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For pet owners

There can be a lot 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

Eurobodalla Shire beaches and reserves where dogs are allowed.

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

Pets can be great fun and an important part of life. Find out about your responsibilities and laws that aim to protect your pet's health and safety.

Companion animal FAQs

Common questions about microchipping, registration, and what to do if you change your address or your pet passes away.

Local veterinary contacts

Addresses, contact details and website of some Eurobodalla veterinary surgeries.

Lost, found or impounded animals

What to do when you've lost or found a pet, and where the pound is.

Barking dogs

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

Cat ownership

Information about responsible cat ownership, preventing your cat from killing wildlife, keeping them confined at night, and frequently asked questions about cats.

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.

More information

Wherever possible, we prefer to share information with pet owners about their responsibilities rather than imposing fines.

These resources offer more information about your rights and responsibilities:

We can help you

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