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For pet owners

There can be a lot in 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, 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

Information about Eurobodalla beaches where dogs are allowed.

Dog exercise area review

In 2018, Council is reviewing the Companion Animal Management Plan 2015-2019, 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 animals to their owner.

Owning a pet

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

Companion animals FAQs

Frequently asked questions about companion animals

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.

Local veterinary contacts

List of Local Veterinary contacts in Eurobodalla.

Lost, found or impounded animals

Missing cat or dog? What do you do, who do you contact and where is the Pound?

Lost, found or impounded animals

Barking dogs

BArking dogs

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

Barking dogs

Cat ownership

Cat ownership

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

Cat ownership


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 phone Council's Rangers: