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More than Two Dogs

In Tauranga there is a limit on the number of dogs that can be kept by any owner.

No occupier of premises other than areas zoned rural can keep more than two dogs over the age of three months at any one time, unless that person holds a licence from Council to do so.

Upon written application Council may grant a licence subject to some terms and conditions.

Your kennel licence will be issued for a specific address and include the maximum number of dogs that can be kept by that person.

No fee applies for a kennel licence however, each dog must be registered.

Registration and history will be checked to ascertain whether or not the applicant qualifies for a kennel licence.

The Officer will do a property inspection.

To qualify for a kennel licence:

  • Your dogs have not been impounded within the previous two years. 
     
  • There have been no justified complaints received by Animal Services regarding the control of any dogs in your care. 
     
  • You have not been convicted of an offence in relation to the control of dogs. 
     
  • Your dogs remain registered in accordance with the Dog Control Act 1996. 
     
  • The kennels or place of confinement must be kept in a clean and sanitary condition. 
     
  • You have not been issued with and paid / ordered to pay, an infringement notice. 
     
  • The licence is not used for the purpose of operating a business.

Legislation

6.1 Where a dog kennel or place of confinement for any dog is closer than 2 meters from the boundary of any land and is causing a nuisance, Council may require the relocation of the dog kennel or place of confinement.

7.1 No occupier of premises other than areas zoned rural shall keep more than two dogs over the age of three months at any one time unless that person holds a licence from the Council to do so.

7.2 Upon written application the Council may grant such licence subject to such terms, conditions and restrictions as Council considers necessary or desirable in any particular case.


Last Reviewed: 15/11/2016