Alberta Animal Services

Responsible Pet Ownership

Responsible Pet Ownership

We advocate responsible pet ownership through:

  • License your dog and provide permanent identification on your pets – A license is a phone call home! Licensing your dog is the law. The City of Red Deer Dog Bylaw requires that anyone who owns, keeps, possesses, or has control of a dog 3 months of age or older must have his or her pet licensed within the City every year. 
  • Spay & Neuter your pets – Altering your pet can be one of the most important things you can do for the health of your pet and to reduce the number of unwanted pets in shelters.
  • Socialize your pet and provide medical attention when required
  • Do not allow pets to become a threat or nuisance in the community
  • A pet license identifies and protects your pet in case it becomes lost. Even indoor pets can get out and become lost. You are required to renew your license yearly and to keep your license updated when you move and/or if your pet is given away, lost, stolen, or deceased.


Animal Welfare Concerns:

The abuse and neglect of domestic animals is an unfortunate reality in Alberta.  In the Province of Alberta, the Alberta SPCA is mandated to investigate and enforce the Animal Protection Act. 

If you have an Animal Welfare Concern, please call the Alberta SPCA at 1-800-455-9003. 


Make your Beagle Legal!

Avoid a $250 fine, dogs are required to be licensed in the City of Red Deer.

The City of Red Deer Bylaw requires all dogs 3 months of age or older to be registered and licensed every year. Dog license fees help pay for the cost of lost pets in our care; for community services that promote animal health and safety and investigations in relation to animal related incidents that occur.
Moved or No Longer Have the Dog? If you move or no longer have the dog, please contact the City of Red Deer or Alberta Animal Services and provide information to change your dog license status.

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