COVID-19: Dogs

Animal Management services have resumed under Alert Level 2.

The Dog Pound has re-opened to the public (open Monday to Friday, 12 noon to 1.30pm or by prior arrangement). Entry will be restricted to one person at a time, and contact tracing and safe social distancing of two metres will be in place.

Dog Walking

The Council’s animal management team asks dog owners to keep themselves and their dogs safe during COVID-19 Alert Level 2.

Please follow these rules:

  • Your dog MUST be on a lead AT ALL times and kept AT LEAST 2 metres apart from other dogs.
  • Maintain your physical distance – 2 metres – from other dog-walkers and dogs.
  • Pick up your dog’s stools.
  • Find other ways to enjoy your dog at home, such as playing games and extra training.