Municipal Services

Animal Control

The Municipality of Callander regulates the licencing and control of dogs and cats within the Municipality. 


All dog and cat owners are required to register and obtain tags for their dogs and cats within fifteen days of becoming the owner, or within fifteen days of becoming a resident of the municipality. The tags are valid for the period of one calendar year (from January 1st to December 31st) and must be renewed annually.  Tags must be kept on the dog or cat for which they were issued at all times, except for while a dog is being lawfully used for hunting in the bush. Tags may be obtained from the Municipal Office or the Animal Control Officer.

The costs for tags are:

Dog or Cat - spayed or neutered  (each) $15.00
Dog or Cat - NOT spayed or neutered  (each) $20.00
Replacement Tag (in same year)  $ 5.00



Owners of dogs and cats in the Municipality of Callander must follow ensure that their animals are kept under control as follows:



If you see a dog running loose, Callander has retained an Animal Control Officer for the retrieval of animals at large.  The Animal Control Officer is Sandy Briggs, who can be contacted at 705-724-2676 (Powassan). 

For other matters related to the enforcement of the animal control by-law, please contact the Municipality of Callander’s By-law Enforcement Officer, Jim Warren, at 705-752-1410 ext. 233.


For More Details: Please see the Animal Control By-law.