Animal Control is currently being looked after by the local SPCA. Please call 902-893-7968 to speak with a by-law officer.


Read the Dog By-law - Chapter 35 (November 2022) here.This can also be viewed on our By-laws page.


Dog Licenses & Tags

Every dog in the Municipality of Colchester must be licensed and wear a dog tag. Having a licence helps your dog be brought home sooner when they are lost or loose. Licenses are good for one year, from January to December.

Each tag is $12.00 and can be purchased from any of the following:

  • The By-law Enforcement Officer
  • Community Development Department, County Office
  • Pilot's Doggy Daycare, Salmon River
  • Central Nova Animal Hospital, Bible Hill
  • Fundy Veterinarians (both Murray Siding and Shubenacadie locations)
  • Truro Veterinary Hospital, Truro
  • Stay N' Play Canine Centre, Truro
  • Future Worx Tatamagouche
  • 'The Store' (formerly Grant's Grocery in North River)
  • SPCA Truro
  • Cross Roads Boarding, Behavior, and Training, Great Village

pdf Download the Dog Registration Form (471 KB)

Lost Dogs

Follow the suggestions below to find your lost dog:

  • post your dog on the lost and found section on the radio
  • speak to neighbours
  • call the Animal Control Officer
  • contact the Nova Scotia Lost Dog Network