Council is now trialling a number of new off-leash dog exercise areas.
Visit the dog exercise areas page for more information.
The Companion Animal Information Stand moves around local parks on a regular basis. The stand offers a variety of companion animal related information, services and free giveaways such as:
The Companion Animal Information Stand will next be at: to be announced
* Documents needed to lifetime register your pet:
Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world. More than 8 out of 10 Australians have owned a pet at some stage of their lives and almost two thirds of Australian households currently own pets.
'Research has shown that pets provide owners with both psychological and physiological benefits and the majority of these owners are healthier than those without pets.' – The Power of Pets, Australian Companion Animal Council, 2009
The Australian Companion Animal Council Incorporated is a non profit organisation. It is the leader and voice for the pet care industry on the benefits of socially responsible pet ownership in the Australian community. Visit their website for more information on the benefits of companion animal ownership.
Introduced by the NSW State Government in 1998, The Companion Animals Act 1998 (the Act) and the Companion Animals Regulation 2008 (the regulation), are to provide for the effective and responsible care and management of companion animals. A companion animal is currently defined under the Act as a Dog or Cat.
The Companion Animals Act 1998 and the Companion Animals Regulation 2008 replaces the Dog Act 1966 and provides legislation for the identification and registration of companion animals and for the duties and responsibilities of their owners.
The Act and the regulation came about in response to community expectations about the role and place of dogs and cats in society. The new State Government approach to companion animal management has provided Council with an opportunity to develop a strategic response to managing pets in our community. In response to this, on 6 September 2005, a Companion Animal Management Plan was adopted by Council to address the community's needs regarding the responsible management of companion animals in the area.
Join the Inner West Pets Facebook group to find regular information on responsible pet ownership, as well as general pet related information for pet owners, prospective pet owners and the general public in the inner west.
The Petcare Information and Advisory Service has produced a guide called Pets in the City. This guide helps people decide whether they should have a pet, what the most suitable pet may be and how to enjoy life with a pet. It is for both potential pet owners and for those who already own a pet. Visit www.petsinthecity.net.au to access the guide.
We are Family is a guide to nurturing the child-pet relationship from pregnancy to preschool. The guide is available here.
Tag Me, I'm Yours is a program developed by Inner West Council to help lost pets find their way home. The program is jointly funded by Inner West Council and the NSW Office of Local Government Responsible Pet Ownership grant program.
Visit this page for more information and to order your free engraved pet tag. Conditions apply.
For more information please visit one of the following sub-sections: