Animal Control

Animal Control By-Law is under review

What has happened so far?

In March 2017, Town staff held a public consultation meeting to discuss various topics relating to animal control, licensing, standards of care, protective care and enforcement.  Staff presented a report and draft by-law to the Community Services Committee on January 22, 2018 and to Council on January 29, 2018.  Council requested staff to amend the proposed by-law and to report back in March 2018.

Join Us

Community Services Committee (CSC) Meeting
Monday, March 26 at 7p.m.
Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Bronte Room

Interested rescue organizations, foster home owners, pet owners and public are invited to attend the CSC meeting to learn more. The report will be presented to Town Council on April 3, 2018.

More information about the proposed by-law including the staff report are available on the April 3, 2018 Council Meeting Agenda.

Can't make the committee meeting?

Please send any questions or comments by email to


Animal Contol in Oakville

The Town of Oakville has contracted the Oakville and Milton Humane Society to enforce a variety of local animal by-laws and provide animal control services in Oakville.

Animal Control services includes:

  • Pick up of stray animals
  • Removal of dead wildlife on town property including town roads
  • Removal of dead animals on regional roads
  • Enforcement of leash requirements
  • Responding to biting and aggressive dog concerns

For more animal control regulations see the town's animal control by-law.

Dog licensing

All dogs in the Town of Oakville must be licensed.

The Oakville and Milton Humane Society acts as a licensing agent on behalf of the town. Failure to purchase and annually renew your licence could result in a fine.

Dog licences can be purchased online, or you can download the dog license form and send it in by mail or fax. Visit the Oakville and Milton Humane Society website for more information.


For more information or to report an animal control concern, please contact:
Oakville and Milton Humane Society
445 Cornwall Road
Oakville, Ontario
L6J 7S8