Lost and found dogs
If you've lost or found a dog, please get in touch with us. You can also contact the SPCA, use the Lost Pet NZ website or check out Trade Me.
Doggone technology to be trialled in Stokes Valley
Hutt City Council is delighted to be one of two Councils in New Zealand trialling Doggone technology. Doggone is a new and innovative dog tag and app developed to quickly and safely reunite lost dogs with their owners. We’re holding a free three month trial in the Stokes Valley area from October to December 2018. For more information, go to the Doggone website.
We offer dog boarding services to all breeds at our Seaview and Moa Point for long or short term stays. Each dog gets their own space and kennel and is cared for by experienced staff. Please note that boarding spaces are limited.
We're closed on Sundays and public holidays. If you'd like to use our dog boarding services you'll need to arrange drop off and pick up around these dates.
You can make a booking at either location by completing our online dog boarding booking form, calling Moa Point on 04 388 8213 or Seaview on 04 570 6666.
General information and requirements
- Your dogs need to be registered with a territorial authority
- You need proof of double vaccination for kennel cough (intra nasal and injection)
- Housing dogs together is possible depending on space
- We don't socialise dogs in groups, each dog is kept separate during their stay
- Day boarding is available
- You're welcome to come view our premises
- For pricing information, check out our dog boarding fees.
For more information and advice on euthanasia, please get in touch with us.
We run free classes from 3pm to 5pm and there is a maximum of 10 per class. YOu can also purchase training equipment.
Sign up now for a Community Dog Training course.
All dogs must be: over six months old, registered with Hutt City Council, vaccinated and microchipped.
The classes include:
- Leadership and pack mentality
- Meet and greet visitors
- Access ways, doors and gates
- Structures and boundaries
- The walk
- Sit and stay recall exercises
- Jumping up
- Calming your dog
- Safety around children
- Obligations of dog owners
- Dog socialisation
For other training courses, you can also contact the Avalon Canine Obedience Club on 04 565 1258 or the Wainuiomata Allbreeds Canine Obedience Club on 04 564 5227.
Exercising your dog
If you're taking your dog out in public it’s your responsibility to clean up after it. If you're in a public place, your dog needs to be on a lead.
If you're in a designated dog exercise area, your dog doesn’t need to be on a lead. It does need to be under control and you are required to carry a leash.
View the dog exercise areas to find out where you can and can't exercise your dog.
Safety around dogs
Our education officers talk to groups such as Police, postal services and community groups on keeping safe when dogs are around. Organisations can book into our Workplace dog bite prevention programme online.
Dog safety for children
We also visit schools, playcentres, kindergartens and school holiday programmes to teach children about how to keep themselves safe around dogs. We can bring a dog into the classroom so that children can practise safe handling.
Book online now for our dog safety education programme for preschool or primary school.