Dog fees 2024/25

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We're increasing dog registration fees for 2024/2025. This is to cover rising costs over the past year.

The change will be different depending on dog category and number per household, but for most dogs, if they are de-sexed the increase will be $10 a year, and $20 if they are not.

See our new fees document on this page. You are welcome to provide feedback - scroll down and click on the 'Take Survey' button.

So, what do my registration fees pay for?

Your registration fees pay for the Dog Control services that

We're increasing dog registration fees for 2024/2025. This is to cover rising costs over the past year.

The change will be different depending on dog category and number per household, but for most dogs, if they are de-sexed the increase will be $10 a year, and $20 if they are not.

See our new fees document on this page. You are welcome to provide feedback - scroll down and click on the 'Take Survey' button.

So, what do my registration fees pay for?

Your registration fees pay for the Dog Control services that we are required to provide as a Council, but it also covers a lot more.

They also help support the many important activities of our animal services team. Those activities include:

Animal services team

Our team

  • manage and run two shelters

  • Investigate nuisance complaints such as barking and roaming dogs

  • Dog education and advice to dog owners and groups of people (teaching dogs, and their owners, good behaviour strategies)

  • Investigate dog attacks and bite/rushing incidents

  • Collecting stray dogs

Lost and found dogs

  • Reuniting lost dogs with their owners

  • Adopting unclaimed dogs to new families

Events

  • Events including the Wander Dogs walks series, Doggy Day Out, and more

Facilities

  • Dog shelters in Te Puke and Katikati

  • Dog poo bags provided throughout the District in dispenser pods

  • Te Puke’s dog exercise area opened last year, Katikati’s is about to be built, and two more are in the pipeline (Ōmokoroa and Waihī Beach)

Dangerous and restricted breed dog management

  • Enforcing the rules around dangerous, menacing, and restricted breed dogs

Emergency information

In an emergency our team can use registration and microchipping information to identify homes where dogs may have been stranded in an evacuation. If you don’t register and microchip your dog/s and there’s an emergency — no one will know they’re there.

Registration and microchipping could be the difference between your dog being evacuated and cared for or left stranded.

Still not convinced that registration is important?

Fines are more expensive than fees. If your dog isn’t registered or microchipped, you could get a $300 fine. So, it's smart to do both, as it is legally required (working dogs are exempt from some microchipping requirements).

Have further questions, want to give feedback in person or talk to someone?

If you would rather fill in a paper feedback form, come and do it at one of our locations: Council's Head Office at Barkes Corner, Waihī Beach Library and Service Centre, The Centre - Pātuki Manawa, Te Puke Library and Service Centre, or the Ōmokoroa Library and Service Centre.

You can also come down and talk to our team at the Doggy Day Out event on Saturday 16 March, 10am - 2pm, at Ōmokoroa Sportsground. It's also free family fun and a great day out!

Otherwise, you can contact us on our freephone line: 0800 WBOPDC (0800 926 732), or email us at haveyoursay@westernbay.govt.nz.

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