Dog Licenses

Every dog living in the Township of Alnwick/Haldimand needs a current dog tag each year. Read more about dog tags and fees and fill out an application form.

Joint Animal Control Municipal Service Board

The Corporation of the Township of Alnwick/Haldimand, Township of Hamilton, Town of Cobourg and Municipality of Port Hope are partnering to provide a Joint Animal Control Services Program.

All four municipal partners run their dog tag programs in accordance with the calendar year. Dog tags are sold at each local municipal office. The Joint Animal Control Services Program offers animal control and enforcement services for domestic animals (dogs and cats) within the four (4) municipalities' geographic areas.

Municipal Animal Services

The Municipal Animal Services are committed to the care and well-being of all animals in its mandate. They catch lost animals and arrange for pet adoptions. If the Municipal Animal Services finds your lost pet, you will have to pay a $30 Impound Fee and a $15/night Board Fee (plus HST) to get your pet released.

The Municipal Animal Services is located at 2363 Theatre Road South (between Highway 2 and Telephone Road). You can call their office at 905-885-7808 or Dispatch at 905-885-8092.

Animal Control By-Laws

Please read the Animal Control by-law for information about the by-laws regulating animals in the Township of Alnwick/Haldimand.

View the Animal Control By-Law No. 133-2019

Backyard Hens

Learn more about the rules surrounding backyard hens in the Township of Alnwick/Haldimand.