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

COVID-19 update – Alert Level 2

We’re still registering new dogs for the rest of the 2019 registration year without charge. Send your applications to 

You can expect to receive your registration forms and invoices mid-June. This is a little later than usual due to delays caused by the response to COVID-19. 

Because invoices are being sent out later, we understand that some dogs won’t be registered by the start of the 2020 registration year. 

The Service Centre on Manners Street is reopening on Monday 18 May, which means you'll be able to pay your fees in person again, however we'll be accepting contactless payments only (no cash) and encourage you to pay online or by mail cheque where possible.


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...