Dog Pound

Dog Pound Armagh

The Dog Pound looks after lost or stray dogs. It is our job to keep the dogs safe until their owner contacts us or if necessary, find the dogs a new home. Dog Control Service is part of the Environmental Health Department of the Council, at the Palace Demesne off the Friary Road, Armagh.

The information on this page is pulled from our Facebook Wall.  This is where we will post information about lost or stolen dogs and dogs who need a new home. The pound contains 10 pens, which are block built with galvanised dog runs with fresh water drinking systems. The Council’s Dog Control Service responds to calls from members of the public to collect stray dogs within the Council area and impound them in the Pound, the service is also used to handle owners requests for residents who no longer want the dog (fees apply). To report a lost or stolen dog, call us on 028 3752 9623,  post a message on our Facebook Wall. We can then check if the dog has been picked up by our Dog Warden.

Dog Pound at Armagh 

Family Dog Show at the Armagh Apple Blossom Fair, A day out for all the family, bring your canine friends along to the event for a chance to battle it out in 4 categories: most handsomest male, prettiest female, best dressed dog and perfect puppy.

Held at Loughgall Country Park, Loughgall, Armagh, BT61 8HZ
Monday 4 May 2015 from 10.30am – 6:00pm

Register your dog on the day from 11:00am – 12:30pm at the event

Armagh Apple Blossom Fair is a great day out for all the family… including our canine friends! The family dog show will be returning this year. Categories are:
Best Dressed Dog
Prettiest Bitch
Most Handsome Dog
Perfect Puppy.

Winners from each of these categories will be entered into best of show.

Prizes available for all categories including a pet portrait by Alan Wells Photography for the overall winner and a Dog Pampering session by LA Grooming parlour for 1st reserve. Register your dog from 10am – 1.30pm at the event which takes place on Monday 4th May (bank holiday)
Dog Pound at Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

1 week ago

Gerard Amanda Sheridan, Catherine Mcconville and 23 others like this

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Ems McAnallenSheena do u think my girl could do it? Other dogs will feel bad because She is so pretty1   ·  1 week ago

Liam ColquhounLisa McNeilly we shoulda went!1   ·  1 week ago

Amy McCallBecky McCall Kate McCall1   ·  1 week ago

Louise MoneSinead Nugent2   ·  1 week ago

Deborah DouglasNicola Douglas2   ·  1 week ago

Ciara McQuaidCaitríona Cullen2   ·  1 week ago

Hollie MaguireRachel Maguire1   ·  1 week ago

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STRAY DOG – 3529
Patterdale Terrier type Female approximately 3 years old


Kennels are open from 9:00 – 10:00 Monday to Friday.

(Also appointment times can be arranged with a member of Dog Control)

NEW ENFORCEMENT POLICY OF £80 FIXED PENALTY WILL BE ISSUED ON COLLECTION (If paid with in 14 days reduced to £50, £80 must be paid before 28 days, failure to pay will result in The Council taking legal action for non payment of a fixed penalty)

Dog can be rehomed during kennel opening hours from the 16/04/2015 when it has been impounded over 5 days in the pound.

Please everyone can you all keep liking and sharing to help these dogs find there way home or a brand new home :)

2 weeks ago

Gerard Amanda Sheridan, Samantha Greenlee and 23 others like this

Lesley DuganWould be interested in meeting this wee one if she’s not reclaimed . I’ll pm my details5   ·  2 weeks ago

Paula GrimleyShared x1   ·  2 weeks ago

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Weimaraner type Male approximately 4-5 years old.


Kennels are open from 9:00 – 10:00 Monday to Friday. (Also appointment times can be arranged with a member of Dog Control)

All dogs from the pound cost £30 plus license fee, which costs £12.50, £5.00 if dog is neutered or you are on benefits, also if over 65 years old you get one free.

