Animal Control

General Information

Owning a pet can be a rewarding experience for you and your family.  The following information is provided for your guidance.

Number of Pets Permitted (cats and dogs)
Town bylaws permit a maximum of four (4) pets per residential property, two (2) of which may be dogs over the age of six (6) months.

The Bylaw requires that every pet must be licensed and the fees are as follows: 

Dog or cat:   Unaltered: $100.00    Altered:     $15.00
Restricted Dog Breeds:     $200.00    

Guide Dogs
for the blind:     

Penalties for unlicensed pets are as follows:
 Per offence:      $50.00    
Cat Licences Unaltered: $65.00 Altered:    $15.00

A licence is easily obtained during business hours at the Town Office, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Veterinarian's Certificate
A veterinarian's certificate stating that your pet has been spayed or neutered is required for your initial license application for each pet.

Adopting a Pet
In some cases, animals are abandoned or the owner(s) of impounded pets cannot be located.  To deal with these issued, the Town of Creston supports our "pet adoption program"

Both dogs and cats are periodically available for adoption.  For more information, CLICK HERE
(This information was last updated on November 7, 2014.)

Bylaw Violations

Permit dog to interrupt peace
Continuous barking that disturbs the quiet, peace, rest, enjoyment, comfort, and/or convenience of any person(s) in the neighbourhood, is prohibited and penalties are as follows:


Early Payment

Late Payment
Each Offence




Running at Large
A pet running at large can be a danger to itself, other animals, pedestrians, and motorists.  Please keep pets under control while on your property and secured on a leash or in a pet carrier when taken from your property.  Penalties for running at large are:



Early Payment

Late Payment

Each Offence
75.00 50.00 100.00

Specific information and other penalties regarding Animal Control and Noise Control may be obtained at the Town of Creston office.

Health Issues
When walking your dog, be prepared to clean up any excrement.  It is the handler's responsibility to remove such material.  Your cooperation in this matter will make our community more enjoyable for all.  The Bylaw contains a fine of $50.00 for failure to clean up any excrement.

Dogs are not permitted in our Town parks except for the Dog park.

Animal Pound
The Town of Creston Animal Pound is located at the Creston Veterinary Clinic.

If your pet is missing, please feel free to phone the Creston Veterinary Clinic at 250-428-9494.

For more information, please contact us.