Lost and found dogs
Stratford District Council has one pound. Visits to the pound can be made by appointment only.
To report a lost dog, or a dog you have found, please call Council (06) 765 6099.
Animal Control Officers can impound dogs that are found wandering or are a danger to people and stock. Once dogs are picked up, they are kept at the Stratford District Pound.
If a dog is registered in our system, our Animal Control Officer will try to contact the owner immediately.
If your dog is not microchipped and not registered in our system, Council will endeavour to find its owners by sharing the dog on the Stratford District Animal Control facebook page.
Fees must be paid in full at Council offices before you are able to collect your dog.
See Council's Fees & Charges for impoundment fees.
What is Council's rehoming policy?
If a dog is unclaimed and/or the owner of an unregistered dog does not come forward after 7 days, Council will assess the dogs rehoming potential.
If the dog has rehoming potential (meaning it does not present a risk to people) Council will advertise the dog on its Animal Control Facebook page.
If you would like to adopt a dog that we have advertised please contact Council 06 765 6099.
Council takes all steps necessary to provide a healthy and well-behaved dog for adoption. The Council will not be held responsible for the dog’s behaviour, health conditions or any claims following adoption.