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 Pound is located at 79 Ngaumutawa Road, Masterton.
If your dog has been taken to the pound you will have to pay a fee to release the dog (see below). 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 – $66
Second impounding – $122
Subsequent – $153
Sustenance per day – $12
Please refer to the Schedule of Fees (PDF, 256KB)
Current impounds and dogs for rehoming
If you have lost your dog or would like to consider rehoming a dog then please check our list of current impounds and dogs for rehoming.
*Please note: This system is updated every 48 hours. If you would like to report a missing dog, please contact out Animal Services Team on 06 370 6300.