Animal Control Bylaw
The City of Rossland enforces our Animal Control Bylaw to make sure Rossland’s human and non-human residents feel safe and free to enjoy all our great urban spaces, parks, and trails.
Dogs must have a valid City dog licence. Please make sure the dog tag is attached to your dog’s collar. The City Bylaw Officer will try to contact the owner of a licensed dog-at-large to return the dog free of charge. However, if this is a re-occurring event, if the dog is unlicensed, or if the owner cannot be located then the dog may be transported to the BC SPCA West Kootenay & District Branch in Castlegar, and the owner will be charged the appropriate fines as per the City’s Animal Control Bylaw and all applicable impound fees.
Please note that dogs must be on a leash and under your control at all times within City limits. If your dog attacks another animal or bites a person, hefty fines will apply and your dog may be deemed dangerous.
Dog Parking Stations
We know you love your furry friends, however dogs are not permitted to be tied and left unattended in the downtown core. The City has designated dog parking stations located throughout downtown. These stations are meant for brief stops or errands while you are walking your dog and not to be used for an extended period. Dog Parking Stations can be found at the following locations:
- Below Ferraro Foods/Behind Harry LeFevre Square
- Rossland City Hall at 2196 LeRoi Avenue (East side)
- Behind the BC Liquor Store on the West side of the parking lot
- Cold Beer & Wine store by the parking lot
- Rossland Public Library in the green space
- Beside the Post Office
It’s your ‘doody’ to pick up after your pet. Whether on public or private property, please pick up after your dog and dispose of the droppings in a garbage can. For your convenience, plastic scoop bags are stocked at several locations throughout town, such as trailheads, parks and bus stops. It is a bylaw offence to not pick up after your dog, and really who wants to step in or smell the “doo doo” especially in the spring when the snow starts to melt!
If you have any further questions, please contact City Hall at (250)362-7396