Te Āhuru Mowai has a no pet’s policy when establishing a new tenancy. However, we recognise the potential benefits of whānau owning pets, so permission for a pet may be granted prior to the pet being brought to the property. If whānau have multiple pets, written permission must be sought for each pet.

What we as a landlord consider as pets:

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Birds
  • Rabbits, Guinea Pigs
  • Chickens
  • Fish, turtles etc

If permission to keep pets or a dog is granted, all permission is conditional on the whānau making sure that:

  • The property is suitable for keeping a pet
  • The pet or dog is not a health or safety risk to staff, contractors or others
  • The dog is not specified dangerous or menacing under the Dog Control Act 1996
  • The pet is not likely to, or does not, attack any person or other pet
  • The pet is not like to, cause a nuisance to your neighbours
  • The pet is not like to, damage the premise
  • You will comply with all legal responsibilities attached to pet ownership including any applicable local council bylaws

If you are concerns about other peoples dogs please contact:  Porirua City Council Dog

Control on 04 237 5089

Conditions to having a pet

Like all New Zealanders you will need to comply with the laws that apply. There are council by-laws around keeping pets.

If you live in the Porirua area you can find more information by visiting the Porirua City Council website: www.poriruacity.govt.nz.

If you live in the Tawa / Linden area you can find more information by visiting the Wellington City Council website: www.wellington.govt.nz.