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.

Lost Dogs

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 Municipal Enforcement.

Ownership Responsibilities

  • 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.

Canine Contacts

  • Rocky View County Municipal Enforcement
    403.230.1401
    dogs@rockyview.ca
    Dog control, licensing, lost and found, complaints
  • Calgary Humane Society
    4455 - 110 Avenue SE, Calgary
    403.205.4455
    found@calgaryhumane.ca
  • Cochrane & Area Humane Society
    62 Griffin Industrial Point, Cochrane
    403.932.2072
    shelter@cochranehumane.ca

Contact

Municipal Enforcement
T: 403.230.1401
F: 403.230.7091

An Enforcement Officer is available Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Please call 403.230.1401.

Call 911 for immediate emergency assistance such as fire, ambulance and police services.

Other Animals

The Livestock & Animals page provides answers to commonly asked questions regarding keeping pets, livestock or poultry on your property.

For information regarding wildlife, living with wildlife and damage control programs, visit Alberta.ca.

Report an Issue

Use the Report an Issue form to notify us about stray livestock, lost & found pets, unsightly premises, traffic-related concerns, or other issues related to bylaw enforcement.