Off-Leash Dog Park and Dog Agility Course 

Be a responsible pet owner

  • License your pet
  • Pick up after your pet
  • Use a leash
  • Treat your pet responsibly
  • Take your pet to the vet for regular check-ups

Licensing your pet

The first step towards being a responsible pet owner is to license your cat or dog.  This license is your pet's ticket home if lost.  It provides Peace Officers with the information needed to reunite you with your pet.

Under the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw 2566/AC/16, by three months of age all cats and dogs living in the Town of Stony Plain must be licensed.

Cat and dog licenses must be renewed at the beginning of each year or immediately upon becoming the pet's owner.

The Value of Licensing

Your license fees allow Enforcement Services to:

  • Return lost cats and dogs to owners
  • Enforce the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw
  • Feed and shelter lost cats and dogs
  • Provide emergency medical care for lost cats and dogs
  • Help neighbours resolve animal-related conflicts

Pet License Application Form Release of Information Consent Rabies Vaccination Waiver

Update Pet StatusUpdate Pet Information

How old does my pet need to be before I need a license?

If your pet is over three months old you need a license.

How do I get a license for my pet?

You can fill out a Pet License Application and applicable forms online.

OR

You can request a license at Town Hall. 

What documents do I need to get a license?

You will need :

  • proof of rabies vaccination from your vet
  • proof of neutering/spaying (if applicable) from your vet

* If your cat/dog does not have current rabies vaccination documentation, you must complete a Rabies Vaccination Waiver either online or in person (see next question).

 

You will be prompted to attach spay/neuter and rabies vaccination documents from your vet online via the Pet License Application form.  You may also bring them to Town Hall.

What if I don't have proof of rabies vaccination?

You can complete a waiver form online or at Town Hall.

What if I don't have paper proof of spay/neuter?

You have to pay the fee for a pet who is not spayed or neutered.

Proof does not have to be a spay/neuter certificate.  We will accept any documentation from your vet that indicates your pet has been spayed or neutered.

Does my service animal need to be registered?

Yes, service animals do require registration.

How much does it cost?

Fees
Animal Type

Annual Fee

After Oct 1.

Dog or Cat

40.00

25.00

Neutered/Spayed Dog or Cat

20.00

15.00

Nuisance Animal

100.00

100.00

Vicious Animal

150.00

150.00

How do I renew/pay for my license each year?

You can phone in credit payment and we will mail you your pet's new tag.

OR

You can pay with cash, debit, credit, or cheque at Town Hall and receive your pet's new tag immediately.

OR

You can mail in a cheque payable to the Town of Stony Plain, making sure to reference the name of the pet you are licensing.  We will mail you your pet's new tag.

OR

You can leave a cheque payable to the Town of Stony Plain in our night deposit, making sure to reference the name of the pet you are licensing.  We will mail you your pet's new tag.

I no longer have my dog or cat.  How do I notify the Town of Stony Plain?

You can fill in this form online or you can phone Town Hall.

My dog/cat was not spayed/neutered when I registered them, but they are now.  How do I update my pet's file?

You can fill in this form online or you may bring documentation from your vet to Town Hall.  We will update your pet's file once we receive this.

My dog/cat did not have their rabies vaccination when I registered them, but they do now.  How do I update my pet's file?

You can fill in this form online or you may bring documentation from your vet to Town Hall.  We will replace the rabies vaccination waiver on file with your pet's rabies vaccination documentation.

What happens if I lose my pet tag?

You can buy a replacement tag at Town Hall for $5.00.

Does my dog have to wear a license around their neck/collar when off the property?

Yes. You must have a visible Town of Stony Plain dog tag on a harness or collar.

Lost pets

Check the Parkland County Animal Shelter Facebook page or try our online registry search.

Search for Lost Pets

Live Trap Rentals

Rental Agreement

Cat traps (live traps) are purchased by the Town to lend to our residents for the purpose of trapping cats. These traps are only to be used to trap cats and are not to be used to catch other animals. 

