Canine Control

General Information for Dog Owners

A stray dog with a tag is a happy dog as he/she can be easily reunited with her family if lost. Please help us to protect your pet, and buy a tag. Tags are available at the Southgate Municipal Office.
It is important for dog owners to know that in the interest of public safety no person shall allow a dog to run at large in the Township. Any dog found running at large is in contravention of the Southgate Canine Control By-law and may be seized and impounded by the Canine Control Officer. The Canine Control Officer may enter on any public property, or private property with the consent of the owner or tenant, for the purpose of capturing any dog running at large. The current by-law can be viewed through the following website link:
                                                                                Canine Control By-Law 15-2011

Dog License Fees:

All dog owners in the Township must purchase a dog tag for each dog they own. These may be purchased at the municipal office and must be affixed to the dog’s collar. In March of each year, you will receive an updated tag for your dog along with an invoice for the current year's fee. Please remember to replace your existing dog's tag with the new one. The rates are:
All Dogs (maximum of three)             $20.00 each / year
Replacement Tag                               $2.00 each
To register your dog fill in the online form click here

What to do for a Lost Dog?

  1. A stray dog has shown up at your house:
    Call the Canine Control Officer between 8:00 am and 9:00 pm or after hours send a message by email or text, and if possible include a picture or description of the dog and the dog’s tag number if available.
  2. If the lost dog you find is in critical condition from a vehicle accident and is immobile from the injury or has visual bleeding wounds, call the Canine Control Officer phone number for a 24/7 emergency response or the contact the Ontario Provincial Police.
 
  1. My dog has gone missing:
  1. Follow the Facebook page: Lost and found Dogs of Grey, Bruce, Wellington,& Dufferin Counties; and
  2. Call the Canine Control Officer between 8:00 am and 9:00 pm or after hours send a message by email or text message using the contact information below, plus include a description and a recent picture of your dog if possible.

Canine Control Officer Contact Information:            

Karyn Foster  
Phone: 519-334-4016
Cell or Text Message: 519-374-5813
Email: rodeo@ehtel.ca

Note: If you are calling with an after-hours emergency, please call 519-374-5813 or 519-334-4016 and leave a message explaining the details and nature of the situation. A canine emergency is when the dog is in critical condition, suffering from an accident and is immobile from the injury or has visual bleeding wounds that needs immediate veterinarian care. If after making 2 emergency calls to the Canine Control Officer without a response, call 519-375-0122.