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Useful Links

Lost Dogs

If your dog goes on an adventure contact


  • Make sure you have a current photo of your dog.  

  • Make sure your dog is microchipped and that details are up to date.  

  • Check your gates and fences regularly.


If you can no longer care for your dog for whatever reason, the Dogs' Homes of Tasmania can help to re-home your dog. There will be no judgement, just a caring space for your dog until he/she finds a new home.  The process will go quicker if you fill in the "Tell us about your dog" form on the website. Ensure the dog’s vaccination card is complete and call to make an appointment.  


Please do not advertise your dog on Gumtree etc. as it may be placing your dog at risk.

Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania: Hobart - 6243 5177, Devonport - 6427 2178, Burnie - 6431 6199, Launceston - 6349 1999.

Dogs in National Parks and Reserves

Dogs and other pets are not allowed in Tasmania's national parks and nature reserves, not even on a lead or within your car. However, dogs are welcome in many Conservation Areas, Regional Reserves and Nature Recreation Areas, and some State Reserves. See this Parks & Wildlife Service page for details.

Dog adoption


Brightside is a farm sanctuary for rescue animals and has a dog adoption service.

Dogs Homes of Tasmania

The Dogs Homes of Tasmania operate dog pounds and adopt dogs. 

People wanting to walk dogs may also apply to volunteer at the Dogs Homes of Tasmania.

Dogs Tasmania

Dogs Tasmania (Tasmanian Canine Association) administers activities associated with purebred dogs, including showing and obedience trials, and is a member of the Australian National Kennel Club. Contact Dogs Tasmania about purebred dogs.


The RSPCA investigates cruelty cases and has a dog adoption service.

Greyhound Adoption Program Tasmania

TasRacing operates a not-for-profit adoption program to try and find homes for greyhounds after their racing career. Greyhound Adoption Program 

Small Paws Animal Rescue

Small Paws Animal Rescue is an independent animal rescue caring for small animals in need.

Dog training clubs

Tasmanian has a number of dog obedience clubs and private dog trainers.


Council areas

Ideally, each Tasmanian municipality would have its own dog walking association to represent local dog owners and liaise with the Council.  


The Tasmanian Dog Walking Clubs Association currently has member organisations in these Council areas:

Derwent Valley Dog Walking Association 

Hobart Dog Walking Association Inc

Kingborough Dog Walking Association

Huon Valley Dog Walking Association

Sorell and Districts Dog Walking Association 

Local Government Association of Tasmania.

The Local Government Association of Tasmania website has a list, maps and contact details of all Tasmanian municipal areas and Council.  

This Word document from Dog Friendly Tasmania contains links to each council's web page about dog exercise areas.

Dogs and child safety

Delta Dog Safe

Delta Dog Safe is a Delta Society program that aims to teach children appropriate behaviour around animals.

Doggone Safe


Doggone Safe is a US-based non-profit organisation dedicated to dog bite prevention through education.

Charities helping homeless people with animals

Pets in the Park

Pets in the Park is a charity that cares for pets that are owned for by the homeless or people at risk of homelessness.

Other useful links

Dog Friendly Tasmania on Facebook and Instagram, sharing information on dog friendly spaces statewide.

Puppy socialization guide (youtube link)

Changing "bad" behaviour (youtube link)

Eight radical solutions to the problem of dog mess

"Unleashed - A Guide to Successful Dog Parks" (by SA Govt.)

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