Animal Control and Pound Office staff enforce the Animal Control Bylaw and promote responsible pet ownership to ensure that our community is safe and enjoyable for everyone. We pick up stray dogs and reunite them with their owners, respond to complaints or concerns, investigate dog bite incidents, animal neglect, and excessive barking complaints. We enforce the leash law, dog licensing, dogs at large, and ensure that people scoop the poop.
At the Pound Shelter you can: report animal control bylaw violations, adopt a dog, volunteer as a dog walker, report your lost dog, donate or just drop by to talk to our knowledgeable staff.
Our shelter is a maximum adoption facility. Every effort is made to reunite lost dogs with their owners and to re-home adoptable dogs. Adoptable dogs are those that show no signs of behavioral defects that could pose a health or safety risk to the public and have shown no signs of disease, injury or conditions that could adversely affect the health of the dog. There is no time limit for animals in our care. As long as they are happy and healthy, we will continue to try to find them their forever home.
If you are 19 or older and would like to take one of our dogs on a much needed walk, please fill out an application and submit it to the Shelter Coordinator who will match you with a suitable dog to walk. We do the best for the dogs in our care, but nothing beats some one-on-one time on one of our great trails. Get out and enjoy; rain or shine.
Animal Control welcomes donations. If you’re looking for a new use for old blankets, used kennels or gently used dog toys, collars or leads, we’ll gladly put them to good use. We also accept cash donations that go directly to help cover costs such as extraordinary veterinarian care for special cases or special dietary supplementation. Donations are not used to offset general operations. A charitable receipt will be provided upon request.
The Animal Control Office and Pound is located at 39903 Government Road.
Summer Hours are now in effect:
Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, Statutory Holidays: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Note: An Animal Control Officer will be on duty until 6 p.m. on Saturdays but not located in the office. The Pound phone will be forwarded to the on-duty officer. Summer hours will remain in effect until September 24, 2016.
Animal Control does not have the jurisdiction to respond to complaints involving wildlife. Please report injured or problem wildlife or sightings of dangerous wildlife to the BC Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277 or *7277 from your cell phone.
For more information on how to reduce conflicts with wildlife, please call the Bear Aware office at 604-815-5066
Animal Control cannot deal with pests like skunks, raccoons or nuisance wildlife, nor can we lend equipment for trapping them. Please contact a professional for help.
For aggressive dogs at large after business hours, contact the RCMP at 604-892-6100 or 911.
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