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For pet owners

There can be much joy in owning a pet, however there are also responsibilities to consider when caring and looking after 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 what to do if your animal is lost or if you find an animal, how to manage your dog's barking, the keeping of chickens in your backyard, and what you can do if you are impacted by someone else's pet.

Keeping of chickens

Information about keeping chickens in the backyard and what to do if you experience health or noise relates issues.

Keeping of chickens

    Cat ownership

Information about responsible cat ownership - preventing your cat from wandering and keeping him/her confined at night.

Cat ownership

    Barking dogs

    Why dogs bark and how to manage them in different situations.

    Barking dogs

Dogs on beaches and exercise areas

Information about Eurobodalla beaches where dogs are allowed.

Owning a pet

Owning a pet can be great fun. It brings many rewards and pets can be a very important part of life.

Registration and microchipping

Microchipping and Registration is required by law and enables the return of animals to their owner.

Companion Animal Management Plan

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.

Companion animals FAQs

Frequently asked questions about companion animals

Local veterinary contacts

List of Local Veterinary contacts in Eurobodalla.


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

Useful links

We can help you

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