dog and cat standing together

Registering your pet with the Council is compulsory and is a simple and cost-effective way to make sure your animal is returned to you if it ever strays. Your registration fees are used to provide essential animal control services. Under legislation introduced in 2007, all newly registered pets must be micro-chipped, which is another very good way of permanently identifying your pet.

All dogs and cats aged over three months must be registered with the Council by the 10th April each year. Pets must wear their registration tag at all times when off the owner's premises. Registration fee discounts apply (see the dog and cat registration fees pages) but you must produce proof before claiming these.