Dog Licences

Licensing your dog

All dogs over the age of eight weeks must display a current licence tag at all times. All annual dog licences expire on December 31. To avoid late fees, purchase your renewal licence by January 31.

Lost tags can be replaced at a cost of $6.25

How much does a licence cost?

Before January 31:

   Rate  Over 65 Rate
Spayed or neutered  $25  $20
Unspayed or neutered  $62.50  $50
Certified guide dogs/service dogs  Free  Free
Dangerous dogs $100 $80
Replacement tags or transfer of licence  $6.25  $6.25

 After January 31:

   Rate  Over 65 Rate
Spayed or neutered  $31.25  $25
Unspayed or neutered  $75  $60
Certified guide dogs/service dogs  Free  Free
Dangerous dog $125 $100
Replacement tags or transfer of licence  $6.25  $6.25

 

Where to Buy

Dog licences are available for purchase at two locations:

Animal Control Office and Dog Pound
39903 Government Road, Squamish
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekends and holidays: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Payment methods: Cash, debit or credit card

Municipal Hall
37955 Second Avenue, Squamish
Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Payment methods: Cash, debit or cheque

 

More info

9 reasons why you should license your dog

Your dog licence fee enables Animal Control to offer the following services:

  • Reunites lost and found dogs with their owners.
  • Provides for an Animal Control Officer to patrol the community, respond to complaints, educate the public, and enforce the Animal Control Bylaw.
  • Helps to resolve neighbourhood issues with nuisance dogs.
  • Provides shelter, food, care and comfort for lost, found or surrendered dogs.
  • Provides medical care to our adoptable dogs including spaying and neutering.
  • Provides doggie bags and dispensers for public use.
  • Helps us manage our adoption program.
  • Helps us deliver a volunteer dog walking program.
  • Besides being a legal form of ownership and registration, it’s the law.