If you are the keeper of a dog that is more than 12 weeks old, the Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008 requires that the dog must be registered with the local authority as well as being microchipped.
To reduce the amount of plastic, Douglas Shire Council has introduced lifetime tags. You will still pay annually for your pets registration however the red tag you receive with your dogs registration will remain with your dog for life.
If you lose your dogs tag and require a new one please contact council on 4099 9444 to arrange a free replacement tag.
Registration is free for puppies aged six months or less. This allows you time to desex your pet and provide Council with a Sterilisation certificate for the following year for a discount on registration.
Registering your dog helps Council reunite you with your pet if it is impounded, or to notify you in case of an accident.
Council offers a range of discounts to residents including pension concession and for de-sexed dogs.