Auckland Council is reminding dog owners that payment for dog registrations are only accepted through the Council directly, not through third parties. The Council has become aware that the website regthedog.co.nz, which appears to have a formal relationship with other councils in New Zealand, has accepted payments for dog registration for Auckland dog owners. This is not accepted. Auckland Council offers several options for payment of dog registration including: secure online Account– to-Account or credit card payment, cheque, over the counter at Auckland Council service centres, Kiwibank. Council reminds anyone who has made a payment through this website, or any other third party to phone 09 301 0101. More information on dog registration can be found on Auckland Council’s website.