Responsible pet ownership

The City of Airdrie has a Animal Control Bylaw No. B-33/2016 outlining the responsibilities of animal ownership. This is a brief overview of the bylaw.

Animal owners must:

  • Keep dog on a leash unless in a designated off-leash area
  • Purchase a dog licence once the dog is three months old
  • Make sure your dog’s license is on your dog at all times
  • Clean up after your dog
  • Purchase a cat licence 
  • Not allow cats to roam off your property

Animal must not:

  • bite anyone
  • injure anyone
  • chase, threaten or attack a person or animals
  • bark, howl or disturb anyone
  • cause damage to property or other animals
  • scatter garbage
  • wander into any swimming, bathing or splash pool/park that is provided for public use

Animal owners are responsible for:

  • picking up all feces produced by their dogs or cats both on and off their property
  • not owning more than three dogs and cats per household


Barking can be a major annoyance for your family and your neighbours. If your dog’s barking is an issue, you could try:

  1. Putting your dog in a private area of your yard away from neighbourhood noises
  2. Enrolling your dog in obedience classes
  3. Purchasing or renting a barking deterrent device through a pet store or your veterinarian
  4. Speaking with your veterinarian about other options

Dog barking complaints
Concerned about a barking dog? Contact Airdrie Municipal Enforcement for a dog barking package.


Understanding Animal Behaviour

Airdrie Municipal Enforcement is hosting an event in September to help promote responsible pet ownership.

In this free information session on dog behaviour, you will learn to interpret and analyze behaviour cues, understand what kinds of training may help your animal become better pets and have an open dialogue with residents in our community in promoting responsible pet ownership.

The session will be facilitated by Nikeae Michalchuk. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and is a qualified Court Expert Witness in eight areas of Canine Behaviour. Michalchuk has over 15 years’ experience as a Peace Officer/Specialty Dog Handling in Alberta.

When: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019

Time: 6 - 9 p.m.

Where: Genesis Place (800 East Lake Blvd NE), Rotary Room

Cost: Free

Please do not bring your pets to the session! Be sure to leave your pets at home. 

For more information, please contact Municipal Enforcement at 403.948.8892.


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P. 403.948.8892

F. 403.948.0619


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