Dogs & Animal Control

The Village of Kaslo has dog control and animal attractant bylaws in effect.  All dogs that are owned by Village residents must have a license that is purchased from the Village office.

Bylaw enforcement action around animal control will be initiated upon receipt of a signed complaint or formal report to the Village office.

Complainant information is considered confidential and will not be released to the person whose dog or property is being investigated, unless under an order by the Provincial Freedom of Information Act and each request is looked at individually and decisions may vary accordingly.


E-mail or call the Village Office at 250-353-2311. If an animal is posing an immediate threat to public safety please call 9-1-1 to reach the RCMP.

Some key reminders about dog control in Kaslo:

  • The e-mailing of pictures of problem dogs, with a date and time in your report, is the best way to help us deal with a complaint.
  • If you want the Village with a dog at large, do not take it home or care for it yourself – it’s now your responsibility as it’s no longer “at large”.
  • Village staff will not deal with dog control matters (other than relay reports) if an officer is not available to handle the complaint.
  • MTI ticketing is now in place and the Village or RCMP may issue tickets if they feel compelled to do so in certain circumstances.
  • Dogs at large that have been captured and kenneled are not returned to the owner without the Village first receiving full payment of all fines and charges owed. Captured dogs may be taken to Nelson if there is no local facility available to humanely kennel or care for them at the time.

Residents engaging in practices that bring wildlife into the community, potentially raising the risk of dangerous encounters or general nuisance, could be subject  to enforcement action under the animal attractants bylaw.

Bylaw 1147 Dog Licensing Final

Bylaw 1155 Animal Attractant

Bylaw 1037 Ticket Enforcement

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