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Find out about registering your dog, owner responsibilities, public exercise spaces, lost and impounded dogs, and reporting a dog attack.
RDO applications open
Applications for Responsible Dog Owner status (RDO) are now open. See how to qualify.
You can apply from 1 September 2021 to 30 April 2022.
How to register and microchip your dog, apply for a responsible dog owner discount, and what to do if your dog dies.
Microchipping makes sure dogs can be quickly identified should they go missing, be stolen or be injured.
Find out when and where you can exercise your dog in Wellington City.
Find out about your legal responsibilities are as a dog owner, desexing your dog, and dog obedience training.
Find out what to do in case of a dog attack.
The Council contracts Animal Services to perform dog control throughout the city.
We aim to provide reasonable policies for dog owners while promoting a safe and healthy environment for the public.