The department released a consultation paper in partnership with the local government sector and industry stakeholders.

The department, in partnership with the local government sector and industry stakeholders, released a consultation paper on the State Government's proposals in May 2018.

The department undertook consultation with a wide range of stakeholders and held community workshops across Western Australia.

Consultation on the proposals closed in August 2018.

The department received 4754 submissions from dog owners, dog breeders, dog trainers, local governments, pet shops, and rescue organisations.  

The summary consultation report and consultation report provide information on the overall feedback heard during feedback. 

Online and interview surveys

Respondents could provide feedback on the stop puppy farming proposals in a variety of ways, including by:

  • attending a workshop
  • completing an online survey
  • participating in an interview survey at the RSPCA Million Paws Walk 2018 and/ or the Western Australian Local Government Association Convention 2018 
  • providing a written submission
  • completing the public submission form.

3,944 submissions were received from respondents that undertook an online survey or interview survey. 

The results of the feedback from the online survey and interview surveys has been compiled into the Stop Puppy Farming Community Consultation Report.


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Written submissions

In addition to the online survey and interview surveys, community members and stakeholders were also invited to respond to the consultation in various written forms, including by completing a public submission form, responding to supplementary targeted surveys, or providing other written feedback. 810 submissions were received in these forms.

The written submissions can be downloaded below. Many respondents indicated that they would like their submission to remain confidential and these submissions have not been published.

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