Animal Control services

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

Our Animal Control team offers a range of services to dog owners. Come to our Customer Services Centre at 16 Cobham Court, Porirua or phone us on (04) 237 5089 to make a booking.

Reporting a barking dog

If a dog is barking and causing a nuisance, you can report it to us 24 hours a day by phoning (04) 237 5089.  We'll log your call and investigate promptly, 


By law, your dog must be microchipped if it is:

  • classified as dangerous or menacing 
  • being registered for the first time
  • impounded and hasn’t been microchipped or registered.

Dogs that aren’t microchipped and have been impounded twice or more must be microchipped before being released from the pound. 

Farm dogs used for herding or driving stock don’t have to be microchipped, but must have unique collars and/or labelling. 

Microchipping may be done by a vet, or make an appointment with our Animal Control officers. We charge a fee of $44.50 for microchipping.

Desexing for a donation

You can have your dog desexed (neutered) in return for a donation. This service is funded by Mana Community Grants Foundation and provided by CareVets Porirua. 

Talk to our Animal Control team about the service and to make a booking.

There’s a lower registration fee for dogs that have been neutered. 

Putting down a dog

We offer a service to put down (euthanise) a dog if it’s old, sick or aggressive. 

Contact us on phone (04) 237 5089 to arrange an appointment to discuss this. 

There’s a fee of $52.00 for this service.

Impounded or lost dogs

If your dog is picked up by Animal Control and it’s microchipped, we will contact you.

If it’s impounded, you’ll need to pay any impounding, microchipping and registration fees before it can be released.

You may also have to pay infringement fees for having an uncontrolled dog of $200.00 and/or an unregistered dog of $300.00 (fees are set by statute).

You can pay any fees and/or fines by EFTPOS or cash.


Porirua City Council Depot
13 Prosser Street, Elsdon
( right next door to the New Zealand Kennel Club).  

Day Opening hours
Weekdays 8.00 am to 4.30 pm
Saturday 9.00 am to 10.00 am
Sunday 9.00 am to 9.30 am

Christmas/New Year opening hours:

Friday 22 December - 8am-2pm

Saturday 23 December - 9am-10am

Sunday 24 December - 9am-9.30am

Monday 25-Tuesday 26 December -  CLOSED

Wednesday 27-Saturday 30 December - 9-10 am

Sunday 31 December - Tuesday 2 January - CLOSED

Wednesday 3 January - Normal hours resume