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

Animal Bylaw and Dog Policy changes

We are revising the Animal Bylaw and our Dog Policy. Public consultation on the proposed changes closed on 2 May 2016. Council will hear the oral submissions in May, consider all the feedback in June, and make the decision in August 2016.


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...