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Animal Control

Number of Dogs or Cats Permitted

No owner shall possess more than two (2) dogs and two (2) cats on the same property within the City of Dauphin limits.

Licenses are due January 1st and expire December 31st each year.

When applying for a license, the applicant must provide the following information:
• Name & address of owner;
• Description & Breed of the dog or cat;
• Certificate from Veterinarian confirming animal has been spayed or neutered, if applicable;
• Proof that the animal has been vaccinated against rabies within two (2) years of the date of application for the license.

The license fees are as follows:
$30 for every spayed or neutered dog/cat and
$45 for every other dog/cat.

For more information please download the Animal Control Bylaw 05-2020 and the Animal Control Brochure or contact the Animal Control Officer.

Junior Helper

Our Animal Control Officer is offering some assistance to those who have kids that may not be fulfilling their chores at home when it comes to their pets.
Parents can print off the chart below and customize the duties to your household and reward your kids with their own Animal Junior Helper License!
To contact the animal control officer at anytime, call 204-648-3593.

Download a printable PDF of the Junior Helper Chart

Animal Control

Contact: Todd Tarrant

Job Title: Animal Control Officer
Phone: 204-648-3593

Animal Care Line

Ethically sound treatment of animals is a priority of citizens and society as a whole. If you suspect or witness any of the following, please report to the Animal Care Line at 1-888-945-8001.

  • not providing animals with shelter, food, water
  • not providing critical medical care to an animal when it is suffering or injured
  • keeping animals in unsanitary conditions 
  • an abandoned animal

All animals within the City limits must be on a leash at all times or in an enclosed area on your property. 

All animals that have a propensity for violence are not allowed in any public place without a handler that is in complete control of the animal at all times.

The City of Dauphin has a designated off-leash dog park where owners can exercise their dogs in a safe environment. 

It is located between 1st Ave SE and the horse race track on the Dauphin Recreation Services (DRS) grounds.

Yes. If your animal gets lost and is picked up by the Animal Control Officer or is in an accident, the tag will allow the authorities to contact you.

Dogs or 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 license and any other applicable fees. 

If a dog or cat is not claimed within 3 business days, it may be humanely euthanized or put up for adoption, at the sole discretion of the City of Dauphin.

Impound fee is $80.00 plus $21.79 (as per Pound Services Contract) plus GST per night spent at the pound. For more information on Impound Fees, review the City of Dauphin's latest Fees, Fines, and Charges Bylaw. 

To inquire if a dog or cat is in the Animal Pound, please call 204-638-3044.

The City of Dauphin wants to ensure everyone, including pets, are safe. We encourage you to know the rules and follow them to protect your pet.

An owner of an animal is guilty of an offence and subject to a penalty, if your animal is:

  • Running at large;
  • Unlicensed in the City of Dauphin;
  • Bites, barks, or causes injury to a person or domestic animal;
  • Defecates on private property, public property or highway;
  • Left unattended in any motor vehicle unless animal is secured, and is provided with suitable ventilation;
  • Barks, howls, or otherwise disturbs persons;
  • Is outside the home while in heat.

All animals that are housed outdoors within the City limits must be supplied with an all-weather shelter which should include an adequate water and food supply.

No animal should be left outside for extended periods of time if the animal has the propensity of barking or causing a public nuisance.

Owners shall not allow any animal in their possession to deposit excrement on any property, public or private, without subsequently collecting the excrement after the animal.