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Multiple Dog Registration

The Shire's Multiple Dog Policy ensures alignment with the Shire's Dog Local Law 2011, section 3.2(2) which allows for:

(a)  2 dogs over the age of 3 months and the young of those dogs under that age if the premises are situated within a townsite, small rural holding, rural retreat or rural residential; or

(b)  3 dogs over the age of 3 months and the young of those dogs under that age if the premises are situated outside a townsite, small rural holding, rural retreat or rural residential.

Residents wishing to apply to register additional dogs are to submitted to the Shire an "Application for Limitations of Number of Dogs" form and enclose the additional dog application fee (which is non-refundable) and is available on the Shire's website under Dog Registrations.


Policy 10.7 Multiple Dog
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Determining an application

In determining the application the following procedures will need to be undertaken by the Shire's Rangers:

  1. All adjoining and adjacent landowners are to be notified in writing for the opportunity to make comment to support or object to the application within a period of twenty-one (21) days from the date of the letter.
  2. The Council Ranger to attend the property and undertake a complete dog welfare assessment, a fencing assessment and a report prepared by the investigating officer of his findings.
  3. The Council Ranger try to make reasonable attempts to contact and interview any landowners who have made comments to ascertain their objections are justified and of a reasonable nature.

The Shire's Chief Executive Officer has delegated authority on additional dog applications, however if an application has significant issues with neighbouring properties a report will be prepared for Council's decision.

All applications for additional dogs will be responded to in accordance with the Shire's Communications Policy.


Policy 1.8 Communications
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For further information about multiple dogs please contact the Shire's Rangers on 9576 4600 or via email chatter@chittering.wa.gov.au.

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