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Owning a pet

Owning a pet can be great fun. It brings many rewards and pets can be a very important part of life. However, ownership also means responsibility. There are numerous laws that aim to protect your pet's health and safety, and help to protect the rights of other people and the environment.

A barking dog

Barking dogs

Barking is one of the ways in which dogs communicate. Why do dogs bark and how do you manage them in different situations?

Dangerous or menacing dogs

Dangerous or menacing dogs

Dangerous or menacing dogs: the requirements for owners of declared dangerous or menacing dogs, and possible penalties.

Lost, found or impounded animals

Lost, found or impounded animals

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

Information about choosing a pet

Choosing a pet

Choosing a pet is a big decision - consider your lifestyle, property, children and the associated costs.

Information about responsible pet ownership

Responsible pet ownership

Pet owners are responsible for their animals' wellbeing and the impact their pet has on the community and environment.

Information about desexing your pet

Desexing your pet

Information about desexing your pet: the requirements, benefits, advantages, what is involved in desexing and the common myths.

Information about cat ownership

Cat ownership

Responsible cat ownership: preventing your cat from wandering, confining your cat at night and frequently asked questions.