Small Animal Pound

Bathurst Regional Council's Rehoming Organisation Number: R251000098

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  • Bob


    He is a gentle giant who loves a good walk and cuddles. He is a bit of a fussy eater and is great with other dogs. Bob will be available to adopt from tomorrow 24 March.
  • Smokey


    He is 5 months old and is the most affectionate and sweetest boy.
  • Bear


    He is a male Cattle dog x and is around 1 year old. He is very playful, loves playing fetch and chasing the ball around. He is a very clever boy who can also sit, drop and crawl! Bear will be ready to adopt from Friday 24 March.
  • Bruce


    Bruce is a 2 year old Staffy x, who is very playful and obedient. He is a very clever boy and he loves to learn new tricks.
  • Betty


    She is the mum of Benny Junior and the lovely wife of Benny. She is a beautiful mumma looking for her furever home! She is about 2 years old.
  • Benny


    He is the father of Benny Junior and the husband of the lovely Betty. He is a big softy just looking for a furever home and a lap to curl up on! He is about 2 years old.
  • Midnight


    Midnight is a female Staffy around 6-8 months old. She is a very excited pup, who loves to explore. Midnight will need a large yard with a good quality fence.
  • Dee


    Dee is a 12 week old female kitten who is ready for adoption. She was enjoying a lazy afternoon with her bros Dan and Dave when this photo was taken.
  • Dave and Dan

    Dave and Dan

    Dave and Dan are 12 weeks old and ready for adoption. They were enjoying a lazy afternoon snooze when this photo was taken.
  • Bree


    Bree is a 12 week old female cat who is ready for adoption. She loves hanging out with her bros, Billy, Bobby and Baxter.
  • Billy and Bobby

    Billy and Bobby

    Billy and Bobby are 12 weeks old and ready for adoption. They are very playful little chaps and love a good cuddle.
  • Tash's Kittens

    Tash's Kittens

    These beautiful babies are ready for adoption. There are currently three girls and 1 boy. They are all 10 weeks old.
  • Tish


    Tish is a 1 year old female cat looking for her furever home. She is a little scared being at the pound, but once she finds a loving home she will be the best addition to the family.
  • Tash


    Tash is a 1 year old female cat, and she had a litter of kittens at the pound that are also ready for adoption. She is a sweet girl who is looking for her furever home.
  • Larry


    Larry is around eight months old and has been at the pound for a while now. He came to the pound as a puppy and is now ready to find his forever home. He has had some vet work done and the team have spent a lot of time with him to nurture his health and his beautiful personality and demeanour.
  • Dotty


    Dotty is one of the lost pups we recently shared, unfortunately her owner has not come forward and she is now up for adoption. She is a female mixed cattle dog around 6 to 8 months old. She is a very energetic and playful.
  • Bouncer


    Bouncer is a female Staffy cross and just loves to jump around, hence the name! She will need secure fencing, but is otherwise super affectionate and loves to cuddle (literally will wrap her paws around your neck) She is around 6-8 months old.
  • Gabby


    Gabby is a female kitten around 3 months old. She is a beautiful little kitten, who is very adventurous and loves to play.
  • Mason


    Mason is a male kitten around 4 months old. Mason is one of Maisy’s little kittens. He is an adventurous little kitten, who loves to explore his surroundings.
  • Bingo


    Bingo is a male Red Cattle Dog around 2 years old. Bingo has previously been in at the pound and has sadly found his way back. He is a beautiful dog, who just needs a loving home.
  • Lady


    Lady is female tabby under 12 months old. Lady got her name as she is very prim and proper. She is a very excitable cat and is always keeping an eye on her surroundings.
  • Scarlett


    Scarlett is a female tabby under twelve months old. This shy little girl has just arrived at the pound and it has a lot of noises and smells she is not used to. Scarlett has bonded with one of the staff members and is sure to come out of her shell in time.
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Bathurst Regional Council's Animal Holding Facility is located at 58 Vale Road (Cnr Lloyds and Vale Roads) South Bathurst.  Entrance to the facility is from Lloyds Road. 

Operating Hours

The Pound is open by appointment only.  Customers can make an appointment by phoning Council on 6333 6211.

Customers must provide a name, contact number and purpose of visit eg. release an impounded animal, view an animal available for adoption. If you are wishing to release an impounded animal, please ensure you have suitable documentation with you to provide proof of ownership.

Customers will be able to enter once the previous customer has left the Pound. Please ensure that you have your telephone with you and the team member will call you when you can enter.

Payments for purchase or release of animals can be made by EFTPOS at the Small Animal Pound. Cash payments can only be accepted at the Civic Centre.

Council encourages all members of the community to consider pet adoption at this time. Don’t forget that you can view all available animals online, and speak to a team member to discuss which pet might be right for you.


Many of our unclaimed animals are made available for adoption. All animals undergo basic behaviour assessment and vet checked and are vaccinated, wormed, microchipped and registered. Animals available can be viewed at the top of this page, or via Bathurst regional Council's Facebook page.

Adoption Fees

If you would like to adopt a pet the following fees apply:

Dog (includes vaccination, worming and microchipping): $111.50, plus registration fee. Registration is $0 for a dog which is desexed and adopted from a Shelter.  Fees for dogs which are not desexed are detailed here.
Cat ([previously desexed] includes vaccination, worming and microchipping): $111.50, registration fee is $0.
Cat (includes desexing, vaccination, worming and microchipping): $180.00, registration fee is $0.

If a customer would like to adopt a dog which is not already desexed, Council strongly encourages the customer to arrange desexing with their chosen vet prior to release of the animal.

Adoption fees are detailed in Council’s revenue policy, and are reviewed annually.

For information on current registration fees, please see here.

From 1 July 2020, annual permit fees also apply for owners of cats not desexed by age of four months, and for owners of restricted breeds or declared dangerous dogs. For further information, please see here.


My animal is lost/has runaway, who do I contact?

I want to change the details of my animal, how do I do this?

I would like to report cruelty to animals, how do I go about this?

What do I do about dangerous and menacing dogs?

Does Council provide incentives or education surrounding pet ownership?

What are the rules around microchipping and registration?

Does Bathurst have any off-leash areas?

What is my responsibility as a pet owner?

How do I go about purchasing an animal from Council?

What dog breeds are classed as restricted?

 I have found a stray animal, what do I do?

I need to surrender an animal, how do I go about this?