FAQs

Q. Why am I required to licence my dog?
Q. Where does the money from the dog licences go?
Q. What happens if I don’t purchase a dog licence?
Q. How is the bylaw enforced?

Q. Why am I required to licence my dog?
A: Dog licences are required as part of the CVRD’s Animal Control Service and help reduce the amount of unclaimed dogs in the CVRD, as well as assists authorities in locating dog owners and reuniting lost pets. By purchasing your dog's license, you may are letting people know that your dog belongs with someone and is only one phone call away from going home.

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Q. Where does the money from the dog licences go?
A: The funds from all licences sold are returned to the Animal Control service to further assist with continuing education of the Animal Control regulations in the regional district as well as to assist with costs of the service.

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Q. What happens if I don’t purchase a dog licence?
A: Individuals within the electoral areas of the regional district that do not purchase dog licenses for their dogs may not be reunited with their lost pet as quickly as a licenced pet would. Owners of un-licenced dogs may also be subject to fines, however, the regional district is always looking for compliance with our bylaws. 

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Q. How is the bylaw enforced?
A: The bylaw will be enforced by the CVRD’s animal control contractors with assistance from regional district enforcement staff. Licence sales will be both pro-active as well as while animal control officers are interacting with dog owners on other issues ie) a dog barking complaint. To report a lost or found dog or any animal control concerns or complaint, contact the CVRD’s animal control officer at 250-218-2365.

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