[dawg-kach-er, dog-]


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

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; dog + catcher Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for dogcatcher

Historical Examples of dogcatcher

  • In the background stands the dogcatcher's cart, attached to the famous kicking mule.


    Christopher Morley

  • The dogcatcher's wagon is drawn up ready to rush forth, and the trained terrier which accompanies it is leaping with excitement.


    Christopher Morley