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Animal Services

For any animal cruelty or neglect complaints, please call: 1-833-9-ANIMAL (264625).
In an emergency, contact your local OPP detachment.

Registration and Regulations

Dog registration

Animal ServicesUPDATE FOR 2020 ONLY: Renewal extended until April 30th, 2020. Price doubles beginning May 1, 2020.

All dogs in the Municipality of North Grenville must be registered and must wear a numbered metal tag - especially when outdoors. These registration tags expire each year on December 31. Renewals online begin January 1st. Renewal price doubles after March 31.

No person shall own a dog or establish a kennel without first obtaining a licence.


For each dog  
Before March 31 $15.00
After March 31 $30.00
Kennel Licences  
Before March 31 $125.00
After March 31 $250.00
Replacement tag $7.00
Licences may be purchased online by clicking here. Or at the Municipal Offices at the new self-serve kiosk available during regular business hours.

Click here to purchase your dog licence

Limits on the number of dogs and cats

The limits on the number of dogs and cats, over 20 weeks of age, per household within Municipality of North Grenville are as follows:

  • three dogs over 20 weeks of age in areas not zoned agricultural or rural
  • five cats over 20 weeks of age in areas not zoned agricultural or rural
  • BUT the total number of both dogs and cats shall not exceed five, with a maximum of three dogs.

See full by-law here:


You must apply to the By-Law Officer to obtain a kennel licence since an inspection and verification of zoning compliance is required before the licence may be issued.

Download a Kennel Licence Application Form here:

Be A Responsible Pet Owner

  1. Register your dog with the Municipality on an annual basis.
  2. Do not allow your dog to bark persistently.
  3. Have your dog vaccinated against rabies.
  4. Do not allow your dog to attack or bite another domestic animal or person.
  5. Always keep your dog leashed when off the property of it’s owner.
  6. Do not allow your dog to run at large.
  7. Do not allow your dog to trespass on private property.
  8. Always pick up your dog's feces.
  9. Provide regular care and attention to your dog.
  10. Have your dog spayed or neutered.

1 thru 8 are required by law and non-compliance could result in prosecution.

By-Law Contact

  • By-Law General Inquiries

    By-Law Services

    613-258-9569 ext 206

  • Lizotte, Josee

    By-Law Officer

    613-258-9569 ext 204

Animal Control

Andy Parent

Animal Control Officer


Municipal Pound

810 Pelton Road, Kemptville, ON

Open Tuesday through Sunday
10:00am - 2:00pm

Wildlife Custodians

Facility NameTelephone
Ottawa Valley
Wild Bird Care
Rideau Valley
Wildlife Sanctuary
Little Ray's
Reptile Zoo
Bat Check 613-387-2475