To apply for responsible dog owner status, come to our Customer Services Centre at 16 Cobham Court, Porirua, and fill in the form. (This form is not available online.)
If you qualify you'll be able to enjoy lower dog fees - saving $32 for a neutered dog and $34 for a non-neutered dog.
The scheme is free to sign up for in most cases.
To qualify as a responsible dog owner, please:
You must also keep us updated about:
You won’t be eligible for the discount if your dog or dogs are:
Apply for responsible dog owner status before 1 June so we can do a site inspection before the start of annual dog registration on 1 July.
Come to our Customer Services Centre at 16 Cobham Court, Porirua, and fill in the required form. (This form is not available online.)
An Animal Control Officer will make a time during normal working hours to inspect your property. The officer will assess whether the site and dog accommodation are suitable and hygienic.