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Attention Dog and Cat Breeders

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Important De-Sexing Message

All dogs and cats born after 1 July 2018 must be de-sexed by six months of age, unless exempt.

Exceptions for De-Sexing

  • The breeding animal’s owner is registered as a breeder on Dogs and Cats Online.
  • The animal’s owner is a member of Dogs SA, FASA, Cat Fancy SA.
  • The animal is a registered racing greyhound with Greyhound Racing SA.
  • The animal is a working dog.
  • The vet has exempted the animal for health reasons.

Once paid, breeder registration remains valid until 30 June each year. When breeder registrations expire, mandatory desexing laws may apply.

Visit: dogandcatboard.com.au/new-laws-desexing

Important Breeder Registration Message

Anyone breeding dogs or cats for sale, must register as a breeder on Dogs and Cats Online (DACO) to obtain a unique DACO breeder registration number.

Dogs SA, FASA and Cat Fancy SA membership numbers will not be valid as breeder registration numbers—taking effect on 1 July 2020.

Once paid, breeder registration remains valid until 30 June each year. When breeder registrations expire, mandatory desexing laws may apply.

Visit: dogandcatboard.com.au/breeders/

New Laws for Dog and Cat Owners

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New laws for cat and dog owners will come into effect on 1 July 2018. The laws and rules include:

  • Mandatory microchipping of cats and dogs
  • Desexing of dogs and cats born after 1 July 2018
  • New rules for breeders who sell dogs and cats
  • Introduction of a State-wide database, called Dogs and Cats Online

These new laws and rules will simplify the dog registration process, make it easier to reunite lost dogs and cats with their owners, help identify and put a stop to puppy farms and reduce euthanasia rates.

Microchipping

From 1 July 2018, owners must microchip their dogs and cats by 12 weeks of age or at the point of sale. Veterinarians may exempt an animal for medical reasons. Owners are encouraged to take advantage of the numerous discount microchipping days throughout the state. Visit chipblitz.com for upcoming dates, locations and to make a booking. Alternatively, contact your local vet.

Desexing

Dogs and cats born after 1 July 2018 must be desexed by 6 months of age or 28 days after purchase by the owner. Working livestock dogs as well as dogs and cats owned by registered breeders will be exempt from the requirement to desex, however will still need to be microchipped.

Breeders

People who breed dogs and cats for sale after 1 July 2018 must register with the Dog and Cat Management Board as a breeder. Your breeder registration number must be included in all advertisements for dogs and cats. There are also new requirements to disclose the breeder registration number and other information to the buyer at the point of sale. All breeders are required to follow the new industry standards and guidelines.

Dogs and Cats Online

From 1 July 2018, Dogs and Cats Online will be the central database for microchipped and registered dogs and cats and registration payments. Dogs and Cats Online will also be the register of breeders.

Existing dog owners should receive a renewal notice in the mail during July 2018 with their dog’s new lifetime registration disc (replacing the annual disc) and instructions on how to complete their annual dog registration on Dogs and Cats Online. If you do not receive a renewal notice for your dog, please contact Council.

Dog Registration Fees 2020 - 2021

TypeTotal
Standard - Desexed and Microchipped$35.00
  
Non-Standard$70.00
  
Concession - Standard - Desexed, Microchipped$17.50
Concession - Non-Standard$35.00
  
Working Livestock Dog (No Additional Rebates)$30.00
  
Greyhound (No Additional Rebates)$30.00
  
Assistance Dog - AccreditedNIL
  
Business Registration 1 - 19 Dogs$365.00
Business Registration 20+ Dogs$470.00
  
Replacement Disc$10.00
Late Fee - Individual and Business Registration$25.00
Impound Fee$55.00
Daily Impound Fee$25.00
Surrender$155.00

Discretionary Rebates

  • Concession Card (50%)
    • DVA Gold Card
    • Pensioner Card - All
    • Seniors Health Card

For lots of helpful information on dog ownership and helpful advice on concerns and issues, please look at the links below:

Application for Registration of a Business Involving Dogs
Application for Registration of a Dog
Dog Barking Complaints
Dog Registration Fees 2020 - 2021
What Every Dog Should Know
Impounded Dogs