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 Armagh City and District 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 District 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, email Dogcontrol@armagh.gov.uk or 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 City and District Council

STRAY DOG – 3131
Lurcher type Male approximately 9 – 12 months old

PROOF OF OWNERSHIP IS REQUIRED WHEN RECLAIMING A STRAY

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

Dog can be rehomed during kennel opening hours from the 29/01/2015 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 :)

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Nadine Dallas Lambert Weiroh my god i am in love <3 awh puppy come stay with me <3 x1   ·  2 hours ago

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Sinèad McEneaneyGeri McGinnity bit like Marty??1   ·  4 hours ago

Caz HuntAhh look at this wee pet!1   ·  4 hours ago

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James Mc BrideArwww this wee guy was running round the spires yesterday… lovely wee thing.
But no Michaela Mcbride Mua we can’t have him…24 minutes ago

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SHEEP ATTACKS AND SHEEP WORRYING

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.

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STRAY DOG – 3127
Collie type Female approximately 3 years old

PROOF OF OWNERSHIP IS REQUIRED WHEN RECLAIMING A STRAY

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

Dog can be rehomed during kennel opening hours from the 23/01/2015 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 :)

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Below is a poem which has been shortlisted for the Lena Mackrel Schools’ Poetry competition 2015.

It was written by Conor Donnelly, a Primary 6 student at St. Patrick’s Primary School in Armagh and makes reference the dog pound and the happy ending Getting his dog back 😄

Hope you all enjoy it. The poem is also being considered for the Ulster Bank Armagh Social Awareness Award.

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.

4 days ago

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Pamela ReaConor’s poem provides backup to the terrific, mostly unacknowledged work of staff at Armagh Dog of Pound. Aready the number of hits are tremendous.1   ·  2 days ago

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