Dogs in our Community
A dog is known as ‘man’s best friend’ and being a dog owner is not just a privilege but a responsibility. Bunbury has a population of over 3,500 dogs and it is important that all dog owners raise their pets appropriately.
Being a responsible dog owner is about understanding your pet’s needs and your responsibilities to the community. Your dog’s health, your children’s safety, your neighbours’ and your community’s wellbeing are largely dependent on you and how you care for your dog.
To be a responsible dog owner, you must confirm whether a dog is suitable for you. Be honest and realistic about the changes you can make in order to look after a dog. Remember the bigger the dog, the greater its demands will be.
The average lifespan of a dog is 10 years. This means dog owners need to be prepared to make a long-term commitment.
Bunbury being a coastal city and surrounded by rural communities offers a unique environment to own a dog. With designated dog exercise areas including sections of our beautiful coastline dog owners can enjoy relaxing walks and pleasant playtimes together.
If you wish to adopt or re-home a dog, the following agencies will be able to assist you:
- South West Animal Rescue (SWAR)
- Save Animals from Euthanasia (SAFE)
- Pet Rescue
- Pure Breed Dog Rescue Services of WA (PBDRS)
Please Note: Dogs are not available for re-homeing directly from the pound.