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


How to register and microchip your dog, apply for a responsible dog owner discount, and what to do if your dog dies.

Dog exercise areas

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

Owner responsibilities

Find out about your legal responsibilities are as a dog owner, desexing your dog, and dog obedience training.

Dog attacks

Find out what to do in case of a dog attack.

    Lost and impounded dogs

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

      Policies, bylaws and dog control reports

      We aim to provide reasonable policies for dog owners while promoting a safe and healthy environment for the public.