Lost Pets at ACT Council Pounds


Regardless of where in Canberra ACT your cat or dog was lost there are two most important places you need to check asap: DAS - Domestic Animal Services pound and the RSPCA pound. Both display their impounded pets online. DAS also has outside pens for people who found a pet outside work hours and cannot keep it. They can bring it and leave it in the outside pens for safe keeping until it can be registered and impounded.




DAS Impounded Dogs List
'Dogs and Cats Found By Others' DAS List


You need to call or email your dog's details to the Council at [email protected] so that it can be added to their online list

Phone: 13 22 81 or 6207 5111

Located at Mugga Lane, Symonston

10am - 3pm Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat

Closed on Wed & SunCheck:


Contact the RSPCA (see below) as all cats found in the ACT are housed at their facilities.


You can leave a FOUND DOG at the drop-off pens at the front of the DAS facility if you found it after hours.

Two drop off kennels are located adjacent to the main gate. Dogs left in the drop off kennels will be collected the following morning.DAS kennels are not suitable for cats. Please drop off stray cats to the RSPCA on Kirkpatrick Street in Weston.

(last updated 2019)





RSPCA ACT lost and found list

Submit your lost animal report via email at [email protected] and be sure to include us much information as possible.

When searching for your lost pet, please ensure that you call RSPCA as well as searching the website.

Phone: 02 6287 8100

Located at 12 Kirkpatrick Street
Weston (off Cotter Road)

Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm (Animal Viewing 9am-4pm)

Wed: 10am-5pm (Animal Viewing 10am-4pm)
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed

(last updated 2019)





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