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.

Responsible dog owners

We're big fans of responsible dog owners, who pay lower registration fees for their kuri.

Own more than two dogs

Sometimes Fido needs a friend - apply for a dispensation license to keep two 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.

Keep animals other than dogs

We're home to all sorts of animals here in Porirua City. Some animals are a bit more work than others - here are some ground rules for keeping animals other than kurī or ngeru.

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.