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For pet owners

There can be alot of joy in owning a pet, however, there are also responsibilities to consider when caring for your pet. This page contains information about pet registration, microchipping and tips for choosing a pet to suit your home and family. There is also information about lost and found animals, how to manage your dog's barking, keeping chickens in your backyard, and what you can do if you are impacted by someone else's pet.

Dogs on beaches and exercise areas

Find information about Eurobodalla Shire's dog-friendly beaches and maps of where you can exercise your dog.

Dog exercise area review

Council's Companion Animal Management Plan 2015-2019 is currently being reviewed, which includes dog exercise areas on Council-managed beaches and some reserves.

Registration and microchipping

Microchipping and registration is required by law and enables the return of stray animals to their owner. Companion animals need to be microchipped by 12 weeks of age.

Owning a pet

Owning a pet can be great fun - it brings many rewards and pets can be a very important part of life. There are various laws that aim to protect your pet's health and safety.

Companion animal FAQs

Frequently asked questions about companion animals, including microchipping, whether lifetime registration is required and the fees involved, and how to register your cat or dog.

Draft Companion Animal Management Plan 2018

The plan aims to encourage responsible pet ownership and management of pets to the benefit of pets, the pet owner, the broader community and the environment.

Local veterinary contacts

Here you will find the address, contact and website details of some local veterinary surgeries in Eurobodalla Shire.

Lost, found or impounded animals

Missing a cat or dog? What do you do, who do you contact and where is the pound located? Here you will also find information about what to do if you find a stray cat or dog.

Barking dogs

As a dog owner, you are responsible to ensure your dog does not create a nuisance by barking. Here you will also find information about why dogs bark.

Cat ownership

Information about responsible cat ownership, including preventing your cat from wandering and keeping him/her confined at night, frequently asked questions and answers about cats, and the Eurobodalla CatBib Program.

More information

We prefer to share information with pet owners about your responsibilities rather than imposing fines. You can find out about your rights and responsibilities as a pet owner below:

We can help you

If you have any questions about animals or feedback to improve this information, please phone Council's Rangers: