Animal Control

Council’s Animal Control Unit works under the Dog Control Act 1996, the Rotorua Lakes Council Dog Control By-law 2005 and the Impounding Act 1955.

The Animal Control Unit operates every day.  Most staff time is spent on dog control issues such as barking, roaming, and attacks on people, other dogs or stock.  The unit also manages dog registration.

Staff are on call 24 hours to deal with dog attacks, stock wandering on public roads and collection of trapped or secured wandering dogs.

Office: Mon – Fri 8am – 4.30pm

Mon - Fri 11am - 4.30pm

07 348-4199


Dog Exercise Areas

Find out where the dog exercise areas are in the Rotorua District area.

Dog Registration

Dog registration, Microchipping, Lost Tags, Selected dog ownership, Kennel licence, Rebates

Dog Safety

Dog safety tips for owners and children

Dogs Online

Dogs Online is the Rotorua Lakes Council website for dog registrations and updating dog owner

Homeless Hounds

Adopt a dog from

Keeping of Poultry

General rules for keeping poultry in the Rotorua district.

Menacing Dogs

Menacing Dogs and American Pitbull Terrier Information

Page reviewed: 05 Aug 2015 3:15pm