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Dogs 19 Nov 2021

Keep your dog happy when you're out

Heading out without your dog? Make sure your dog is happy and engaged while you’re away from home. Bored dogs are more likely to bark or chew things they shouldn’t.

Dogs 18 Oct 2021

More Auckland dog owners doing the right thing

Dog registration is up in Tāmaki Makaurau as Auckland Council releases its 2020/2021 Animal Management Annual Report.

Conservation 1 Oct 2021

Aspiring novice eager to find new role in pest detection

Biosecurity dog team welcome Watson

Dogs 24 Jun 2021

After a 'ruff' year, it’s time to register your precious pooch

Auckland Council is again reminding dog owners to show love for their dog by registering them early and taking advantage of the early-bird fee.

Dogs 19 Jan 2021

Popular pooch names in 2020

For a fifth year in a row, Bella has topped the list of most popular dog names on Auckland Council’s dog registration list and shows no sign of waning in popularity.

Beaches 18 Dec 2020

Dotterels turn around declining numbers, for now

The plucky northern New Zealand dotterel has seen a turnaround in fortune as numbers increase steadily in the region.

Summer 7 Dec 2020

Top beaches and reserves to walk your dog in this summer

With summer in full swing, it's time for you and your four-legged friend to get out and feel the sand under your paws.

Dogs 7 Dec 2020

Keeping your children safe around dogs

While most dogs love attention, sometimes it can get too much for them – especially when there are children around.

Dogs 1 Dec 2020

Longer fun in the sun for Auckland dog owners

Summer rules from 1 December mean dogs are only allowed at public hotspots, such as beaches and parks, before 10am and after 5pm.

Dogs 12 Nov 2020

Toxic sea slug warning for Auckland beachgoers

While the occurrence of toxic sea slugs on Tāmaki Makaurau beaches has been sporadic over the years, Auckland Council’s Alcohol and Environmental Health Manager Mervyn Chetty says people should remain vigilant.

Dogs 16 Oct 2020

Drop in dog attacks and barking complaints in Auckland

Dog attacks in Tāmaki Makaurau are dropping as Auckland Council’s Animal Management team continues to prioritise the safety of residents and visitors.

Dogs 18 Aug 2020

Kind act for kaumātua under lockdown

As essential service workers, Auckland Council Animal Management Officers are going above and beyond their normal duties as the COVID-19 lockdown continues.

Dogs 29 Jul 2020

Register your dog now and make the most of early payment discount

Auckland Council is reminding dog owners to take advantage of this year’s early payment registration option.

Transport 24 Jun 2020

Pets get final okay for travel on trains

Pets will now be allowed to travel on Auckland's trains following two trials and a survey of train customers.

Dogs 19 Jun 2020

Radio host is the talk of Manukau Animal Shelter

Jay-Jay Feeney doesn’t know if she’s flattered or offended after having a dog named after her.

Dogs 29 May 2020

De-sexing subsidy available for some owners of menacing dogs

Auckland Council is encouraging owners of menacing dogs to de-sex their animals and offers a subsidy for some.