Porirua City is a pet city. We love our kurī and kitties, and care about the welfare of all animals, at home, on the farm and in the wild.

Register your dog

If you've just got a kurī, get in touch with us before it is three months old to register it – and be sure to renew your dog registration by 1 July each year,

Reduced Registration Fee Category (formerly Responsible Dog Owner status)

We're big fans of the Reduced Registration Fee Category (formerly Responsible Dog Owner status), who pay lower registration fees for their kuri.

Own more than two dogs

Sometimes Fido and Fernando need a friend - apply for a three plus permit (formally dispensation licence) to keep three dogs on your property.

Cancel your dog registration

If you no longer have a kurī, get in touch with us to cancel your dog registration.

Walk your dog

There are lots of dog friendly places in Porirua City. You can view these on our maps.

Animal Control services

Our Animal Control team offers a range of services to kurī owners including microchipping and desexing.

Stray or lost animals

If you spot an animal that looks lost – or not where it should be – please get in touch with us hohoro.

Animal and insect pests

Let's face it, some animals and pests can be hōhā. If there are bees, wasps, or vermin in our public land, parks, and reserves, get in touch and we'll sort it out.

Keeping of other animals and bees

Whether you own an animal or are just looking after it for a short time, you must keep it under control at all times and inside the boundaries of your property, and make sure it doesn’t create a nuisance.

How to pay a dog fine

There are a number of ways you can pay your dog fine, including going online