Every municipality in the Netherlands decides on their own rate for dog tax. This differs in every municipality, from 0 to 130€ per month. The money raised by this dog tax is not necessarily meant for the maintenance or constructing of dog facilities.
The dog tax in Wageningen is around €80 for the first dog, add €130 to that for the second dog. Only half of this amount is used for dog facilities in our city. Meanwhile we see that dog facilities in Wageningen aren’t optimal. We think that the budget should be spend on the improvement, keeping and maintenance of dog facilities. There is also a growing number of municipalities that completely stops dog taxes. However, we think that it's necessary to keep taxing, as long as the money is used correctly, so Wageningen can become a nicer place for dog owners.