The preferred owner scheme offers a reduced dog registration fee to people who qualify as responsible dog owners.
You have to meet all criteria to qualify for preferred owner status:
Complete the application form below and return it to our customer service centre on the Square along with the $60 application fee. Please note, you don't need to reapply each year – you remain a preferred owner as long as you continue to meet the criteria.
Preferred owner application form(PDF, 86KB)
Our animal control team will review your application. If you qualify, we'll then inspect your property to ensure your dog has adequate shelter, access to fresh clean drinking water and so on. You won't necessarily have to be home for this.
We'll contact you to confirm whether or not your application is successful.
If successful, we'll reward you with a reduced dog registration fee next year and in successive years.
You remain a preferred owner as long as you continue to meet the criteria. If you shift, please let us know within 14 days of moving. We'll need to inspect your new property.