  • Traps must be signed out online and paid for at Town Office reception
  • A $100 refundable deposit will be charged prior to the trap being issued. This is a deposit and if the trap is returned in the same condition of which it was issued, the deposit will be refunded.
  • Traps will be available in a no contact location at Public Works for applicants once payment has been received
  • Traps must be returned within 10 days. After 10 days, a non-refundable fee of $10 per week plus GST will be charged
  • When a cat has been trapped, call our Enforcement department at 780-963-8650 and one of our officers will pick up the cat (Cats and traps will only be picked up on normal work days).

Residents are encouraged not to set the trap on weekends as our on call staff will not pick up cats on weekends.

Wild Animals

 Coyotes

Coyotes live in cities throughout North America. It is typical to see a coyote in a park, ravine, other green space and even on your street, at any time of the day or night during all the seasons. Coyotes have adapted very well to life in the city. Food and shelter are plentiful and natural predators are limited, so these animals will continue to live near us.

  • NEVER feed coyotes, either deliberately or inadvertently. Ensure all food you may have with you (human snacks or dog treats) are packed away securely.
  • Keep your dog close to you and on a leash, especially in areas where coyotes are known to live. In an of-leash area, ensure your dog will come to you when called and stand or walk with other people who also have dogs.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and what your dog is doing.
  • Don’t let your dog chase or play with a coyote.
  • Don’t walk your dog in ravine habitats, especially in the spring when coyotes have pups.

When coyotes come too close

  1. Maintain eye contact with the coyote.
  2. Ensure your dog is leashed and behind you. Pick up your small dog.
  3. Do not run; use aversion techniques to scare the coyote away.
  4. If the coyote doesn’t leave, you may be near its den or food source. Do not run; back away slowly while maintaining eye contact and leave the area.

Aversion techniques

  1. Assertively open and close an umbrella or snap open a large plastic garbage bag – these sights and sounds can be scary to a coyote. (Garbage bags are light weight and easy to carry with you on your walks.)
  2. Wave your arms above your head, maintain eye contact and loudly say “Go away coyote!”
  3. Keep doing this until the coyote leaves.
  4. Carry and use a whistle or other noise maker and throw objects in the coyote’s direction to scare it away. NEVER hit or injure a coyote with an object.

Coyotes around your house

Coyotes may be near or at your house because there is a nearby food source – maybe even on your own property.

NEVER feed a coyote. Deliberate feeding of coyotes is an irresponsible activity that causes coyotes to adapt more easily to living and foraging for food around houses and yards. There are many diferent natural food sources for coyotes in the city such as rats and other small rodents, fruit and insects. Coyotes do not require that food be provided to them by people.

Normal Urban Coyote Behaviour

  • Active during all four seasons and during the day and night.
  • Watching or following you and your dog from a comfortable distance – coyotes are very curious.
  • Sitting somewhere in plain view or relaxing or playing in a feld or park, either alone or with other coyotes. 
  • Walking and ignoring you. It’s natural to see coyotes walking on a road or sidewalk in a neighbourhood.
  • Hunting.
  • Yipping and howling.
  • Hesitating and looking back when you’re trying to scare it away. (Keep scaring the coyote until it leaves.)
 Skunks

Skunks are burrowing animals that, despite being timid, adapt surprisingly well to living among humans in urban areas. They are not skilled climbers, so homeowners don’t need to fear them getting into attics and chimneys. However, they will make dens under porches, decks, and sheds by digging as deep as a foot down. 

Why do I have skunks?

In urban settings, they have adapted to living near humans and raid trash cans, gardens, outdoor pet food, and compost piles for food.

Skunks eat almost anything. In the wild, their diets include rodents, eggs, insects, worms, and plants. City-dwelling skunks feed on trash, fruits and vegetables from home gardens, grubs found in residential lawns, and small animals like mice and squirrels. 

Municipal Enforcement DOES NOT remove skunks from your property.