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Selected Owner / Multi Dog

Council rewards owners who provide better care for and control of their dogs. Selected owner status aims to provide an incentive within the registration fee structure that promotes responsible dog ownership.

Applications for Selected Ownership Status received after 1 June will not come into effect until the following registration year.

A reduced fee applies to neutered or spayed dogs, working dogs and dogs belonging to selected owners.

The fee structure rewards dog owners who:

  • Adequately fence their section
  • Neuter or spay their dog
  • Have a good record of dog ownership
  • Register their dog before the due date
  • Care for their dogs properly, e.g. provide them with a secure yard and a kennel that is weatherproof, of sufficient size, clean, and sanitary

Selected Owner Application (705KB pdf)

Approved applicants who have not registered their dog(s) by 1 August in any registration year, or have on going complaints will have their Selected Ownership approval revoked.

Permission to Keep More Than Two Dogs

The Dog Control Bylaw restricts the number of dogs permitted on properties in the urban area (i.e. zoned Residential or Village in the Manawatu District Plan). If you wish to keep more than two dogs on a property in the urban area, you will need to apply for a multiple-dog permit.

Approved applicants who have not registered their dog(s) by 1 August in any registration year, or have on going complaints will have their approval revoked.

Multi Dog Permit Application (705KB pdf)