Dog and cat registration due now
A reminder to South Australian dog and cat owners that all council pet registrations are now past due for the 2019/20 registration period.
Pet owners can now simply register or renew their dog or cat’s registration on the internet with the new Dogs and Cats Online website, which launched on 1 July 2018.
Dogs and Cats Online is a centralised database, combining South Australia’s 68 council databases into a one-stop shop to manage the state’s pet registration, microchip details as well as breeder and seller information.
Registered owners can use their email address and password to log into the system and:
Renew existing registrations as well as add new dogs and cats to the system
Transfer ownership of dogs/cats they have sold or given away
Update their personal details or any their animal(s) details
Owners that have not registered as DACO users, can use the renewal code from their notification to renew online.
Reminder: All dogs registered receive a once-off registration number printed on a plastic grey tag – this must accompany a dog when/if they are sold or given away to a new owner. If you have recently been given or purchased a dog and you have not received their grey registration disc you can contact council to order a replacement or obtain your own metal disc clearly indicating your dog’s registration number.
The Dog and Cat Management Board also reminds pet owners that all South Australian dog and cat microchip information is required by law to be entered correctly in Dogs and Cats Online. Cat registration fees may apply to cats kept in the councils that have cat registration in their by-laws.
By The Act, it is the responsibility of dog and cat owners to keep their details up to date – regardless of whether your council has a cat registration by-law. Keeping details up to date is free.
Any dog (and depending on council by-law cat) registrations that have not been renewed by 31 August 2019 may incur a late fee and/or an expiation by council.