Pet ownership

Pet owners are responsible for making sure that their pets remain healthy, well-socialised and safe, and that their needs are balanced with those of the wider community.

Transfer of pet ownership

If you sell your dog or give your dog to another person, you will need to fill out the form below and send it into the City of Stirling so we can update your dog's records.

There are no fees associated with transferring ownership.

Transferring pet ownership application

Ownership of two or more dogs

If you intend to own more than two dogs aged over three months, you will must apply for a permit. You’ll also need approval from all surrounding neighbours and pay a property inspection fee when you submit your application. For more information, please phone our Contact Centre.

Application for two or more dogs

  • Dog owners must ensure their dog(s):

    • Wears a collar and registration tag when in a public place
    • Is kept in an adequately fenced area with a self-closing gate
    • Can be confined to the property where it lives
    • Is under the control of a competent person, on a maximum two-metre lead, when in a public place
    • Is exercised off a leash in designated areas only, with the person in control carrying a leash to ensure the dog can be restrained if required
    • Is registered in one person’s name, who must be over the age of 18.
  • Cat owners must ensure their cat(s):

    • Wears a collar and registration tag when in a public place
    • Has been vaccinated, sterilised and microchipped
    • Is confined to the property where it lives, particularly at night
    • Is registered in one person’s name, who must be over the age of 18
    • Has a sleeping area with food, water and a litter tray
    • Does not enter cat-prohibited areas or fauna-protected buffer zones. For more information, see cat-prohibited areas.
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Transfer of pet registrations

Under the Dog Act 1976 and the Cat Act 2011, local governments are unable to transfer pet registrations until the appropriate form has been completed by both parties, prior to the City transferring the registration. 

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Document nameDownloadable files
Cat Registration Form 2018386.2KB (PDF)
Dog Registration Form 201890.5KB (PDF)