Cancel your dog registration

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

Change of owner

Both the previous owner and the new owner must tell us about any change of ownership of a dog within 14 days. You also need to tell us the dog’s new address.  Phone our Customer Services Centre on (04) 237 5089 or email

Death of a dog

If your dog has died or been put down, you must let us know as soon as you can.  Phone our Customer Services Centre on (04) 237 5089.

Destruction of a dog

If your dog has been destroyed under a court order, you must show us a certificate from a vet, Animal Control Officer or Ranger to confirm that the dog has been destroyed.

Refund of fees

You may be eligible to have part of your registration fee refunded when your dog dies or is put down.

 Apply for the refund before the start of the 1 July registration period. Bring the dog’s current registration tag and proof of its death (vet’s euthanasia certificate) to our relocated Customer Services Centre on the Ground Floor of the BNZ Building, 14 Hartham Place, Porirua, from December 7 onwards.