Dog and Stock Control

  • Taz the dog
  • Zoey & Sooti
  • Lab at river
  • Goofy the dog
  • Brawny

Animal Control

Westland District Council is responsible for dog and stock control in the Westland Region. Our officers are available seven days a week, including after-hours, for dog and stock control issues.

For lost dogs, dog control and stock control issues, phone the Council on 03 756 9010 or 0800 474 834. After hours and at weekends please call the Council on the number above and follow the instructions to forward your call to Dog Control.

If your dog goes missing call the Council as soon as possible. This will minimise likelihood that your dog will be impounded. Where possible lost dogs that are taken to the pound will be advertised on the Council’s Facebook page.

Dog Control

As a dog owner, you have responsibilities under the Westland District Council Dog Control Bylaw and Dog Control Policy, including registering your dog, maintaining control of your dog, and adhering to the on-leash areas, among other things.

These documents can be downloaded below or collected from the Council office.

Stock Control

For the most part stock and other animals are well contained and well cared for in the Westland District. As a largely rural district wandering stock and other animals can impact the safety of our roads. If you have concerns about stock or animals wandering or obstructing a road, or otherwise causing a nuisance, please contact the Council as soon as possible on 03 756 9010 or 0800 474 834.


Information on how to register your dog.
Information on dog ownership, and our free neutering scheme.
Information on microchipping your dog.