Dog owners have a responsibility to ensure their dogs do not impact adversely on the community. Find out information relating to wandering dogs, barking dogs, dog attacks and dog fouling in the City of Stirling.
Stray and lost dogs
Your dog should never be allowed to wander as it could cause a nuisance in the community. Roaming dogs may attack people, wildlife or other animals. They are also at risk of being hit by a car or causing a car accident. The best way to stop your dog wandering is to keep it in a safe environment, with secure fences and gates and where it has a comfortable bed with protection from the sun, rain and wind.
If you find a stray dog, try to confine it in your back yard or garage and call a Ranger on (08) 9205 8555.
If your dog is lost contact the City of Stirling’s Animal Care Facility.
Barking, whimpering, howling, whining, yelping and moaning are sounds made by dogs for communication. However, excessive noise can be a real nuisance, especially for neighbours.
More information for owners and neighbours is available by downloading the information sheets below:
Fact Sheet - Got a Dog Noise Problem
Fact Sheet - Why Do Dogs Bark
The City of Stirling treats dog attacks very seriously as they can cause severe injury. A court can order a dog to be destroyed if, without provocation or reasonable cause, it has bitten someone.
The penalties for owners whose dogs attack others are harsh - you are responsible for your dog's behaviour. To reduce the chance of a dog attack:
• Always keep your dog under control
• Always supervise children around dogs and keep them away from dogs when they are sleeping, eating or with their puppies and
• Educate your children on safe behaviour around dogs.
If you are involved in a dog attack seek the appropriate veterinary/medical assistance, then contact the City immediately via email or by phone on (08) 9205 8555.
Please ensure you do the right thing to keep our environment a pleasant place for everyone to enjoy and pick up after your dog.
Under the City's Local Laws , owners of dogs must take responsibility for removal and disposal of dog excreta.
All dog parks and reserves have specially designated bins and pooch-pouch provisions for your convenience.
If you would like more information, contact the City's Community Safety section via email or by phone on (08) 9205 8555.