Lost and found dogs
If you've lost or found a dog, please get in touch with us. You can also contact the SPCA, register with Pets on the Net or check out the Trade Me website.
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. We'll be contacting dog owners in Stokes Valley in mid-September.
An information session about Doggone and the trial will be held towards the end of September, date to be confirmed.
For more information, and if you’re interested in trialling Doggone go to: doggone.co.nz
Please be advised that due to maintenance reasons our animal services centre in Seaview will not be accepting any boarding dogs until further notice. For more information please get in touch with us.
We offer dog boarding services to all breeds in Rongotai for long or short term stays. Check our dog boarding fees
Each dog will have their own space and kennel and will be cared for by experienced staff. Please note that boarding spaces are limited.
We're not open on Sundays or public holidays: check our public holiday closures.
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
To make a booking at Moa Point, you can call 04 388 8213 or complete our online Dog boarding booking form.
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. Training equipment is available to purchase.
All dogs must be over six months old, be 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.
Sign up now for a Community Dog Training course.
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 pre school or primary school.