Pets

Pets are an important part of the Toowoomba Region lifestyle. We provide advice to help you keep your dog and cats safe, steps to take if you lose your pet and information on barking dogs. Look for lost pets using our lost pets register.

Laws for animals can be found in Payments, self-service & laws > Laws & permits > Animal regulations.

Dog walking across grass
If your pet has gone missing, there are a number of things you can do to try and find your pet. Always make sure your pet wears a collar and tag with your contact number, is registered with your local Council and microchipped with up to date contact details. Five steps to find your pet:   1. Visit the online impoundment register, to see if your pet is currently at the Animal Management Centre. Open the impoundment register. Choose ...
Dog barking
Barking dogs can be annoying to neighbours and often the owner is unaware that the barking is causing a nuisance. Once a person is made aware that the issue is causing a nuisance to their neighbours, most of the time, they will take steps to fix the problem. Barking dogs can be a nuisance A dog that barks excessively can be annoying to your family and neighbours. If the dog's barking causes a ...
If your pet is attacked by a dog, you should contact council as soon as possible after the attack. You will need to provide information about the location, time and date of the attack, a description of the offending dog and, if possible, the address of the dog’s owner. If the dog bit you, visit a doctor as soon as possible for appropriate treatment. A written statement from your doctor regarding your injuries ...
The Toowoomba region aims to be a dog-friendly region, whilst also ensuring the wellbeing of our community and our animals. As a dog owner, it is important you understand your obligations and responsibilities that apply to keeping dogs in our region. The owner and/or keeper of an animal is responsible for that animal. If the owner is under 18 years old, then that person's parents or guardian are responsible for the dog and are considered ...
Highly adaptable and flexible, cats fit into domestic life easily. They are predators by nature and will go looking for mates, defend territory and hunt wildlife, particularly during the dusk to dawn period. It is during this time that your cat is most active and vulnerable if outside. The following tips will help you protect your cat, minimise any potential disruption to the community and impact on the surrounding environment. ...
Dogs staying at a property for a period less than seven days where they are not normally kept, may be temporarily permitted if they are currently registered with another council within Australia. Incidents where this may occur include visiting family and friends who bring their dog for the visit, or looking after a dog for a short period of time for a friend or family member.  ...
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