City offers two week dog licence amnesty program

October 27, 2015 / For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, AB – For two weeks in November, the City of Airdrie is offering dog licence amnesty. Buy a licence between November 2 and 20, 2015 and the City will waive any associated penalties for not having one previously.

“If your dog gets lost, a City of Airdrie licence will help reunite you with your pet,” says Lynn Mackenzie, Team Leader, Municipal Enforcement.

During the period of November 2 – 20, dog owners found with unlicensed dogs will not be fined if the dog owner obtains a City of Airdrie dog licence before November 20. After November 20, Airdrie Municipal Enforcement will enforce a zero tolerance policy on all unlicensed dogs from this point forward. Dog owners will be fined $250 for not having their dog licensed.


  • 12,000 dogs estimated to live in 26,000 Airdrie residences
  • 7,700 dog licences purchased in 2014
  • Accurate dog population numbers help plan for future dog-related services like off-leash areas
  • $50 for an un-neutered or non-spayed dog
  • $30 for a spayed or neutered dog (proof required)
  • Valid for one year from date of purchase

To purchase a new dog license or renew a licence, please visit


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