Dog licenses/tags are mandatory in Gillies Township for a lifetime fee of $10.00.

How to license your dog

The Township of Gillies requires dog licenses for all dog owners. The supplied dog tag must be attached to your dog’s collar. Please visit the Municipal Office to obtain your dog's tag.

Having a license for your dog makes it easier to find your lost pet. Proper identification means a faster return to your family. If you move, no longer have the dog, or your contact information changes, please let the Township know and we can update your information.

Be prepared to provide a photo of your dog upon application, along with the $10.00 fee which may be paid by cash, cheque, debit/credit.

Fee to license

The license is your dog tag combined with the form to fill out. The cost for a license/tag is $10.00.

Dog license application

Standards of Care for Dogs Kept Outdoors in Ontario

On April 20, 2022, the Ministry of the Solicitor General updated Ontario Regulation 444/19 (Standards of Care and Administrative Requirements) under the Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act, 2019 (PAWS Act). The updated standards of care for dogs kept outdoors and dogs tethered outdoors are now in effect as of July 1, 2022.

In the event of a conflict between a municipal by-law and the updated standards, section 67 of the PAWS Act continues to apply. Section 67 of the PAWS Act specifies that if there is a conflict between a provision of the PAWS Act or its regulations and a municipal by-law related to the welfare of animals or the prevention of cruelty to animals, the provision that provides the greater protection to animals prevails.

For concerns under the PAWS Act call 1-833-9-ANIMAL

PAWS newsletter insert

Provincial Standards of Care - Guidelines