Being a responsible dog owner

Dog owners may apply to the Council to become a Responsible Dog Owner which entitles you to an annual rebate from the registration fees.

More information about being a good dog owner can be found in the Dog Owner's Handbook(PDF, 1MB)

Read the Dog Owner's Handbook(PDF, 1MB)

Microchipping your dog

The following dogs are required to be microchipped:

  • All dogs registered in New Zealand for the first time.
  • All dogs that have been classified as dangerous or menacing on or after 1 December 2003 (including working dogs).
  • Any dogs that are impounded, including working dogs.