Free Microchipping and RegistrationMonaghan County Council’s Dog Pound is located at Carrick Boarding Kennels, Lisdoonan, Carrickmacross.
Stray dogs and dogs voluntarily surrendered by their owners may be brought directly to the pound (by appointment) between 11am – 5pm Monday – Friday.

Please note that there is a fee for voluntarily surrendered dogs.

Please also note that from the 1st August 2018 any person reclaiming or rehoming a dog from the Dog Pound must present the dog’s license for inspection before they may take possession of the dog.

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Stray dogs admitted to the pound are kept for a minimum of 5 days. After that period has expired, Monaghan County Council will endeavour to rehome dogs through Carrick Dog Shelter (CDS), Lisdoonan or Dogs Trust.  However, if CDS or Dogs Trust do not have space or if dogs are not suitable for rehoming, then these dogs will be put to sleep.

MCC Policy on Dogs admitted to the Dog Pound Feb 2024