Dog Wandering

As part of being a responsible dog owner, it is important that you prevent your dog from wandering the streets alone by ensuring that your property is secure enough to prevent a dog from escaping. There are many ways in which a dog can escape. The most common escape methods are jumping gates and fences, digging, running out of open gates, doors that are not locked properly, and garage doors.

If your dog does escape, your dog may be collected by a Town of Cambridge Ranger and impounded. It is important that your dog's Microchip and Registration details are current, so that the Rangers have the best chance of reuniting you with your lost dog. However, if Rangers are unable to contact you, your dog may be impounded.

The Town’s impound facility is Shenton Park Dog Refuge, located at 30 Lemnos Street. The Dog Refuge is open 10am to 4pm, seven days a week. The contact number is (08) 9381 8166.

You can collect your dog during opening hours only. Prior to your dog being released, please ensure that you have proof of ownership. Your dog must be registered, and you must have proof that your dog is registered with a Local Government and microchipped in accordance with the Dog Act 1976.

Fees must be paid in full to Shenton Park Dog Refuge at the time of collection.

If you have located a wandering dog, please contact Ranger Services on (08) 9347 6000 and a Ranger will be assigned to attend.