The City of Calgary’s Animal and Bylaw Services enacted the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw in 2006 to help Calgary’s dogs, cats, and other pets live harmoniously with their parents and neighbours. Call them, the two-legged Calgarians. Us.
We at Dogs YYC respect The Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw and we want to make sure you are up to speed on the details as they relate to your dog. Keep this page bookmarked so you can quickly find changes to the bylaw.
As responsible pet parents, we promise to look out for our pooches (and other animals, too).
Right from the City of Calgary’s Responsible Pet Ownership page, these following principles make a responsible pet parent:
- License and provide permanent identification for pets.
- Spay or neuter pets.
- Provide training, physical care, socialization and medical attention for companion pets.
- Do not allow pets to become a threat or nuisance in the community.
- Procure your pet ethically and from a credibly source.
That’s it! This is as easy as it is to become a super awesome pet parent! Dogs YYC is committed to helping you find help if you ever have problems on any of these principles. We will try to point you in the right direction for pet parent resources. A lot of these resources are as far away as Animal Services themselves and the Calgary Humane Society. Also, don’t forget that your vet can be a lot of help in answering any questions you have.
Wondering what else the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw entails? We typed out a list from Calgary Animal & Bylaw Services handouts for your convenience!
Looking for a Vet?
Finding a vet is as important as finding a family doctor. You need to find a vet that you can talk to. One that you trust. This does not always mean the vet that is closest to you. Prices of treatments may fluctuate from clinic to clinic however not all vet clinics offer the same services. For instance, not all clinics are set up for X-rays, dental work, or major surgeries.
Calgary has a number of emergency hospitals available 24 hours a day and it is very important to know where those locations are as well.
To help you in your search, we included a Google Map below that might help you in your search for the right doggie doctor.
Remember, City of Calgary has developed the Pets app to help too! There’s tons of info on all their services including shelters, licensing, and adoptions. They also have an interactive map of off leash areas in Calgary!