Please keep sharing and help get these pound dogs and pups rehomed :)

4 weeks ago

Sonya Donnelly, Samantha Greenlee and 23 others like this

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Little FootAny idea what he’s mixed with or if he’s a pure Weim?1   ·  4 weeks ago

Laura McEneaneyOh I’d love one please1   ·  3 weeks ago

Nippy Fiona SwiftHe’s a beauty!1   ·  3 weeks ago

Tina NewbrookHz class1   ·  3 weeks ago

Kelly CorriganCoukd not part with this beauty after four years :-(5   ·  4 weeks ago

Little FootThank you for the swift reply. I know a few Vizsla, Pointer, Doberman and Weimaraner owners – all breeds with a fair bit of cross-over in terms of temperament, so imagine any of them, if they have room, would make good owners. I’ll spread the word and hopefully one of them is suitable and gets in touch with you.5   ·  4 weeks ago

Slim SterrittIm the man for it lol3   ·  4 weeks ago

Anne ElliottGreat dogs have one myself but definitely need an experienced owner5   ·  4 weeks ago

Kerri McilhaggerSuch a beautiful boy, amazing dogs, deffo needs an experienced owner! 💚4   ·  4 weeks ago

Walter FerrisWe have Louie who was a rescue from Armagh pound and hr is the most wonderful Weimaraner.Hope this man gets a suitable home.5   ·  4 weeks ago

Gayle KyleGorgeous lovely boy 👍1   ·  4 weeks ago

Beth YoungAimee Crothers – a companion 4 ur dog, ur mum might as well walk 2 as 1!!🐶😀2   ·  3 weeks ago

John CampbellKatie B O’Neill this wee dog I think could easily suit ya2   ·  4 weeks ago

Janice McCartenSuzi Bacon a wee friend for Maisy??1   ·  3 weeks ago

Claire RichardsonPhil Shields- big brother for Heidi ?!2   ·  3 weeks ago

Christina HendersonCandice Glen a friend for storm xx1   ·  4 weeks ago

Alexis StewartClaire Teague, friend for Willow?3   ·  4 weeks ago

Sheila TurleyConall Turley show this to your Dad4   ·  3 weeks ago

Phil ShieldsNot a snowballs chance ! One mental Weimaraner enough thank you !! Lol3   ·  3 weeks ago

Helen ElliottSandra Molly Moonbeam Hewitt 😉2   ·  3 weeks ago

Victoria ElliottMandy Kilpatrick Peter Kilpatrick1   ·  4 weeks ago

Danielle HuestonSandra Putriute-Vaitekonė Sandra Putriute-vaitekone1   ·  3 weeks ago

Kathy Davison ConveryAlan Convery2   ·  3 weeks ago

Lucy MatthewsAlex Gracey2   ·  3 weeks ago

Lynsey WillisAlex Gracey2   ·  4 weeks ago

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As of midnight tonight Armagh City and District Council becomes part of the new Super Council – Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

The Council will be enforcing new policies for Dog Control which includes a zero-tolerance policy for straying and not having a valid dog licence (within 7 days of a notice issued) resulting in a £80 fixed penalty per offence.

For further information, please contact us via a private message or call 028 3752 9623.

4 weeks ago

Please do not abandon, owners requests available from most Local Councils – Phone 028 3752 9623 Email Private Message on here if in need in this area :)

Do Not Abandon Your Pet

A dog suffers from hardship and emotional pain after his owner decided to abandon him at the park one day. "Do Not Abandon Your Pet" reminds you that you sho…

4 weeks ago

Pictured below is local student Conor Donnelly whose poem about his dog GRINDER was fourth overall in the Lena Mackrel Poetry competition and the winner of the Ulster Bank Social Issues Award. Overall there were 330 entries in the competition so this was a wonderful achievement by the St. Patrick’s Primary School student.

Pictured with Conor are his parents and the Council Assistant Dog Warden Sarah Wright who presented Conor with a goodie bag for Grinder. Below is the poem which we hope you all enjoy.

Grinder the Dog

Grinder the lurcher runs about,
Likes to hunt, chases rabbits all day.
Big and strong,
Full of muscles
But inside still a big puppy!
Likes to be patted
Loves her food,
And sleeps curled up like a snake.
Once she ran away but we found her in the Pound
And only then did I realise how much I loved her.

