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Vancouver has general rules in place for pet ownership, as well as animal control by-laws, pet registration requirements and regulations with regards to dog droppings and aggressive animals.
Vancouver has established by-laws to licence and regulate dogs and other animals.
Dogs older than three months of age must be licenced annually in the City of Vancouver. A fee is payable. Other municipalities in the Metro Vancouver area have similar by-laws.
Licences can be purchased through city halls and some other municipal facilities. Guide and assistance dogs for the physically challenged must also be licenced, but do not pay a fee.
When applying for a licence the following information must be provided:
All dogs older than three months of age must wear a collar with the current dog licence tag attached.
No licencing of cats is required by the City of Vancouver. The animal control by-law requires that every animal (including cats) must be under the supervision of its owner unless it is on the owner's property.
The City of Vancouver requires that owners of dogs must immediately pick up and dispose of excrement left by their dogs in public areas. Guide and assistance dogs for the physically challenged are exempt.
The City of Vancouver regulates the keeping and muzzling of aggressive dogs. No breeds are specified under City of Vancouver aggressive dog by-laws.