Animal Control


Animal Control Services 

Municipal Law Enforcement Services (MLES) is contracted to provide animal control services in the Municipality of Mississippi Mills. MLES enforces the Municipality's By-laws including dogs at large, stoop-and-scoop violations and dog attacks.



 By-Law 14-21 Animal Control


Reporting Animal Control Concerns

For dogs at large, poop-and-scoop violations or dog attacks contact Municipal Law Enforcement Services (MLES) at 613-809-7048 or

Licensing Dogs (Dog Tags)

All dogs in the Municipality of Mississippi Mills must be licensed. To obtain a license and dog tag(s) you must complete and submit a dog tag registration form found at the link below.

Dog Tag Registration Form  

Dog licenses expire on December 31st each year and can be renewed by visiting the Municipal Office or by mailing the registration form along with the appropriate proof documents and  applicable fee to the Municipal Office at 3131 Old Perth Road, PO Box 400, Almonte ON K0A 1A0.

License fees:

 Non-spayed / Non-neutered  $ 30.00
 Spayed  or Neutered (proof required)  $ 20.00
 Microchipped (proof required)  $15.00
 Guide Dogs / Puppies (proof required)  No charge
  Replacement Tags (if lost)  $5.00
 Kennel Licence   $100.00

Why should I license my dog?

  • If your dog gets lost or is injured it is the fastest, easiest and most cost effective way of identifying your dog and getting in contact with you.
  • Licensed dogs are more likely to be returned home.
  • Licensing your dog shows that you are a responsible pet owner.
  • The information given about your dog at licensing aids in the care of individuals exposed to dog bite

Dog Limit

If you live in Almonte Ward, Hamlets of Blakeney, Appleton, Clayton, Pakenham or in registered plans of subdivision, you are permitted to keep no more than 3 dogs.

If you live in areas other than those listed above, you are permitted to keep no more than 6 dogs

Hunters are permitted to keep no more than 12 dogs.

Stray and Abandoned Dogs

For pound services contact: 

Almonte Veterinary Services
10 Industrial Drive
Almonte ON K0A 1A0

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm (open until 8:00 pm on Wednesday)
Saturday 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Closed for all STAT holidays