Dogs

Temporary Note

New Multi Dog Permit

Under the Control of Dogs Bylaw you are now required to apply for a Multi Dog Permit if you have more than 2 dogs.

  • No occupier/s of any property in an residential area (as per Councils District Plan) shall allow or cause to remain or keep on the property, more than two (2) dogs, over the CONTROL OF DOGS BYLAW | Rangitīkei District Council 7 age of three (3) months (whether or not such dogs are registered) unless the occupier has obtained a multi-dog permit from Council.
  • A multi-dog permit and fee may be issued upon or subject to such terms, conditions or restrictions as Council may consider necessary and any breach of such terms, conditions or restrictions shall result in revocation of the permit.
  • Any person requesting to allow or cause to remain or to keep more than two (2) dogs on any premises as provided in the Bylaw shall apply in writing to Council in such form as may be required by Council for a multi-dog permit. The permit issued is for a three (3) year period.

We have around 4,630 dogs registered in the Rangitīkei District. We have Control of Dogs Bylaw and the Dog Control Act which sets out owner responsibilities, and how our animal control staff manage any issues.

We also have a Dog Owner Handbook written by our animal control team that you can browse or download for information.

There is also lots of handy information about being a Responsible Dog Owner here.

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