301 0101.
We may impound your dog if it is straying or wandering.
We can easily identify and return your dog if it is wearing its registration tag or is microchipped.
We will contact you if your dog has been impounded.
Call us on 09 301 0101 if your dog is missing
If you see a dog lost or wandering, report it by calling us on 09 301 0101.
If your dog is unregistered, we have the legal authority to seize and impound it.
Animal Management Officers can enter your home:
Contact your nearest animal shelter if your dog has been seized.
If you want to have your dog placed in a new home or to give up ownership of your dog, contact us on 09 301 0101. The fee for relinquishing a dog at an Auckland Council animal shelter is $70.
Other organisations that help with lost, missing and found dogs include:
See animals in the shelters.
Find your local shelter
Interested in adopting?
Here's what you need to know.
Adopt a pet from our Facebook page
Check with the SPCA
Lost an animal?
What to do if you have lost a pet or if you have found a stray animal.
Lost and found animals on Facebook
Pets on the net
Pedigree found: the real time lost dog app
Trademe lost and found animals
Lost Pet Finders Ltd
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