The Town promotes responsible pet ownership through the Animal Control By-law, Dog Licensing Program and the Spay Neuter Programs. Responsible pet ownership ensures that pet owners and neighbours live together in safety and harmony.
Responsible Pet Ownership
The Town advocates responsible pet ownership based on the following five principles:
- License and provide permanent identification for pets;
- Spay or neuter pets;
- Provide training, physical care, socialization and medical attention for companion pets;
- Do not allow pets to become a threat or nuisance in the community;
- Procure your pet ethically and from a creditable source.
Animal Control Services
The By-law Enforcement Department enforces the Animal Control By-law . The Town operates the Municipal Dog Pound where dogs are kept when found at large. The Muskoka OSPCA is the closest animal shelter and investigates animal cruelty concerns.