Dog owners - have you gone green yet?

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Time is running out to register your dog with its new green tag before July 1. 

With just one week until the red 2021/22 tags expire, Western Bay of Plenty District Council wants to see all the cute pooches around the District sporting their 2022/23 green tags.

 Council’s Animal Services Team Leader Dan Barnes says a total of 4103 dogs have already been registered, leaving 59 per cent still to go.

 “Thanks to all the dog owners who have already done their registrations – it’s great to see people getting in early,” says Dan.

 “But there are still quite a few to go, so if you haven’t done yours yet, the easiest way is online – just head to”

 All dogs must be registered under the Dog Control Act by the end of June each year, and a late penalty fee applies after 1 August, so it pays to do it on time.

 “Once you’ve received your green tag, make sure you enter our photo competition to have a shot at winning a pooch pamper pack.

 “Go get some fresh air, take a photo of your pooch enjoying the green of nature in one of our dog-friendly Western Bay spaces and post it on our Facebook or Instagram using #dogsofthewesternbay. Entries close Friday, July 8.

“We’ll then choose our top four photos and put it out to the public to vote for the winner in mid-July. We can’t wait to see all your awesome photos!”

The fees collected from dog registrations support our Animal Services Team to provide the best care, support and activities for our dog loving community.

Information on fees and how they apply to different dogs (de-sexed, unneutered, dangerous, working and assistance dogs etc.) is available on Council’s website. There is no increase to registration fees this year.

For any queries, please contact Council’s customer services team on 0800 926 732 or email

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