Lost and found pets

Appointments are required before attending the Animal Care Facility, please call (08) 9205 8555 to book.

The City of Stirling’s Animal Care Facility (ACF) provides a temporary home for lost and stray animals, as well as an adoption service for unclaimed dogs.

If your dog is found within the City of Stirling wearing a registration tag and has a microchip, our rangers will bring the dog to the ACF and we will attempt to contact you as soon as possible. Dogs that are unclaimed for a period longer than 7 days may be put up for adoption. Any dog that is available for adoption will be listed in the adopt a dog section below.

Stray and roaming dogs have the potential to cause a nuisance or attack members of the community, wildlife and other pets.

If you find a stray or roaming dog, if possible and safe please confine it to your backyard or garage, and phone our Contact Centre with a description of the dog.

Lost animals

Owners can contact the Animal Care Facility during opening hours to arrange collection. Please note, poundage and sustenance fees apply before a dog is released. If your dog is not registered or microchipped, you will also have to pay registration and microchip fees.

Please only call regarding a 'to be claimed' animal if you are the animal's owner.

DescriptionRegistered dog feeUnregistered dog fee
Impound release fee$85.00


Sustenance per day$19.00$19.00

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Only calls from the owner are permitted. No dogs will be rehomed that are listed in the lost dogs section unless listed in the adopt a dog section.

View lost and found animals currently at the Animal Care Facility
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Adopt a dog

The City of Stirling’s Animal Care Facility provides an adoption service for unclaimed dogs.

Members of the community who are interested in adopting a dog can phone the animal care facility during opening hours for further information.

All our dogs come with a 1 year registration and a voucher for vaccination and sterilisation to be carried out at Karrinyup Small Animal Hospital.

Under the Dog Act 1976 all dogs three months and above must be registered with their local Council.

Please note, the below fees are inclusive of GST but do not include dog microchipping fees.

Adoption fees

Puppies (up to three months, includes vaccination fee)$254.00$354.00
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Contact details and opening hours

Address 15 Natalie Way, Balcatta WA 6021
Telephone (08) 9205 8555

Monday to Friday 1.00pm - 5.00pm (by appointment only)
Weekend and public holidays 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday Closed

Lost and found cats

Please contact the City to advise of your lost cat and we will attempt to reunite you with your pet. In most areas, cats are permitted to wander freely (except identified cat prohibited areas).

However, if you have found a cat that you think is unowned or is not registered, please contact the City and we will attempt to find the owner or re-home the cat on (08) 9205 8555.

The City will not collect cats that are trapped on private property or accept unwanted or surrendered cats. 

Lost and found cats

Fostering and adopting cats

If you would like to foster or adopt a cat, the following organisations may be able to assist you:

These organisations may also be able to assist if, in unfortunate circumstances, you are required to surrender your cat.