Each year, Animal Services picks up hundreds of lost pets in the Halifax region. See photos of the pets that are currently in the care of Animal Services.
Dogs wearing licence tags
Reuniting a lost dog with its family is simple if the dog is wearing a municipal licence tag. If your dog is wearing its licence tag when it is picked up, Animal Services will make every effort to contact you.
Lost dogs with no identification are held by Animal Services for three business days before being turned over to Homeward Bound City Pound.
Pets being kept by Animal Services
If your pet is being held by Animal Services, you must:
- Contact Animal Services via 311 or 1.800.835.6428 (toll free in Nova Scotia only)
- Pay for impounding and boarding fees (see fee schedule below), any related veterinary or health care costs, a licence fee, if the pet was not registered
- Provide personal photo identification and proof of pet ownership such as photos, papers from your vet, or a purchase receipt
Impounding and boarding fees
To release your pet, you must pay both the impounding and boarding fees.
Impounding fee: $100
Board fee: $25/day (or partial day)