information sheet | application for preferred owner status
Information Sheet
Application for preferred owner status
Dog registration – due annually in July
All dogs must be registered by three months of age.
It is a legal requirement to update your local council in writing
of any deaths, sales or transfers to or from your ownership
(including pups born to your dog/s), or if your dog has
been lost.
Dog exercise areas
Guidelines on where you can exercise your dog can be found
in Tararua District Council’s ‘Dog Owners Handbook’. These
are available from all of Council’s service centres, or on our
website: www.tararuadc.govt.nz.
Recommended kenneling and run sizes
Animal housing areas, whether for single or group housing,
must provide at least enough space for each animal held to
feed, sleep, sit, stand, lie with limbs extended, stretch and
move about.
The kennel box is to be of sufcient size to allow the dog
adequate shelter from the elements and space to turn around.
The run area allows the dog to defecate and urinate in a
separate area and allows the dog suitable space to exercise.
See guidance table below.
Dog size Kennel Run/exercise area
Minimum
fence height
Small dogs (less than 7kg,
e.g. toy breeds)
500mm x 500mm, plus
run: 600mm x 1m
3m x 2m for one dog (add 1m each way for
each additional dog allowed to exercise in
that area).
1m
Medium dogs (7-20kg, e.g.
Cocker spaniels, Shetland
sheepdogs)
600mm x 700mm, plus
run: 800mm x 1m
3m x 3m for one dog (add 1m each way for
each additional dog allowed to exercise in
that area).
1.6m
Large dogs (20-40kg, e.g.
Labradors, Dobermans)
800mm x 800mm, plus run:
1m x 800mm
4m x 4m for one dog (add 1m each way for
each additional dog allowed to exercise in
that area).
1.6m
Extra large dogs (>40kg, e.g.
Great Danes, St Bernards)
1.2m x 1.2m, plus run: 1.2m
x 2.4m
5m x 5m for one dog (add 1m each way for
each additional dog allowed to exercise in
that area).
1.6m
You may be eligible for reduced dog registration costs.
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Opening hours and contact details
Animal Centre
The Animal Centre houses the Dannevirke Pound, and is
located on Easton Street, Dannevirke.
Pound opening hours: by arrangement, 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Please contact 06 374 4080.
Tararua District Council
Email: info@tararuadc.govt.nz
Dannevirke Service Centre
26 Gordon Street, Dannevirke
PO Box 115, Dannevirke 4942
Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Phone: 06 374 4080 (24 hours) | Fax: 06 374 4137
Woodville Service Centre & Library
45 Vogel Street, Woodville
Phone: 06 376 0200 (24 hours) | Fax: 07 386 8449
Pahiatua Service Centre
136 Main Street, Pahiatua
Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm
Phone: 06 376 0110 (24 hours) | Fax: 06 376 0113
Eketahuna Service Centre & Library
31 Main Street, Eketahuna
Monday-Friday 10:30am to 12:30pm & 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Phone: 06 376 0219 (24 hours) | Fax: 06 376 8181
Application for preferred owner status
Please read this first
This form will be scanned by electronic equipment. It is important that you:
use a blue or black pen to complete this form; and
print clearly.
Office use only
NAR Date received
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tararua district council 26 gordon street po box 115 dannevirke 4942 06 374 4080 info@tararuadc.govt.nz
Dog owner details (Please print in CAPITALS)
Title: Mr Mrs Miss Ms
First names
Surname
Residential address
Town
Postal address
Town Postcode
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Home phone number Work phone number Mobile phone number
Email
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Owner’s date of birth
Details of dog(s)
Dog name Breed Colour Sex Age Tag No. Dog ID
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The following may only be completed if you have a permit to keep more than two domestic dogs.
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Compulsory criteria
The preferred owner status acknowledges exemplary dog owners by offering reduced registration fees. This classication is subject
to the completion of this form and demonstration that the following criteria are met:
1
. Adequate housing for the dogs. (Tick one)
Fencing/Containment
Dog is contained in a manner so that it is unable to freely leave the property. This may include a securely fenced area
that is suitable to contain the size and breed type of the dog. Preferably there is access to at least one door to the
dwelling/premises without having to enter the area where the dog is kept. The dog must also have adequate shelter
(see suggested kennel/run sizes on the Preferred Owner Application Information Sheet).
Inside dog
Dog that is kept predominantly inside.
2
. No impounding, infringements, justied complaints, or late registration payments/penalties within the last two years.
3. Existing dog numbers comply with Tararua District Council Bylaws. (A permit is required if you keep three or more dogs on a
property less than one hectare.)
4
. All dogs owned or kept by you must have a current registration at all times and comply with microchipping requirements.
Any breaches of these criteria may result in cancellation of your preferred owner
classication.
Signature
By applying for preferred owner status you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:
Tararua District Council must be notied of any change in ownership, address, or location of your dog(s). Depending on
criteria you’ve previously met for the preferred owner status, you may require an additional property visit.
The Council reserves the right to decline or cancel any preferred owner application/classication and, in doing so, shall
conrm the reasons for the refusal/cancellation in writing.
Your dog must be registered for at least a year before you are eligible to apply for preferred owner status.
Applications for preferred owner status must be made after the second week of August, and before the last Friday in April,
to be eligible for the reduced fee for the following registration year.
All approvals are subject to a satisfactory property inspection and administrative checks.
All dog(s) owned or kept by you must be kept under proper control at all times.
Registration fees for each year are due annually between 1 July and 31 July. Payment of registration fees made after 31 July
may result in the cancellation of the preferred owner classication, and you will be unable to reapply for one full registration
year following.
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Signature of applicant Date
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Cancellation of preferred owner status
Cancellation of the preferred owner status may occur in the following situations:
If the owner is convicted of an offence under the Dog Control Act 1996 or the Animal Welfare Act 1999, the owner will never
be permitted to obtain the preferred owner status for any dog.
If the owner is issued with an infringement notice for any dog under the Dog Control Act 1996, the owner will lose the
preferred owner status for all dogs immediately and will not be reinstated until reapplication the following full registration
year.
If any dog in the care of the owner is impounded, the owner may lose the preferred owner status for all dogs immediately
and will not be reinstated until reapplication the following full registration year upon application and approval.
If an owner has one substantiated complaint, the owner may lose the preferred owner status for all dogs immediately and
will not be reinstated until reapplication the following full registration year.
If the owner fails to pay dog registration fees by 1 August, all dogs may lose the preferred owner status and will not be
reinstated until the following full registration year after the registration payment is made by 31 July. Cancellation is effective
from 1 August annually.
Failure to notify Council in writing within 14 days of any deaths, sales, or transfer of dogs to or from your ownership, or
changes of residential address.
At any other time where an animal control ofcer deems there has been a breach of the Dog Control Act 1996, preferred
owner status may by cancelled.
Office use only
Admin check
Dog(s) currently registered: Yes No
Justied complaint in the last 2 years: Yes No
Prosecution/Infringements: Yes No
Impounding: Yes No
Permit for three or more dogs Yes No
Dog microchipped if rst registered after 1 July 2006: Yes No
Valid Application?
Yes No
Property check
Date of property inspection
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Adequate fencing: Pass Fail
Suitable kennelling: Pass Fail
Water available: Pass Fail
Preferred owner status granting
Approved Declined
Reason declined:
Approved/Decline letter sent:
Authority records updated:
Sent to Records for scanning:
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Dog Control Ofcer Date
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