Pets are an important part of our community bringing joy and companionship to many people. Council promotes responsible pet ownership through a series of programs for the benefit of the entire community.

As good pet owners, it is our responsibility to provide the love, care and attention necessary to make sure our pets are happy, safe and healthy. It also means knowing our responsibilities regarding ownership of our pets and local law requirements and being considerate of others who share our public places.

A well cared for pet can be a valuable companion, improving our health and well-being and connecting us with other people in our community.
The management of domestic pets is a statutory service provided by local government under the Domestic Animals Act 1994.

Council has a range of services and information relating to animals and pets, and encourages responsible pet ownership, including:

  • Registration, desexing and microchipping
  • Lost and found pets
  • Obedience training
  • Animal nuisance
  • Vets and pet owner groups
  • Multiple animal permits
  • Dog litter

See also the Whitehorse Domestic Animal Management Plan (DAMP).