Lost/Stray Dog

Lost / Stray Dogs

To report a stray or lost dog in Concord Township, 
contact the Concord Township Municipal office at 610-459-8911.

Stray & Lost Dogs in Concord Township will be taken to:

Brandywine Valley SPCA
1212 Phoenixville Pike
West Chester, PA 19380

website:  http://bvspca.org/

Citizen drop-off of stray animals will not be accepted.


Having a current dog license is the best way to ensure a dog is returned to its owner.

Dog licenses are issued by the Delaware County Treasurer.
For details, visit:


Reporting Lost or Found Dogs

  • Anyone who finds a lost dog with a license can locate the owner by visiting the Delaware County Return a Lost Dog web page, enter the license type and number, and they will get the owner’s phone number.  Or call the Delaware County Treasurer’s Office at 610-891-4276 during regular business hours to get the owner’s information.
  • If you find a lost dog and cannot locate the owner, contact the Township Office at
    610-459-8911 or call 911.  Delaware County’s Emergency Services dispatchers will keep a log of recently reported found and lost dogs.
  • To reclaim a lost dog, call the Brandywine Valley SPCA at 610-692-6113 and provide detailed information.  Citizen drop-off of stray animals will not be accepted.

Notice:  Concord Township has experienced a recent increase in the amount of stray dogs dropped off in our township, particularly in the vicinity of Route 322/Mattson/Featherbed and Ivy Mills Road.  Residents are asked to be on the alert and are encouraged to report any information/pictures regarding make of vehicle/license plate number.

License Your Dog in PA

All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.

An annual license is $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50. If the animal is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50 and lifetime is $31.50. Discounts are available to older adults and people with disabilities.

The small license fee helps the millions of dogs in the state by funding the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement.

Dog licenses are available from your local county treasurer and other licensing agents.

Reasons for dog licensing:

  • It’s the law. All dogs three months and older must have a current license.
  • If your dog gets lost, a license is the best way to get him back. A license helps animal control and shelters identify your dog and get him back home safely.
  • The cost of a license is less than the penalty for being caught without one. Owners who fail to license their dogs could face a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog.
  • License fees support animal control. The annual fee you pay to license your dog helps keep shelters running and supports the work of the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, which is responsible for ensuring the welfare of dogs, regulating dangerous dogs and overseeing annual licensing and rabies vaccinations.

Having a current dog license is the best way
to ensure a dog is returned to its owner.
For more licensing information, visit www.co.delaware.pa.us/treasurer/dog.html.