- a person employed by a municipal pound, humane society, or the like, to find and impound stray or homeless dogs, cats, etc.
Origin of dogcatcher
Examples from the Web for dog-catcher
Historical Examples of dog-catcher
Never will there come even a dog-catcher Ulysses to remove the spell.Sixes and Sevens
There is a perfect water system, fire-brigade with fire stations where the firemen sleep, police, and a dog-catcher.The Last Spike
He's just naturally mean and cranky, and when he found Grit wandering about the street he probably notified a dog-catcher.Dick Hamilton's Football Team
Howard R. Garis
Its visible inhabitants would have astounded a census-taker or a dog-catcher.Watched by Wild Animals
Enos A. Mills
Im afraid, said Mr. Maclin, that the dog-catcher has caught the little brown dog.
- mainly US and Canadian a local official whose job is to catch and impound stray dogs, cats, etc