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Dog Registrations

All dogs aged three months or over must be registered. This is to make sure we can easily identify your dog if it is found wandering or lost. 

New owners have 14 days to register their dog once they become responsible for the dog and must also ensure the dog is wearing a current registration disc if it leaves the property. Dog registrations are due from 1 July and must be renewed by 31 August each year and our fees for 2017/18 can be found here

For information on these responsibilities click here to view the Dog Owners Handbook , a link from the Good Dog SA website.

For more information on dog limits and specifications for the Wakefield Regional Council district, please view the Council By-Law. If for any reason you wish to apply for an exemption for the By-Law, you will need to submit a By-Law Exemption Form  to the Council office.

You can also view our Animal Management Plan 2017-2022(216 kb) which aims to promote responsible ownership of dogs and cats, animal welfare and the benefits of animal companionship.

Barking Dogs

Dogs make wonderful pets and companions for people of all ages. But what do you do if your dog is becoming a nuisance to your neighbours due to excessive barking? 

Dog barking is one of the most commonly reported problems to Council. Barking is a perfectly natural and common behavior in dogs. However, excessive, prolonged or repetitive barking is an issue that needs to be addressed.

As a dog owner you are responsible for making sure your dog’s barking does not become a problem. It is your responsibility to take control of the well-being of your dog, including its physical and mental well-being.

For more information about barking dogs click here to view the Good Dog SA Barking Information Sheet. For more information about owning a dog, visit the Dog and Cat Management Board website on http://www.dogandcatboard.com.au/