Animal control & dog licensing

The Peace Regional SPCA in partnership with the Town of Peace River helps enforce the Town's Animal Control Bylaw. To view the complete Bylaw, please click the link below. We are unable to enforce animal control issues outside of the Town of Peace River's municipal jurisdiction. Please check with your municipality for their specific requirements. Alternatively, the Alberta SPCA is available as a resource and advocate for animals across Alberta.

Responsibilities of Pet Owners

Dog owners must ensure their dogs do not:

  • run at large;

  • be at large while in heat;

  • bite a person or persons whether on the property of the owner or not;

  • do any other act to injure a person whether on the property of the owner or not;

  • chase or threaten a person whether on the property of the owner or not, unless the person chased or threatened is a trespasser on the property of the owner; 

  • bite or chase other animals, bicycles, automobiles or other vehicles;

  • be a nuisance by barking, howling or otherwise disturbing any person;

  • cause damage to property;

  • upset waste receptacles or scatter the contents thereof either in or about a street, lane or any other public property or in or about premises not belonging to or in the possession of the owner of the dog;

  • be left unattended in any motor vehicle unless the dog is restricted so as to prevent access to persons, as long as such restraint provides for suitable ventilation;

  • enter on any school ground, cemetery or park unless leashed; or

  • enter any public pool.

Cat owners must ensure their cats do not:

  • run at large;

  • be at large while in heat; or

  • damage private or public property within the Town, or habitually howl or otherwise creates a disturbance.

If you observe any of the items listed above or if you have questions regarding the Town's Animal Control Bylaw, please call us at 780-624-3633 or email info@peaceregionalspca.com. This information above is not an exhaustive overview of the Animal Control Bylaw. Please refer to the Bylaw for fees

Licensing

Dogs within the Town of Peace River require a dog license. Licenses must be purchased annually at the SPCA. Every owner, when requested by an Animal Control Officer or Bylaw Enforcement Officer, shall submit a spay/neuter certificate or statutory declaration of same, when applying for a license. No person shall give false or misleading information when applying for a license.

License Fees
 

  • Each spayed dog and cat (1st year) $40.00

  • Each non-spayed dog and cat (1st year) $50

  • Each spayed dog and cat  (annual renewal) $20 

  • Each non-spayed dog and cat (annual renewal) $50

  • Lifetime license (one-time fee) $100

  • Keeping of hens (one-time fee) $25 

  • Keeping of pigeons (one-time fee) $25