Animal Control is currently being looked after by the local SPCA. Please call 902-893-7968 to speak with a by-law officer.
Apply for your new 2023 dog license
Dog registration is an easy way to ensure that your dog is returned to you if you ever lose your animal. It also may keep you from being liable for any damage your dog may do to someone else’s property. The Town receives numerous calls from residents who have found a stray and because of a tag; the animal and its owner are able to be reunited.
Registration Fee: $25.00 for each dog
To get your dog license, you can choose from below:
- stop by the Town Hall for the form and payment in person or
- call Town Hall and complete the information via phone, have the form mailed to you, mail payment to PO Box 8, Stewiacke, NS B0N 2J0 or
- complete the application form and send payment via e-transfer to
Once payment is received you will receive the dog tag for your dog.
The Town of Stewiacke strives to foster a safe environment where people and pets can live together under our Dog By-Law. Pet owners are responsible for licensing their dogs and ensuring that they don't cause a disturbance. Here's a quick guide to animal issues in Stewiacke, including dog licensing, lost pets, and how to register a complaint.
The owner of any dog classified as a "dangerous dog" must license their dog as a dangerous dog in the municipal registry each year.
Violating the Regulations
Pet owners found to be in violation of Dog By-Law regulations will be liable for penalties and subject to penalty costs as outlined in Schedule B – Penalties. Be safe, be sure, and register your dog!
Registering a Complaint
To register a complaint regarding a violation of the Dog By-Law, contact the Animal Control Line at (902) 639-2231.
Here's what you need to know about filing a complaint:
You may have to provide a witness statement for Animal Control to proceed with an investigation. If you're not willing to provide a statement and appear in court, Animal Control may not be able to act on your concern.
You should be aware that all information provided to Animal Control is subject to Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy legislation (FOIPOP) and legal disclosure.
During the investigation, complainant and witness information is kept confidential. However, if the matter proceeds to prosecution, all information relating to the investigation, including the identity of complainants and witnesses must be shared with the defence.
Details are important. The more detail you can provide, the easier it will be to act on your complaint. Depending upon the nature of your complaint, you may be required to provide specific information about the pet, its owner, and the incident.