Many residents of Pitt Meadows have one or two furry family members in their household.
Pitt Meadows is a dog-friendly city, but in order to keep the community safe and enjoyable for everyone, we enforce a Dog Control Bylaw.
The City of Pitt Meadows requires dogs over six months old to be licensed on an annual basis. The City also responds to noise complaints about barking dogs, and will investigate and attend to complaints from the public regarding animal control. For concerns about dogs in Pitt Meadows, contact our Bylaws department at 604.465.2428.
All dog owners in Pitt Meadows are required to license any dog over six months old. License renewal forms are mailed to owners the first week of December or you can renew or appy for your dog's license via your mypittmeadows.com online account. The dog license application form is also available for download. Please forward completed applications to City Hall (12007 Harris Rd., Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2B5) or stop by during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30pm, except statutory holidays). Be sure to include any related documentation regarding spayed / neutered status.
For more information, please visit the Dog Control Bylaw No. 2735 for definitions.
Below is the current fee schedule:
- There is no license fee in respect of a certified guide dog or certified assistance dog
- Dog Licensing Fees for all aggressive dogs - $150.00
- Dog Licensing Fees for all dangerous dogs - $300.00
|Prior to February 1||On or After February 1|
|Dog owners 65 years and older||$10.00||$10.00|
|Spayed or Neutered||$20.00||$35.00|
|Not spayed/Not Neutered||$50.00||$65.00|
(to replace lost tag)
Dog Owners are Required to Leash Their Dogs
In Pitt Meadows, residents are required to leash their dogs in public spaces and dikes. The City's Dog Control Bylaw prohibits dogs from being off-leash in any public spaces other than designated off-leash parks.
Additional Information & Resources
If you have lost your dog, contact the Bylaw Enforcement Officer at 604.465.2428 or Countryside Kennels to inquire if the dog was impounded.
Noticed a stray dog in your neighbourhood or you’ve taken a stray in? Contact the Bylaw Enforcement Officer at 604.465.2428 or Countryside Kennels at 604.941.0125 . Please be prepared to answer the following questions as best you can:
- Do you know where the dog lives or do you recognize the dog?
- If it has a dog tag, what is the number?
- Does it have a tattoo, what is that number?
If you are comfortable with keeping the dog until the owner is found, the dog may stay with you until the owner is located or the owner calls City Hall looking for the dog.
If you are not comfortable or able to keep the dog, you can transport it to Countryside Kennels at 558 Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam, or call 604.945.0125 for pick up.
538 Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam
- From City Hall, head north on Harris Road
- Turn left onto Lougheed Highway
- Continue for 3 - 4 miles
- Turn right onto Coast Meridian Road
- Continue for .8 miles
- Turn right onto Prairie Avenue
- Continue for 1.2 miles
Contact the RCMP non-emergency number at 604.463.6251.
Contact Maple Ridge SPCA 604.463.9511
BC Conservation Office 1.877.952.7277
It is important that while dogs are on private property that dog owners take responsible care and control of their dog by having the dog on a leash and picking up after your dog.
We are the natural place to live and with that comes responsibilty of cohabitating with wildlife in rural areas and at times, the urban core. Let's do our part to ensure we are not luring animals into neighbourhoods unnecessarily. Put garbage, birdseed, compost and pet food away, and keep fruit from trees off the ground. For more tips to stay safe around wildlife, visit Wildlife Conservation.
To report a wildlife 'conflict', please call 1.877.952.7277 or (1.877.952.RAPP).