Dog problems and complaints
If your neighbour has an unregistered or out of control dog, contact your local council.
Animal welfare and problem dogs
If you suspect a dog is being mistreated by its owner, contact your local SPCA office.
Councils are responsible for registering dogs and controlling aggressive or annoying dogs. Includes contact details for dog units in local councils.
What to do about wandering dogs, cats that use your garden and dog neglect.
A microchip links a dog to its owner. It also identifies dogs that have been classified as dangerous or menacing.
These dog breeds are currently banned in NZ and can't be imported:
- American Pit Bull Terrier
- Dogo Argentino
- Brazilian Fila
- Japanese Tosa
- Perro de Presa Canario.