Dog Licences & Pet Ownership

Dog Licences

Within city limits, all dogs six months or older require a licence. Licences are available at City Hall, Animal Control, or online (only for existing accounts).

Purchasing a New Dog Licence

If you are licensing your dog for the first time, you will need to register for a dog licence account.

  1. Complete and submit the Dog Licence Registration form.
  2. An Animal Control Clerk will contact you shortly with your new account confirmation.
  3. Login to the MyCity portal with your new account information and submit payment. Alternatively, you can visit City Hall (7 Victoria Street West) or Animal Control (1303 Mission Flats Road) to pay for your dog licence.
  4. You will receive your new dog tags in the mail. Tags are valid for the calendar year.

Register a New Dog

Renewing an Existing Dog Licence

If you were mailed a reminder to renew your dog licence, you have all of the information you need about your account to renew your dog licence online.

  1. Login to the MyCity portal with the account information on your renewal notice and submit payment. Alternatively, you can visit City Hall (7 Victoria Street West) or Animal Control (1303 Mission Flats Road) to pay for your dog licence.
  2. You will receive your new dog tags in the mail. Tags are valid for the calendar year.

Renew Your Dog Licence

Dog Licence Fees 

  • $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

Lost Dog Licences

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

Dog Licences From Another Municipality

Out-of-town dog licences are not valid; however, a replacement licence is available for any dog currently licensed in another municipality at a cost of $15.

Dog Adoption

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

Two Dog Limit Variance

The City's Dog Responsibility and Control Bylaw 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 two dogs, you can apply to Council for a variance. 

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 two dog limit may be replaced in the future.

Pet Owner Guidelines

The City of Kamloops allows up to two dogs over the age of six months and up to two cats per parcel of land; however, this does not apply to a kennel or a hobby kennel.

Dog Owner Responsibilities

  • Licence and vaccinate your dog.
  • Tattoo and put identification on your dog.
  • Train your dog.
  • Spay or neuter your dog.
  • Muzzle aggressive dogs.
  • Keep your dog on a leash and under control at all times (except in off leash areas).

Stoop and Scoop

Clean up after your canine friend. Always have an extra plastic bag on hand for when nature calls. Bag dispensers are provided in several City parks. There is a $100 fine for failure to pick up after your dog. Keeping our city clean makes it more enjoyable for everyone.

Dog Parks

Dog Safety

  • Do not bring unvaccinated dogs or dogs younger than four to six months to a dog park.
  • Do not bring a dog that is in heat into parks.
  • Be thoughtful when eating food around dogs.
  • Cigarette butts can be an unhealthy attraction to dogs. Please dispose of them properly.

Pet Cremation

The City of Kamloops provides a service to cremate deceased pets.

Rates*

OptionsSMLXL
Communal Cremation (no ashes)$25$45$75$115
Private Cremation (ashes returned)$50$80$120$160

Residents and Veterinarians 20% Discount
*Plus tax