Dog Licensing, Kennels & Canine Control

Canine Control 

For lost dogs, dogs at large, or complaints about a dog(s), please contact R&R Canine Control at 519-509-9985. 

Dog Licensing

Pet owners in Wellington North are required to license their dogs annually.  In urban areas you are limited to three (3) dogs per household.

Kennel Licensing 

The Township of Wellington North regulates and licenses dog kennels within the township. All kennels must comply with the Zoning By-law 66-01 (PDF) and the Kennel By-law 046-17 (PDF)

A kennel is defined as a place where more than three (3) dogs are housed, groomed, bred, boarded, trained, sold or kept for hunting and includes both boarding kennels and breeding kennels.  The kennel must be on a lot or parcel which is 25 acres or greater in size in an Agricultural zone.

Kennel licenses are for a one-year period and the Animal Control Officer conducts inspections of kennels throughout the year to ensure compliance with the by-law.

The maximum number of dogs permitted in a kennel for which a license has been issued shall not exceed twenty fifty (25) dogs.