Animal Services

Puppy and kitten together on the grass

Council’s Animal Services team plays a vital role in keeping our City safe and promoting responsible pet ownership. All cats and dogs must be microchipped and registered, under the Companion Animals Act 1998, and this also helps them be returned home to you if they get lost.

Report a Problem or Complaint

Learn more on how to report a dog attack or animal cruelty, animals causing problems such as barking dogs, and what to do if you’ve lost or found an animal.

Registering & Microchipping

Get information on registering and microchipping your pet, including links to ownership forms.

Responsible Pet Ownership

Tips and useful links for pet owners, and an outline of the Companion Animals Act, including fines...


Find out about State registration requirements for keeping horses, cattle, sheep and other livestock including large numbers of chickens.

Dog Off-leash Areas

Penrith is a pet-friendly City with many parks where dogs can be exercised off-leash...

Lost, found or want to adopt a pet?

Find lost pets and adopt your new family pet at the Hawkesbury Companion Animals Shelter.