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Lost and found pets

The City of Stirling’s animal care facility (ACF) provides a temporary home for lost and stray dogs, 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 will be put up for adoption. 

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 please confine it to your back yard or garage, and phone our Contact Centre with a description of the dog.

Found dogs

Owners can contact the ACF 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.

DescriptionRegistered dog feeUnregistered dog fee


Lost dog 81180

Name: 81180

Description: Tan

Breed: Staffy x Kelpie

De-sexed: No

Gender: Female

Animal ID: 81180

Suburb found: Balga

Lost dog 81162

Name: 81162

Description: Tan & white

Breed: Staffy X Kelpie

De-sexed: No

Gender: Female

Animal ID: AN 81162

Suburb found: Balga

Adopt a dog

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 do not include dog microchipping fees.

Adoption fees

Puppies (up to three months, includes vaccination fee)$195.00$205.00

Contact details and opening hours

Address 15 Natalie Way, Balcatta WA 6021
Telephone (08) 9205 7120

Monday - Friday 2.00pm - 5.30pm
Weekend and public holidays 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday Closed

Lost and found cats

Lost and found cats

The City does not collect roaming, unwanted or stray cats. If you have lost, found or would like to adopt a cat, please contact the following organisations for assistance.