Pound Pets

Thinking of adopting a furry friend?

If you're thinking of adding a furry friend to your family, the Dalby or Chinchilla Animal Pound has adoptable dogs and cats who are looking for their forever homes. With Council's Pound Pets Program, your new friend will come microchipped and desexed.

This program aims to increase the re-homing rates of impounded animals that are eligible and suitable for adoption while encouraging responsible pet ownership across our region. Council's Pound Pets come from across the entire Western Downs Region for rehoming

What animals are available?

From time to time, Council's Animal Pound houses unclaimed cats and dogs and surrendered pets, some of which are suitable for adoption.

You can enquire about what animals are currently looking for a home by calling Council on 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624). Cats and kittens available for adoption in Dalby can be viewed at Jess's Barnyard in Patrick Street Dalby, and at Total Care Pets on Drayton Street Dalby. In addition, a number of Pound Pets are also advertised each week in Council's eNewsletter. These animals are subject to availability.

Take a peek at the latest edition of our eNewsletter:

If you are seeking a particular kind of dog or cat, contact our Animal Pound team to see if we can help you find your new family member. Phone 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624) or email our Animal Pound team.


The Pound Pet adopter shall be responsible for any claims, complaints, or causes of action whatsoever, whether in law or equity, against the Western Downs Regional Council for injury caused to any person or property; and any loss, expenses (ie veterinary costs, pet behavioural and medical costs etc.) arising from the adopted Pound Pet. Council makes no representations or warranties about the adopted Pound Pet including its behaviour or health.