Here you will find a list of resources specific to the Greater Victoria area.

To report animal abuse/neglect, contact the SPCA Cruelty Hotline 1.855 622-7722

Animal Control

The Greater Victoria consists of thirteen municipalities.  Here’s a list of who you need to contact for dog related issues:

Your Dog and the Law

Dogs over the age of four months must be licensed.
If your dog has been spayed or neutered in the previous twelve months, the licence is free the following year.

Municipal Bylaws listed in alphabetical order

Dogs in Pick Up Trucks

Section 72 of the British Columbia Motor Vehicle Act prohibits dogs from being transported loose in vehicles. Drivers can be ticketed by police officers and dog owners can be charged under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act if their dog is injured from being transported in this manner.

Central Saanich
Colwood
Esquimalt
Highlands
Langford
Metchosin
North Saanich
Oak Bay
Saanich
Sidney
Sooke
Victoria
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