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Lost and Found Dogs

Dogs that are roaming, waiting to be re-homed, or are found injured are taken to the pound by the Council’s Animal Services Team. They are professionals who ensure the dogs are cared for and fed while in the pound. Current tags and microchips help the officers locate the owners as soon as possible.

The Masterton District Council Animal Shelter is currently undergoing renovations.

If your dog has been taken to the pound you will have to pay a fee to release the dog, you can do this by coming in to see us at 161 Queen Street or by paying online. Contact Animal Services on 06 370 6300 or 06 378 7752 (After Hours) to arrange for the release of the dog. If a dog is not claimed within 7 days it will be re-homed.

First impounding – $75
Second impounding – $130
Subsequent – $200
Sustenance per day – $20
After hours release fee – $150
Vet treatment for impounded dog – Actual cost plus 15% 

If you are missing a dog, please contact us as soon as possible to report it missing by one of the following methods:

  • Call us on 06 370 6300 (during normal business hours 8am – 5pm)
  • Call us on 06 378 7752 (after hours 5pm-8am)
  • Email us on [email protected] or
  • Complete the lost dog form below

Found Dogs

There are currently no impounded dogs.

Reporting a Lost Dog

Before you start

Make sure to include a photo of your dog in your report. A photo and microchip details (if possible) are the most useful details for identifying your dog and getting them safely back to you. Please be aware we may impound your dog if it is found wandering.

If you have found a dog please advise us on 06 370 6300 or 06 378 7752 (after hours).

If you find your dog please notify us with a phone call.

If your dog goes missing in the weekend or after hours it must be phoned in, this service is in addition to calling and reporting the dog missing rather than a replacement.

Upon completing this form your details will be sent to our Animal Services team.

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