Pet Ownership

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Dog Ownership
Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do if I own a dog?
You'll need to have a current Dog License. Pursuant to Section 10 of the City of Yorkton Animal Control Bylaw No. 5/2018, it is mandatory for any person who keeps, possesses, harbors or has charge of or control over any dog, to obtain a license before March 1st in each calendar year and place it's tag on the dog's collar.

What about vaccinations?
Dogs in the City of Yorkton are required to have up-to-date vaccinations each year. When applying for a license, the applicant must provide a certificate from a Veterinary Surgeon indicating that the dog has been vaccinated against rabies within two years of the date of the application for the license.

Where do I purchase a Dog License?
You can obtain a license from:

  • SPCA - 79 Seventh Ave. South
  • Companion Animal Hospital - 308 Broadway St. West
  • Yorkton Animal Health Centre - Highway #52
  • City Hall - 37 Third Ave. North

How much does a Dog License cost?
Annual license fee rates as follows:

  • $10.00 - Spayed or Neutered
  • $20.00 - Not Spayed or Neutered
  • $10.00 - Pups between the age of 6 and 12 months (not yet spayed or neutered)

What is the maximum number of dogs allowed?
Each household in the City is allowed to own a maximum of three dogs over the age of three months.

What are some of the penalties a dog owner can be charged for?
If the owner of any dog does not obtain a license before March 1st in each calendar year this constitutes as an offence under the City bylaw with the first offence being a $100.00 violation.

The owner of any dog at large will be issued a ticket and the dog maybe impounded by the Bylaw Control Officer. The penalty for such an offence is $100.00.  In addition, if impounded the Pound Fee is $50.00, plus $10.00 per day, for the first offence and $100.00, plus $10.00 per day for subsequent offences within a 12 month period.

Please carry a plastic bag at all times when you are walking your pet so you can remove defecation from public property immediately. Failure to do so will result in fines of $100.00 for the first offence and $200.00 for subsequent offences committed within a 12 month period.

Dogs creating excessive noise will result in the owner being charged $100.00 for the first offence and $200.00 for second and subsequent offences within a 12 month period.