Whether on your own property or not, your dog is not allowed to be a nuisance to any resident. By definition, nuisance includes waste and disposal of waste, trespass on another property, a threat to public safety or noise.
Canine protection, care and bylaw enforcement
Animal Control Bylaw 06-2023 regulates and provides the controls for animals including dogs within the municipal boundaries of Lac Ste. Anne County. Cats are not controlled within the County.
General Dog Control Guidelines
The County's Animal Control Bylaw 06-2023 outlines three distinct types of dogs: domestic dog (a tame dog relying on humans for survival); guard dog (a dog of any age used for security); and livestock service dog (a dog of any age used to protect livestock from predators). If any dog, while off the owner’s property and whether or not on a leash, attacks a person or another animal, or chases or challenges a person, it can be deemed vicious. County Enforcement Officers may use any legal means to capture and restrain a vicious dog.
Only three domestic dogs are allowed per property. Livestock service dogs are not included in that number. An individual may have up to 3 additional Livestock service dogs or more at the discretion of County Peace Officers on agricultural parcels. More than
non livestock service dogs (as in a kennel or boarding facility) requires a development permit.
Whether on your own property or not, your dog is not allowed to be a nuisance to any resident. By definition, nuisance includes waste and disposal of waste, trespass on another property, a threat to public safety or noise. Your dog is not allowed to howl, bark or yelp excessively or in any manner that unreasonably interferes with the use and/or enjoyment of any property.
If any dog, while off the owner’s property and whether or not on a leash, attacks a person or another animal, or chases or challenges a person, it can be deemed vicious. Enforcement Officers may use any legal means to capture and restrain a vicious dog.
As of 2023 all dogs older than the age of 6 months are required to have municipal dog licence. There is no cost associated with the licence. This will allow the County to reuturn dogs to their homes faster and in turn reduce the impacts to County enforcement services.
Costs and Penalties
Costs associated with boarding, plus costs for any penalties or violations incurred, will be charged to the dog owner in accordance with the County's Fees and Charges Bylaw
Do you recognize a wayward dog as yours? First step, contact the County at 780.785.3411 (toll-free 1.866.880.5722); not the kennel itself. A Community Peace Officer will arrange a time to meet and return your dog to your care.
Common Questions About Lost and Found Dogs in the County
Enforcement Officers monitor all dog-related complaints lodged to the County. If a complaint is received by an Enforcement Officer about a dog (or dogs) roaming or causing a nuisance, the Officer(s) will respond. If you would like to make a complaint you can reach an Officer at 780.785.3411 (toll-free 1.866.880.5722). This line has a 24-hour answering service that allows you to leave a message for an Enforcement Officer. After-hours calls will be followed up by an available Enforcement Officer – either immediately if they are on duty, or during their next scheduled shift. Enforcement personnel always strive to respond as quickly as possible given call volume and priority of calls received.
Please note that Black Paws Pet Resort staff are unable to release any of the recovered dogs without involvement from a County Enforcement Officer. Before retrieving your dog, please call the County at 780.785.3411 (toll-free 1.866.880.5722).