Animal Services

Animal Inquiries

Please call the Public Works office at 709-895-8000 x 228 for all general inquiries.

Dog Tags

The Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s provides free tags to register all dogs in the town and we encourage all residents to avail of this service. Dog tags are also available at Beachy Cove Animal Hospital on Thorburn Road. Click here to fill out our online form to receive your free dog tag!

When dogs who are licensed become lost, there is a much higher success rate in reuniting them with their owners. When dogs are found with a registered tag, town staff are able to quickly look-up the registration information and contact the owner.


Missing Pets

The Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s will post any missing pets on the town’s official Missing Pets page. The Town also shares missing or found pets on our social media channels to help reunite them with their owners. Please visit the Town’s Facebook Page and Twitter Channel for the latest updates.

Please call the Public Works office at 709-895-8000 x 228 or email [email protected] if you have a missing pet you would like assistance with locating or if you find a missing domestic animal. If an animal is brought to Town Hall, a member of our Public Works team will bring the animal to Beachy Cove Animal Hospital for the owners to collect them.



If you are having issues with wildlife, please contact the Provincial Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Policies & Regulations

Animal Welfare Contacts

St. John’s SPCA – 709-726-0301
St. John’s Humane Society – 709-753-0506


The Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s is pleased to offer two dog parks (small breed and large breed) at Voisey’s Brook Park. Further details can be found on the page below:

Dog Parks (Small Breed and Large Breed)


Contact Our Staff

Alex Rogers

Public Works Manager

709-895-8000 x228

Charlie Hamlyn

Director of Public Works

709-895-8000 x232

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