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Council operates an impounding facility for stray animals. If you have lost your pet or are interested in adopting an animal from the pound, please contact Council to make an appointment with the Ranger. Appointments are available Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm.

Any animal that is impounded must be microchipped and registered for life under the Companion Animals Act 1998 before it can be released.

Collecting an impounded animal
If an impounded animal is identified on the NSW Companion Animal Registry, Council will notify the owner and house the dog at the pound for 14 days.

If the animal is not identified on the NSW Companion Animal Registry, Council will house the animal for seven days. After this period the animal will either be sold or sent to a rescue organisation for rehoming if suitable, or humanely destroyed if not suitable.

Adopting an animal from the pound
All potential adopters must attend a meet and greet session with the animal they are interested in first. The session helps everyone, including the animal, figure out if it's the right adoption or not.

All animals adopted from the pound are required to be desexed, vaccinated, microchipped and lifetime registered upon adoption. All veterinary consults are conducted through one of the veterinary clinics within the Singleton Council area.

If you are interested in adopting an animal from the pound, you can contact Council.

Other adoption avenues
Adopting a pet is a serious decision and commitment and one that should be researched thoroughly. It’s all about finding the right fit for your lifestyle.

Singleton Council only has a small animal holding facility which is not designed to hold animals long term passed their impound date.  This is why Council work so closely with rescue groups and shelters throughout New South Wales to rehome abandoned and surrendered animals. The right pet might be waiting for you with another organisation.

ACT Rescue & Foster Inc (ARF)
Alaskan Malamute rehoming Aid
Albury Wodonga Animal Rescue
Australian Working Dog Rescue Inc
Best Friends Pet Rescue
Big Dog Rescue
Bull Terrier Rescue NSW
Cat Rescue Newcastle
Claws 'n' Paws Rescue
Companions For Life
Dog Rescue Newcastle
Fetching Dogs
Golden Oldies Animal Rescue
Greyhounds as Pets
Greyhound Rescue
Hunter Animal Rescue
Maggies Rescue
Monika's Doggie Rescue
Muswellbrook Council Animal Shelter
Nova Pooch Rescue
Paterson Valley Dog Rescue
Riverina and Districts Animal Rescue
RSPCA Rutherford or Somersby
Save Our Strays
Saving Staffies
Seniors and Silky Rescue
Singleton Veterinary Hospital
Staffy Rescue
Wally's Dog Rescue


Singleton Council
PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330
Ph: 02 6578 7290