dog licensing

Dog Licence Fees

Within city limits, all dogs require a licence after they turn 6 months old.

Injured or dead animals

If you see any injured or dead animals, please report them to our office at 828-3409. The phone lines are answered 24/7.

Dog licence fees (Effective January 1, 2015)

  • $ 65 - Each un-neutered or un-spayed dog
  • $ 30 - Each neutered or spayed dog
  • $105 - Each kennel or hobby kennel
  • $105 - Each nuisance and/or potentially dangerous dog
  • $205 - Each dangerous dog

Dog licence from another municipality

Out of town dog licence's are invalid, but a replacement licence is available for any dog currently licensed in another municipality for a cost of $15.

Where to purchase dog licences

Licenses are available at retail outlets between January 1st and June 30th. After they can be purchased at City Hall, Animal Control or online for existing accounts.

  • City Hall
  • Animal Control Office
  • All Kamloops Veterinarian Clinics
  • Kamloops SPCA
  • Most pet stores

Renewing dog licences

If you were mailed a reminder to renew your dog licence, you have all the information you need about your account to renew it through this Web site.

Renew Your Dog Licence Online.

Lost dog licences

A replacement licence may be purchased for a cost of $15 at the Animal Control Office.

Dog adoption

Adoption Fee: $75 for any dog, plus cost of a City of Kamloops dog licence.

2 Dog Limit Variance

The City's Dog Responsibility and Control By-law requires that no one shall keep, harbour, or have more than two dogs over the age of six months within the City. If you have more than 2 dogs you can apply to Council for a variance to have more than 3 dogs or a combination with other animals for a total of 4 animals.

The applicant must pay a non-refundable $350 variance application fee.

If approved the variance applies only to the specific dogs listed in the variance application and no dog in excess of the 2 dog limit may be replaced in the future.

Bylaw Enforcement
City of Kamloops
1303 Mission Flats Road
Kamloops, BC V2C 1A9

Animal Control: 250-828-3409

Note: All correspondence is entered into our system, and will be dealt with in due process. Please allow several working days for a response. Thank you.