We love our dogs and want the best care for them possible

We reviewed our Dog Control Policy and Bylaw and the new rules came into effect on 1 August 2016. Check out the links below for more information.

In this section you will find information about the registration and regulations for owning a dog.


Otis (assisting our Compliance Officers, pictured right) would like to remind everyone that pets are part of your bubble.

  • Dogs must be on lead at all times during lockdown.
  • When exercising our dogs, we need maintain a two-metre distance from others.
  • Please keep your dogs on leads, even in our off-leash areas during this time.

Enjoy your walkies. 😊 ☀️

Dog Control Policy and Bylaw 2016 

The updated Dog Control Policy and Bylaw came into effect 1 August, you can read the Dog Control Policy and Dog Control Bylaw here. To read the area summaries click the Dog Rules link.

Animal Control Report

As a requirement of the Dog Control Act 1996 our Council has approved the 2018/2019 Annual Report on Animal Control to the Secretary Local Government New Zealand.

This report is available for public viewing and is available at any TCDC service centre or by clicking on the following link - Animal Control Report 2018 - 2019