Dogs are considered at large when they are not under the care and control of their owner.
Dog owners must keep control of their dog when off their property in both rural and urban areas. Dogs can be walked without a leash; however, owners must be able to control their dog using verbal commands.
Dogs are not permitted, under any circumstances, in playgrounds, floral gardens or municipal cemeteries.
Dog licensing is easy and important in the return of lost dogs! If a lost dog is found wearing its license tag, the County will use the information in their records to contact the owner before the dog is impounded. Lost dogs are taken to either the Calgary Humane Society or the Cochrane Humane Society.
Rocky View County residents who have lost their dog, or have found one, can call 403.230.1401 to speak to Enforcement Services.
- Owners are responsible to pick up after their dog and dispose of the droppings in a garbage container.
- If a dog is crying, barking or howling, it is likely a concern to people who live nearby. It's up to dog owners to ensure their dog does not disturb their neighbours.
- See Responsible Pet Ownership for more information and tips.