Animal Control

Group of cats and dogs

All animals outside the confines of their yard, within the City limits, must be on a leash at all times. When not on a leash, the animal shall wear a muzzle.  All animals that are housed outdoors within the City limits must be supplied with an all-weather shelter and adequate water and food supply.

No animal should be left outside for extended periods of time (greater than one hour) if the animal has the propensity of barking or causing a public nuisance.

All animals that have a propensity for violence are not allowed in any public place without a handler that is under complete control of the animal at all times. An animal of this nature should wear a muzzle.

No owner should possess more than two dogs and two cats on the same property within the City of Dauphin limits. Violations of this bylaw will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

Owners should not allow any animal in their possession to deposit excrement on any property, public or private, without subsequently collecting the excrement. Owners of a female dog(s) in heat should confine the dog(s) in their residence or appropriate kennel for the duration of the heat.

Outside of the Off Leash Dog Park located between 1st Avenue SE and the horse race track on the Dauphin Recreation Services (DRS) grounds, dogs and cats are not permitted to be at large within the City of Dauphin. Any dog or cat found running at large may be picked up and taken to the Animal Pound (The Dauphin Veterinary Clinic) and will be released only upon payment of the capture fee, pound fees, purchase of current licence (where required), and any other applicable fees. If a dog or cat is not claimed within 72 hours, it may be destroyed, at the sole discretion of the City of Dauphin.
Dog and cat licenses are required each year and the fees are:

A)  Every DOG/CAT spayed or neutered (on production of a veterinary certificate)  $20.00
B)  Every other DOG/CAT  $30.00

Every dog/cat over the age of six months shall be vaccinated against rabies and every owner must produce written proof of vaccination when application for license is made.
For More information please download the Animal Control Bylaw and the Animal Control Brochure or contact:

Animal Control

Contact: Todd Tarrant

Job Title: Animal Control Officer
Location: 100 Main Street South
Community: Dauphin
Phone: (204) 648-3593
Fax: (204) 638-3169