Regular advice on when registration is due and any penalties issued, tips on caring for dogs, when and where microchipping clinics are held

Dog Microchipping

If your dog has been registered for the first time after June 30, 2006, then it legally needs to be microchipped (with the exception of working dogs). The Council is offering a free microchipping service. Your dog must be registered with Selwyn Council to be microchipped.

Our next Microchipping Clinic is Friday 9 October

Council Offices Rolleston

9 to 9.30am

Lincoln Library & Service Centre

10.15 to 10.45am

Leeston Library & Service Centre

11.30 to 12pm

Darfield Library & Service Centre

12.45 to 1.15pm

Please note the following:

All clinics last for only half an hour.

  • Your dog will only be microchipped if your dog is currently registered with SDC or done on the day
  • Rolleston is at the headquarters on Norman Kirk Drive
  • Microchipping will not take place if wet
  • This service is only being carried out once a month

If distance or dog numbers prevent you getting to a clinic, please contact us.


Remember: If you get a dog from someone else and it is not registered for the financial year, then you will have to pay the full registration fee regardless of how many months are left.

Pets and Paws

In light of the recent increase in nationwide reported attacks by dogs on people which have been making headlines, it is timely to remind people to be wary of the potential of their dog to bite.

Like people, dogs can ‘have a bad day’ too. The family pet is a descendant of the wolf and still has many of those traits today. Sometimes the actions of a person can bring out those traits.

Photographing the young toddler crawling over a family dog might look cute but do you really want to take the risk? Some breeds have a high tolerance to these sorts of behaviours; however our more aggressive breeds do not.

The Selwyn District Council Animal Control team have undertaken to promote dog safety to the children of the district and will be approaching schools seeking to present a model of the highly acclaimed ‘world class’ Christchurch City Council education program. Education for all residents of the Selwyn District is a priority for us.

Email Addresses

We need your email address to make it faster to get information out to you. To provide your email address, please contact us.

Keep an eye out for information on our found/adoptable dogs page regarding dogs that have not been claimed and are due to be rehomed.

Please watch for new notices and microchipping clinic times each month.