Strive to be a Selected Owner
Kia aro ki te rangatira motuhake
We like to reward good dog owners in South Taranaki! If you have been at a well-fenced property for at least two years with a well-behaved animal (that you have owned for at least 2 years) in an urban area you might be eligible to be granted Selected Owner Status. Selected Owners benefit through receiving a discount in annual dog registration fees.
Applying for Selected Owner Status
Fill out an application form and drop it off to the Hāwera Administration Building or your local LibraryPlus. An Animal Management Officer will be in touch to arrange an inspection where they will meet you at your property to:
- Meet the dog/s
- Ensure they’re being looked after – clean, happy, well fed, watered and that their vaccinations and worming are all up-to-date
- Inspect the fences
If accepted, your Selected Owner Policy covers you for the life time of your pet. There are a few ways it can be revoked
- Not paying your annual dog registration fees in full before 1 August each year
- Getting complaints
If you want to know more, please call Council’s Regulatory Services on 0800 111 323.