2 months ago

Pavneet Singh, John McNamara and 23 others like this

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Pamela ReaPatricia Fawcett is so right in her comments – she was Lena Mackrel Adjudicator for the past two years so very well qualified!2   ·  2 months ago

Bronagh Cranney McGrailVery good !1   ·  2 months ago

Jane McparlandWell done Conor2   ·  2 months ago

Lori O’NeillLovely poem Conor — nice photo of the family with Sarah Wright. Well done to Ulster Bank Armagh and the wonderful folks at Armagh Dog Pound as well!2   ·  2 months ago

Eithne MallonGood man conor your a star2   ·  2 months ago

Catriona MckeeverWell done Conor2   ·  2 months ago

Dervla O’NeillWell done Conor!2   ·  2 months ago

Teresa CampbellWell done conor!!!2   ·  2 months ago

Pamela ReaMay I commend the Ulster Bank Armagh who sponsored Conor’s worthy award2   ·  2 months ago

Pamela ReaConor’s achievement must be such a source of pride for his school and all concerned. He is very deserving and we wish him well.3   ·  2 months ago

Maura SheridanWell done Conor great poem1   ·  2 months ago

Barry Kellyvery well done conor..delighted for ya…1   ·  2 months ago

Carmel Morrowwell done conor .1   ·  2 months ago

Carol Avery SheridanGreat pic,well done conor xx1   ·  2 months ago

Tracy Sheridanwell done conor1   ·  2 months ago

Anna RomelingBrilliant!1   ·  2 months ago

Anne Marie CraigAww how true, ‘you never miss the water til the well runs dry’. Lovely thought by someone so young.1   ·  2 months ago

Mary KellyWell done conor1   ·  2 months ago

Patricia FawcettCongratulations, Conor. A well-written, descriptive and highly-enjoyable poem. Grinder is lucky to have you :)2   ·  2 months ago

Gerard Amanda SheridanGreat job ConoR well done kid1   ·  2 months ago

Damien CorvanConor Donnelly2   ·  2 months ago

Eileen Fullen O ConnorWell done Conor.x👏😜2 months ago

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Appeal of balls of wool to make dog blankets.

Residents of a local care home knit blankets and donate them on to the Dog Pound for the dogs in our care.

Any spare or new wool can be left to the Pound between 9:00am – 10:00am Monday to Friday or the Environmental Health Office in the Palace Stables between 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

Many thanks :)

2 months ago

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Rosemary Sasha Polandcan we leave them in downpatrick1   ·  2 months ago

Marie Nesbittanywhere in belfast to leave any ?1   ·  2 months ago

Andrea Neville BarnesKathryn Mitchell, a wee suggestion for our residents x2   ·  2 months ago

Dog Pound at Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough CouncilExample of one of the wonderful blankets donated to the Dog Pound at Armagh City and District Council :)24   ·  2 months ago

Phil TonerWe will good idea Sheena x1   ·  2 months ago

Karl WylieDylan Bear Grills this is the page mate2   ·  2 months ago

Debra RichardsonKellie Bicker, get knitting!!2   ·  2 months ago

Sheena KerrPhil Toner Mary Toner2   ·  2 months ago

Rebecca CurrieHenry WoodsSarah WoolseyJohn CurrieLibby CrawfordLeanne WhiteKim SturgeonJoanne Liggett2   ·  2 months ago

Eadaoin SmithNuala Flanagan2   ·  2 months ago

Nicola EbbittHeather Wilson Gibson1   ·  2 months ago

Emma MuldrewJennifer Forde1   ·  2 months ago

Liam ColquhounLorraine Finn1   ·  2 months ago

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Terrier cross type Female approximately 2-3 years old.

Kennels are open from 9:00 – 10:00 Monday to Friday. (Also appointment times can be arranged with a member of Dog Control)

All dogs from the pound cost £20 plus license fee, which costs £12.50, £5.00 if dog is neutered or you are on benefits, also if over 65 years old you get one free.


Please keep sharing and help get these pound dogs and pups rehomed :)

2 months ago

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Josephine MaloneHas he been taken yet ??2   ·  2 months ago

Geraldine DonnellyA real beauty1   ·  2 months ago

Joy WrightAhhh look at its wee face…1   ·  2 months ago

Deirdre Ó SioradáinOmg she’s gorgeous :( I’d love her but not sure if my ben wud x1   ·  2 months ago

Claire StevensonCharmaine Gormley is this tilly ?1   ·  2 months ago

Deirdre Ó SioradáinRory Docherty please2   ·  2 months ago

Gillian BoydHelen Keane2   ·  2 months ago

Libby WilsonCormac Powell1   ·  2 months ago

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Sheep attacks and sheep worrying is a major issue for farmers especially during the lambing season (December to May).

Sheep worrying occurs when dogs chase sheep, injure them and/or kill them. Sheep are flight animals i.e. they flee/run when they perceive danger. The above causes economic losses and makes for a difficult working environment for the farmer.

