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 services complaints will be actioned during normal working days.
Want to go electronic?
Would you like to receive all your dog communication (registration forms, newsletters, events and important updates) from Council electronically? Register here.
Dog Fees and Impound Costs
Fees and charges for the current registration year are available here.
I have received a dog infringement, what happens now?
All dogs are required to be registered before they are 3 months of age. Registration must be renewed before 30 June each year. Find out how to register your dog.
Dog Control Policy and Bylaw
Our policy provides guidance and consistency for Council, staff and members of the public on the approach to dog control in this District.
Dogs for adoption
We're always on the lookout for new permanent, loving homes for the wonderful dogs that come into Council's care.
Dog Walking Areas
Find out more about where walking your dog is allowed.
Foster a Dog
We need more foster carers to temporarily care for a dog while we find it's forever home.
How to Contact Us
Phone us on 0800 926 732
Microchipping your Dog
All dogs in the Western Bay need to be microchipped. Find out how to have your dog microchipped.
Moved to the Western Bay?
What you need to do If you have moved from another council district to the Western Bay.
I want to keep more than two dogs in an urban area or five dogs in a rural area
News and Annual Report
Keep up to date with our latest news and reports.
Read more about the work our Animal Services team does around the District.
Inform us of any changes to you or your dog's details.
Wander Dogs Summer Series 2021-22