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Dog ownership

The City of Airdrie's ANIMAL CONTROL BYLAW outlines the responsibilities of dog ownership. Please refer to the bylaw for more detailed information.

The bylaw states that dog owners:

  • must purchase a dog license once their dog is three months old
  • ensure that the licence tag is worn by their dog when it is outside of the home
  • adhere to three dogs or less per household
  • do not allow dogs to run at large
  • keep thier dogs on a leash at all times, unless the dogs are in a fenced private yard
  • maintain control of thier dogs in designated off-leash dog parks

Dogs 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

Dog owners are responsible for:

  • picking up all feces produced by their dogs both on and off their property
  • adhering to three dogs or less per household

Making a bylaw complaint