How to register a dog
- At what address your dog was last registered?
- Who the previous owner of your dog was?
- How long have you been the dog's owner? (The above three queries pertain to dogs greater than three months of age)
- What age you are? (Legally you are required to be over the age of 16 before you can register a dog)
Dog registration fees
Selected Owner Status
- All dogs first registered on or after 1 July 2006 (except working dogs as defined in section 36A (2A) of the Act)
- All dogs classified as dangerous or menacing within two months from the date of classification
- All dogs impounded and released by the local authority for the second time
- Unregistered dogs that are impounded and released
Permits for new owners with more than three dogs
What if I don't register my dog?
Refund (death of a dog)
- Name, address and date of birth of the owner of the dog.
- Physical address of where the dog is kept.
- Description of the dog eg: Breed, colour.
- The age and sex of the dog.
- The registration number of the collar, tag or disc issued for the dog.
Changing register details
- Change of owner of a dog.
- Change of address of a dog (either same owner or new owner).
- Change of postal address of dog owner.
- Change of name of current owner.
- Any correction of incorrect details.
- Where your dog has died, or gone missing.
What does registration cover ?
- Providing a service to the community
- Encouraging responsible dog ownership
- Protecting dog owner’s rights to own a dog by dealing with dog related problems
- Providing dog owners with education on dealing with dog related problems
- Re-homing unwanted or unclaimed dogs
- Promoting community safety
- Responding to complaints about dogs
- Maintaining National Dog Database records
This enables a dog to be linked to its owner, so if it is lost or stolen, both dog and owner can be identified and reunited. A microchip can also clearly identify a dog which has been aggressive and classified as dangerous or menacing. This is especially important as it renders owners unable to disguise their dog’s identity.