Find out about registering your dog, owner responsibilities, public exercise spaces, lost and impounded dogs, and reporting a dog attack.

Animal Bylaw & Dog Policy changes

We're drafting changes for the Animal Bylaw and the Dog Policy. You'll be able to give feedback on the draft changes when consultation takes place 1 April–02 May 2016. If you have any queries in the meantime, please email us or


How to register and microchip your dog, get the responsible owner discount, change ownership details...

Exercise areas

Find out when and where you can exercise your dog in Wellington.

Owner responsibilities

Dog owners must meet certain responsibilities such as controlling and cleaning up after your dog. Do...


Every year in Wellington there are about 100 reported dog attacks.

    Lost & impounded

    The Council has contracted Animal Services to perform dog control throughout the city.

      Policies & bylaws

      The Council aims to provide reasonable policies for dog owners and their pets while promoting a safe...