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If you’re a dog owner or walker, it’s good to know the risks that you might come across in our region’s outdoor spaces, and how you can prepare for them. Even the most well trained dog is likely to scavenge, or could eat something that might harm them.

We take risks to dogs very seriously, so we have put together some tips and resources you can use to keep your dog safe in our region’s parks, reserves and waterways.

For information on dog owner responsibilities, public exercise spaces, lost and impounded dogs, and reporting dog attacks, please contact your local council.

Find your local council’s details.


Read our advice on keeping their dogs safe during, and following, any 1080 operations in the Greater Wellington Region.

Read our information on how to spot toxic algae, and keeping your dog safe.

Updated November 3, 2022 at 11:34 AM

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