Dogs – FAQ


I HAVE FOUND A WANDERING DOG, WHO DO I CALL?

If you find a wandering dog please contact Ranger Services on 9724 0000.

Rangers receive many calls about wandering dogs each year resulting in the dogs being impounded.

This could easily be avoided if all fences and gates where the dog is kept are made secure.

The Shire of Dardanup Rangers can provide information for responsible dog ownership and are happy to assist in answering any questions you may have. For further information you can contact Ranger Services on 9724 0000 or Report It.


MY DOG IS MISSING, WHAT CAN I DO?

We may have your dog safe and secure in our Animal Management Facility.

If your pet is missing, please contact Ranger Services on 9724 0000 or Report It.


ATTACKS

If you are a victim of, or have witnessed, a dog attack, please contact Ranger Services immediately on 9724 0000.

A dog attack can take many forms, from a person or animal being chased and growled at, to a physical contact resulting in the death of an animal or serious injury to a person. All attacks should be reported to Ranger Services, regardless of the severity of the attack. All complaints are confidential. A dog that has shown the propensity to attack may be declared as a Dangerous Dog and be subject to additional control requirements e.g. muzzled in public.

The Shire of Dardanup Rangers can provide information for responsible dog ownership and are happy to assist in answering any questions you may have.  For further information you can Contact Us.


BARKING

Neighbours are encouraged to speak to the owner(s) of the dog(s) creating the nuisance, if they are concerned about excessive barking.

 If the barking continues residents are encouraged to contact Ranger Services. A Ranger will then liaise with the dog owner and provide suggestions on how the barking may be reduced. Rangers are limited in their powers in relation to dog barking and do not have the authority to remove a dog from a residence.

The Shire of Dardanup Rangers can provide information for responsible dog ownership and are happy to assist in answering any questions you may have.  For further information you can Contact Us.


DOG EXCRETA

Dog owners are responsible for ensuring that their dog excreta is not left in any public place. Failure to ensure that your dog(s) excreta is not left in any public place as it may result in an infringement notice being imposed.

Dog owners are encouraged to provide their own dog waste bags and not be reliant on those in parks, as they are often stolen or misused.

The Shire of Dardanup Rangers can provide information for responsible dog ownership and are happy to assist in answering any questions you may have. For further information you can Contact Us.


DOG EXERCISE AREAS

Under Council’s Dog Local Law 2014, dogs can ONLY be exercised off leash at the following locations.

But first, please note that dogs MUST be on leash outside of designated dog exercise areas. Penalties may apply.

No time restrictions:

  • Leicester Reserve, Eaton
    (off Leicester Ramble)
  • Watson Street Reserve, Eaton
  • Wells Recreation Park, Dardanup
    Lot 55 Ferguson Road
  • Gardiner Street Reserve, Burekup

Between 7.00pm and 10.00am daily ONLY

  • Eaton Foreshore Reserve, Eaton
    Collie River Bridge to Foster Street
  • Lofthouse Park, Eaton (Reserve 42368)
    Lofthouse Avenue
  • Hunter Park, Millbridge
    (Off Hunter Circle)

Dog exercise areas can also be identified via the online mapping portal

Should you need any information about the allocated areas, please Contact Us and we will be happy to assist in with any questions you may have.