Dogs Barking, Stray, or causing a Nuisance
This page sets out what you can do about barking dogs, stray dogs or dogs causing a nuisance.
You must ensure your dog does not create a nuisance, whether by barking or howling, straying or wandering away from their home property, or attacking or lunging at passers-by, vehicles or birds or other animals.
We may impound dogs:
- found wandering at large
- found on private property that are not under the direct control of any person on that property
- dogs that are not confined so as to prevent it leaving the property.
If your dog has been impounded, you will need to pay all the impounding, micro-chipping and registration fees before it is released.
You may also be liable for Infringement fees for having an uncontrolled dog, and/or an unregistered dog.
You can pay at the Pound by EFTPOS or cash.
Monday-Friday: 8 am – 4.30 pm
Saturday: 9 am-10 am
Sunday: 9 am-9.30 am
Porirua City Council Depot
13 Prosser Street
Reporting dog nuisances
If a dog is causing a nuisance, you can report the incident to us on phone (04) 237 5089, 24 hours a day.
We will log your call and investigate promptly.
Links to more dog information
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