Even though dogs have been domesticated for a long time, they have not lost their basic instincts. These instincts include a strong predatory drive. The chase instinct can be triggered by the sight of or the movement of animals. Thus humans should not be shocked that the family pet dog would chase or attack/worry sheep. If your family pet dog is out of your sight/control for even a short time, i.e.10 minutes at any time of the day, it could become involved in sheep attacks. Any breed of dog if given the opportunity can be involved in a sheep attack/worrying/killing episode.

In this the Lambing Season, extra vigilance is required by dog owners – be you a rural dweller or if you walk your dog in the countryside, give some consideration to sheep farmers and the welfare of their sheep. Any dog including family pets can become involved in a sheep kill if we (humans) give them the opportunity. The Dog owner is liable for any damages arising.

Dogs must be kept under control at all times preferably on a lead. In certain circumstances it is legal for farmers to shoot dogs on sight if they are trespassing their lands. So be warned!

Dog owners are also reminded that your dog must be licensed and micro-chipped. A fixed penalty of £75 can be served for a dog with no license and for a dog straying.

3 months ago

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Dog Fouling is a massive problem in the City and District area. Enforcement Officers will be leafleting problem areas and checking with dog walkers for licences and dog poop bags.

If you dog fouls and you do not clean it up you will be issued with an £80 Fixed Penalty for the offence.

Please help keep Our City and District clean by always cleaning up after your dog :)

We need the public’s help with this issue, if you can help identify a dog owner causing problems in your area, please report them to the Dog Control Section of the Council on 028 3752 9623 or (all complainants information is kept confidentially by the Department)

8 months ago

Ann Kelly, Pearse McGeough and 23 others like this

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Lappy LugsWhat about horses? Them feckin horses in the palace stables shit all over the place, my dog ran thru it other day…..whos making the horse riders lift the horseshit?4   ·  8 months ago

Lorraine IrwinNot the dog’s job to deal with it…….1   ·  8 months ago

Dog Pound at Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough CouncilHi Sinead Galloghly, sorry to say it’s Newry and Mourne District Council area that cover that road report it to your Environmental Health Dept at Newry1   ·  8 months ago

Dog Pound at Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough CouncilCan you PM the page please Alana Mcgurgan thanks1   ·  8 months ago

Joanne PepperAs a responsible dog owner that scoops the poop when walking my dogs can someone inform me as to y the bin down the folly beside the bonfire site and opposite the mill field has been removed? I don’t mind having to bin it when I get home but with more bins in public places might also reduce the amount of poop lying on footpaths etc2   ·  8 months ago

Marie ComerIt’s their dog not there dog ! Anyway…. parts of England have free bags and lots of bins in popular dog walking places – that means no excuses on the part of the dog owners. Does Armagh offer anything positive such as that?2   ·  8 months ago

Sinead GalloghlyThis is a huge problem on t he Derrymore Road in bessbrook newry… 1   ·  8 months ago

Alana McgurganTry night time Legar Hill, Callan bridge area that the time they are let out.1   ·  8 months ago

Samantha JoI’m sick of dog fouling its the same every morning I wake up poop on the path and gate outside my house, utter disgrace specially when my childs walking in it 1   ·  8 months ago

Joanne PepperWas walking my dogs on.Sunday and a dog owner had her dog off.the lead and it done.a.poo, she and casually walked.on.until I stop her and.politey asked her to scoop her dogs poo, whilst she did the dog done another one, I lift after my 2 dogs and when out walking with my family 3 kids a pram n.2 dogs the last thing I want to is to walk or push the pram.thru anyone’s.else’s dog shit that they bothered to pick.up!!!!!!5 months ago

Geraldine FieldsThought dogs were no longer allowed to run off lead on the mall saw several today6 months ago

Geraldine FieldsCastle street is awful for dogs fowling same dogs all the time7 months ago

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Dog Pound at Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council updated their cover photo.

2 years ago

Heather Faloon, Paula McCann and 23 others like this

Trisha GibsonNew FB page is class!1   ·  2 years ago

Greyhounds as pets N.IGreat to see Armagh pound on fb! Well done :D2 years ago

Patrice Mc GinleyHey i dont no how to mail this page.. I have 3 collie cross labadour pups iv no homes for them i was wondering can the pound take them get them a good home?? There 3 female ther georgous we things1 year ago

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