Animal services

​​​​​Our Animal Services team is committed to promoting better care and control of dogs in the District. 

Check out the pages to the left for information on online dog registration, microchipping, policies & bylaws, and dog friendly spots in the Western Bay.​​

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Dog Control Policy and Bylaw Review 2016

In August 2016 Council adopted the new Dog Control Policy and Bylaw for the District.
Learn more here.

Adoption programme

Learn about our adoption programme and see what dogs are looking for homes.

Our services

  • Dog education: our team educates children in schools about dog safety. They also work with business and  service groups, such as nurses and posties, to help people develop safe dog skills.
  • Respond to complaints about dog behaviour and dog problems including, roaming dogs, barking dogs, aggressive dogs and dog attacks
  • Lost and found dogs
  • Provide and maintain pound facilities
  • Dog adoptions and fostering
  • Ensuring compliance with  bylaws and policies
  • Microchipping & registration
  • Dog and stock control
  • And more!


To get in touch with our friendly Animal Services Team, please call 0800 926 732.  Animal Services are available all-year-round, however please note that non-urgent animal se​rvices complaints will be actioned during normal working days.

Useful Links

Please see below some useful links:

SPCA Tauranga

SPCA New Zealand

Department of Internal Affairs - Safety around Dogs

Doggle - Website about Dogs


Visit Lost Pet Finders and contact us to report it. We often pick up lost dogs.​​

Page reviewed: 26 Apr 2019 1:07pm