Responsible Dog Ownership

Whitehorse City Council has a number of responsible pet ownership initiatives in place that aim to promote animal welfare, protect wildlife and the environment, and reunite lost pets with their owners. Dog ownership is extremely rewarding and has also been associated with healthy living and overall life enjoyment.

Responsible dog ownership includes having your dog registered and microchipped, caring for their welfare needs, keeping them safe, proving a great quality of life, and complying with local requirements for keeping dogs on your property.

If you have any questions about your rights and responsibilities as a dog owner, or you have concerns about wandering or nuisance dogs you can contact Council.