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Dog Tag Prices

Effective January 19th, 2016 as decided by Council, the price of dog tags will be increasing.

Dog tags purchased until March 31st - $15.00

Dog tags purchased April 1st – December 31st will now be $30.00.

Microchipped dogs with paperwork/proof will be $5.00

MNR Licensed hunting dogs will still be $5.00

Service dogs do not pay for a Township of Lanark Highland’s dog tag.

2019 Dog Tags

It's that time of year again to begin thinking about renewing your dog licence!

The Townships Animal Control By-Law # 2004-502 provides for the annual licensing, regulating and registering of all dogs and imposes a licence fee on all dog owners.

Please click here to view and print copies of the Township Dog Tag Form for mailing to the office with :
- Cheque with the Fee per dog
- Proof Of Microchip
- Self-Addressed Return Envelope, or request to pickup tags at our office

2019 Fees

Dog Tag

$15.00 from January 1st 2019 – March 31st 2019
$30.00 from April 1st 2019 – December 31st, 2019

Licensed Hunting Dog
*valid MNR license required


Micro Chipped Dogs
*micro chip papers must be provided in order to obtain a license at no charge

*the dog is still required to be registered and wear a 2019 dog tag

Replacement Tags


Service dogs do not pay for a Township of Lanark Highland’s dog tag.

By-Law No. 2004-502 Being a By-Law to Regulate the Keeping and Control of Animals

Click here to read the by-law.

Where to Purchase a Tag?

Dog Tags can be purchased at the Township Office using cash, cheque or debit during regular office hours Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you would like to have your dog tag sent to you in the mail, please send a self addressed stamped envelope along with a cheque made payable to the Township of Lanark Highlands and the following information:

• Owners name, address & phone number

• Dog's Name

• Breed

• Age

• Colouring

• Sex

• Special markings (if any)

• Copy of the Micro Chip papers & or MNR Hunting Dog License (if applicable)

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Township.

Animals Running at Large

An animal shall be deemed to be running at large if found any place other than the premises of the owner and not under the control of any person. The Animal Control Officer may seize any animal found running at large in the Township and cause such animal to be impounded or returned to the owner.

Barking Dogs

Owners of a dog shall take all precautions necessary to prevent the dog from barking in order to not disturb the peace and quiet of any residence or persons in the vicinity.

Poop & Scoop

Dog owners must pick up after their pet. Owners of a dog who allow waste to be placed on public property or private property not owned by the dog owner are liable to a fine.

Pit Bulls

The Dog Owners Liability Act (DOLA) requires that ALL Pit Bulls be spayed/neutered, on a leash of no more than 1.8 metres in length, and muzzled when off the property of the owner. When on the property of the owner, the property must be securely enclosed to prevent the pit bull from breaking out of the property.

Pit bulls can be seized by Animal Control if it is felt they are behaving in a menacing manner, have bitten or attacked a person or animal, or are considered to be a Prohibited Pit Bull (i.e. one that has not been spayed/neutered).

It is illegal to give away or sell Pit Bulls or their puppies in Ontario. The only agencies that can sell or give away these dogs are pounds and shelters.

Failure to comply with the Dog Owners’ Liability Act (DOLA) could result in charges or the dog could be ordered destroyed. For a copy of the DOLA or further information please visit www.e-laws.gov.on.ca


Spaying/Neutering can help to prevent your pet from wandering, and reduces the risk of many diseases. Every year unwanted animals end up in municipal pounds, cared for at public expense. If you are unable to keep your dog/cat, call Animal Control or your local pound or shelter. Please do not leave these animals to fend for themselves. This practice is inhumane and against the law.

Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA)

Animal Control and Animal Cruelty are two different agencies. When considering which agency to call consider this - Animal Control protects people from animals, Cruelty Agents (OSPCA) protect animals from people. If you suspect animal cruelty or neglect, please call the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) at 613-310-7722.

Contact Information

Animal Control Officer, Anita Stuart
613-267-9337 Emergency Pager
(this pager does not take voice messages - please dial your phone number using the keypad of your touchtone phone)
*All calls are confidential.

Livestock Evaluator

Keeping your flock safe from predators is critical. Information on preventative measures and compensation after the fact can be found on the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs website at www.omafra.gov.on.ca or by calling 1-877-424-1300.

If you are the owner of livestock or poultry and have suffered a loss of livestock due to predation by a coyote, wolf or stray dog please call the Livestock Evaluator.

Contact Information

Livestock Evaluator, Ross Creighton

Bear Wise

The Bear Wise Program teaches people about black bears as well as things they must do to keep bears away from urban and semi urban areas. For more information please click on the following link http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/Bearwise/.