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Pet Licencing & Animal Control

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Lifetime Dog Licence

Dog Licence Application Form

The Township of Selwyn issues Lifetime Dog Licences for dogs.

Blck dog lying on grassResidents must purchase their Lifetime Dog Licence at the municipal office the first time, to obtain a Dog Tag bearing the Lifetime Dog Licence number. Each year thereafter, registered licenced dog owners will be invoiced annually and the Licence Number and Tag will be valid for the following year only upon receipt of payment.

Dog Licences are only available from the municipal office. They are not sold by outlying vendors.Cocker Spaniel in the woods

All Dog Licences expire on December 31 of each year. Licences are $15.00 if purchased prior to March 31 of each year and $25.00 if purchased after March 31 each year. Tags which are lost or need to be replaced because of wear or damage may be purchased at the municipal office for $10.00.

No person shall permit a dog to run at large or that person shall be liable to a fine of up to $5,000 for each offence plus any applicable pound fees for maintaining the dog before it is recovered by the owner. 

Small balck and white dog lying on outdoor couchEvery owner or person having the care and custody of an animal that is required to be immunized against rabies under Section 1 or Subsection 2 (1) of Health Promotion and Protection Act shall ensure that the animal is re-immunized against rabies by the date specified on the certificate of immunization with respect to the animal.

The Township also enforces a Stoop and Scoop By-law.  All dog owners must remove any feces left by their dog on any property other than their own property. Failure to comply with dog regulations can result in a maximum fine of $5000.00.

Small Animal Control

Animal Control and Pound Services are provided by the Peterborough Humane Society, 385 Lansdowne St E, phone 705-745-4722 and the fees raised by Dog Licencing are used to offset the cost of this service to the township.  No person shall permit a dog to run at large or that person shall be liable to a fine of up to $5,000 for each offence plus any applicable pound fees for maintaining the dog before it is recovered by the owner.

Peterborough Humane Society Website

Rabies Clinics are generally held in the Spring of each year

For more information contact:

Peterborough Public Health (PPH)
185 King Street,
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 2R8
Tel: 743-1000
Toll Free: 1-877-743-0101 
Fax: 743-2897
Email: info@peterboroughpublichealth.ca

Livestock Valuers

The Livestock, Poultry and Honey Bee Protection Act - R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER L.24 provides that the Council of a municipality shall appoint one or more persons as valuers of livestock and poultry.

Our Livestock Valuers are:

  • John Allen - 705-742-1014
  • Andy Vollering - 705-652-8990