Responsible Pet Ownership

Steps for Responsible Pet Ownership

  1. Dogs are safest at the end of your leash.
    Dogs aren’t allowed to be loose, unless they are on your property or in a designated off-leash area.
  2. Cats are safest indoors.
    Allowing your cat to roam freely is dangerous to them and can lead to conflict with your neighbours.
  3. They Poop. You Scoop.
    Cleaning up after your pet isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s the law. Carry a bag with you to pick up after your pet whenever you’re away from home.
  4. Prevent excessive barking.
    Barking is natural for dogs when they are bored, lonely or want to alert their owners of something. However, excessive barking can disturb and upset your neighbours.
  5. Protect them from wildlife.
    Living in a river valley with lots of wildland/urban interface means co-existing with wildlife. Coyotes are one of the main wildlife dangers for pets.
  6. Pets Get Out. Licences Get Them Home.
    All dogs and cats three months or older must have a valid licence and tags so we can contact you if your pet gets lost. This applies even to indoor pets as they can easily slip out open windows or doors.

Brought to you by: Peace Regional SPCA and the Town of Peace River


Animal Control Bylaw (PDF – 430KB)