OWNING A DOG IN THE COUNTY

Responsible dog owners look after their pet’s health and wellness and also make sure their pet is a positive addition to the community.

There are a few obligations have as a pet owner to be considerate of your neighbours and protect your pet.

GET A LICENSE
All dogs three months or older must have a valid dog license and tag so we can contact you if your dog gets lost. You can mail, fax or stop by the County office to obtain a license and tag for your dog. You can also visit the Lloydminster SPCA to obtain a license. Dogs brought to the Lloydminster SPCA will require a license before they can be returned to the owner or adopted into the County.

Click here for Dog License form
 or stop by the County office

KEEP THEM CONTROLLED
Dogs are not allowed to be loose, unless they are on your property. Dogs must always be on a leash when on public property and should be contained in a secure yard or building when on your property.

PREVENT EXCESSIVE BARKING
Barking is natural for dogs when they are bored, lonely, or want to alert their owners of something, but excessive barking can disturb your neighbours.

Excessive barking can be addressed through dog training, socializing, exercising, and family interaction.

SCOOP THE POOP
Pet waste can be smelly, unattractive and can even be a health issue for you and your pet. Carry a bag with you to pick up your pet’s poop whenever you are off your property. Poop can be collected in a plastic bag and thrown in the garbage.

You do not need to clean up waste immediately on your private property, but you still need to clean it up regularly. Allowing excessive waste to build up affects your neighbours and pet negatively.

PROTECT THEM FROM WILDLIFE
There are wild animals in the County of Vermilion River that can injure or kill dogs. Closely supervising your pet and being aware of your surroundings are the best ways to keep them safe.

SPAY OR NEUTER
While spaying or neutering is not required in the County of Vermilion River, it is highly recommended.

“Fixing” your pet prevents the birth of unwanted animals, improves overall health, and reduces aggression in dogs.