There are currently more than 470 unregistered dogs in the Shire of Dardanup with renewals due on November 1 every year.
That means hundreds of dog owners are risking a $200 fine under the Dog Act if one of our Shire Rangers happens to come across their pet while you’re out walking, they escape their yard or a complaint is made.
Registration of dogs from three months old with your local government is compulsory under the Dog Act 1976 and starts at just $20 for one-year registration of a sterilised dog.
Dog owners can now complete payments for pet registrations online via our website here.
Registering your dog with your local council means:
- Positive identification of your dog;
- Reuniting lost or injured dogs with their owners;
- Investigation and resolution of dog problems; and
- Encouraging de-sexing of dogs through discounted registration fees.
If our Rangers discover a dog that is unregistered, under the Dog Act they have the authority to be able to issue a $200 infringement on the spot.
If you would like more information about responsible dog ownership, visit this dedicated page of our website.