The Pet Find Project and Dog License Info

Animal Control would like to remind our residents to get your state dog license. Dog licenses are good for 1 year January 1st thru December 31st of each year, any dog over 3 months of age is required to have a license to prove ownership.

Licenses may be obtained through Allegheny County Treasurers Office on-line at:

or mail to:

John K Weinstein Allegheny County Treasurer, 436 Grant Street, Room109, Pgh. PA 15219

Regular fees; male dog, $8.50 - neutered male $6.50 / female $8.50,- spayed $6.50

Persons with disability or senior citizens: male $6.50 - neutered male $4.50 and female $6.50.- neutered female $4.50.

If paying by check, check should be made payable to County Treasurer, (reminder the fine for not having a current license is $300.00)

Animal Control would like to remind the residents that we try to help, but they are required to contact their local communities to advise when they have lost a pet.

County Dispatch maintains two log books; one for pets that go missing, and one for pets that have been found wandering by local residents.

By State Dog Law Animal Control is not required to offer notifications like this one advising whether or not a wayward pet was picked up.

We would like to believe we are all trying to help furball make its way home.

One of the steps in this program is the hope one resident will identify a person that may have dropped off a stray and this resident will notify Animal Control and the local Police Department so the appropriate action may be taken.

Residents may contact Allegheny County Dispatch to contact Animal Control on the Non Emergency phone number 412-279-6911, residents may also contact their local communities using local contact numbers.
Sincerely, Roy Hayward, ACO

Good Tuesday Morning Everyone, our first update for 2018, and this morning Animal Control is pleased to advise for Tuesday January 2nd 2018 we have no new guests in house at this time.

If this status should change we will keep you updated throughout the coming week.

  1. Two notes of interest this morning, with the continued cold weather pets should be limited to out doors for no longer than 30 minutes. There are some breeds that can handle this weather and common sense should prevail. Pets normally housed outside should be brought into garages or enclosed porches to help curb cold weather effects. Water bowls need to be cleared of ice and bedding material needs to be dry and a wind break needs to be provided to these animals.
  2. January means new dog licenses. The license year is January 1st thru December 31st. Animal Control will usually provide an interim period in January for DOG owners to obtain their current licenses Thru the Allegheny County Treasurer Office (John K Weinstein) failure to have a current license may lead up to a $300 fine.

Sincerely, Roy Hayward, ACO

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We have a community announcement before we submit our update this morning.

This being December the new 2018 Dog Licenses go on sale January 1st. The License Year runs January 1 thru December 31.

Just a reminder that any dog being found with out a current state dog license as issued by the County can carry a $300.00 fine.

Licenses may be purchased on line thru John K Weinstein 's County Treasurers Office. Sincerely, Roy Hayward, ACO


Good Monday Morning Everyone, for Monday December 4th 2017

Animal Control has one new guest in house to advise you of this morning. Found wandering Stillwell Court in Mt Lebanon, a young male German Shepard. Believe he is around 2 years old, traditional coloring black, brown, tan, no ID chip found.

Due to the area in which he was recovered he could be from Mt Lebanon, Castle Shannon or Bethel Park.

We are asking anyone that may know this animal or his owner is asked to contact Animal Control thru County Dispatch on their non emergency number 412 279 6911 and request Animal Control.

Sincerely, Roy Hayward, ACO

Non Emergency phone numbers for Animal Control:

Upper St Clair: 412-833-7501
Whitehall: 412-884-1101

For: Baldwin Township, Carnegie, Castle Shannon, Dormont, GreenTree, Heidelberg,Mt Lebanon and Scott Township contact Allegheny County Dispatch to request an Animal Control Officer at: 412-279-6911

South Hills Cooperative Animal Control

Who are we?  As the name implies we are a cooperative animal control agency supplying animal services, for both domestic animals and wildlife, for eight communities located in the South Hills area of Allegheny County. The communities involved with the coop are; Castle Shannon, Dormont, GreenTree, Heidelberg, Mt Lebanon, Scott Township, Upper St Clair, and Whitehall.

Animals that have been found by Animal Control and are currently being housed at the Animal Control's kennel - Clair's Kennel, located in Upper St. Clair. If you see your pet, or you know the owner, Whitehall Residents call the Whitehall Police Department at 412-884-1100. Non-Residents call the County Dispatch at 412-279-6911 and ask for Animal Control. Dispatch will relay your message and Animal Control personnel will get back to you shortly.

Animal Control will generally hold an animal at its kennel for a week to 10 days.