Living with pets in the city

Our services and policies ensure that pets remain healthy, well-socialised and safe, and that their needs are balanced with those of the wider community.

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Takeaways

  • At the City of Sydney, we know that furry friends can bring joy and companionship to many of our residents.Our services and policies ensure that pets remain healthy, well-socialised and safe, and that their needs are balanced with those of the wider community.
  • We encourage owners to be responsible for their pets. The pet you take home not only requires love and attention, but also needs food, exercise, grooming and health care.
  • Our companion animals policy outlines your responsibilities as a pet owner.
  • Pet owners are responsible for controlling their pets in the local neighbourhood and public places, as outlined in the NSW Companion Animals Act .
  • Dogs also need training to learn basic commands and to understand what you require of them. 
  • Owners should also learn about how dogs behave and children should be taught how to stay safe around dogs. All dogs need regular exercise and we provide off-leash areas for dogs to exercise.
  • Your dog should also be microchipped, desexed and registered.