Animal Control Fort Erie  

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Fort Erie

Animal Control Fort Erie  

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On June 1, 2022 the HSGN began providing Fort Erie residents Animal Control, Humane and Licensing Services

Residents with animals are subject to the Town’s Animal Welfare By-law (By-law 79-2021). The HSGN provides education and enforcement relating to this by-law. To file a complaint regarding an animal in Fort Erie, complainants can call 905-682-0767 or email their concerns to.  

All dog licensing services are handled by the HSGN. To licence your dog visit Additional information is provided below.  

For foster licences please email us. Kennel licence applications are available here: Kennel Licence Application 

Additional Services Provided

NRAS provides the following services for the Fort Erie:

  • Animal bite investigations & prevention education
  • Animal sheltering
  • Humane education
  • Keeping more animals than permitted
  • Keeping prohibited animal species
  • Off leash dogs
  • Stray animal pickup and impoundment
  • Dangerous dogs
  • Removal of deceased animals

NOTE: We request that callers provide as much detail as possible when calling the shelter with complaints, including animal owner information and license plate numbers, where applicable.

For concerns about coyotes, please contact Coyote Watch Canada.

Fort Erie

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Dog Licensing

In the Town of Fort Erie, all dogs 4-months and older are required to be licensed annually. 

Humane Society of Greater Niagara has partnered with DocuPet to provide an enhanced pet licensing experience for Fort Erie residents. Your pet’s licence now includes DocuPet’s free HomeSafe™ 24/7 lost pet service and the option to upgrade to designer licence tag styles with personalization options. Additionally, 20% of every product sale (designer tags, collars and leashes) is donated to Humane Society of Greater Niagara through DocuPet’s Safe&Happy Fund.  

Previously, all licences expired yearly on December 31st but through the new licensing partnership with DocuPet, all licences will be valid for a full 365 days after the date of purchase.  

The new, easy-to-use online licensing service provides a quick and seamless way to license your pet from the comfort of your own home. Licensing fees stay at HSGN to help care for the number of pets brought to the shelter each year as well as provide funding for outreach programs to benefit the community.  

When you register your pet in Fort Erie, you will receive a unique licence ID tag to attach to their collar. Our new licensing process with DocuPet allows residents to select a standard licence tag at no additional charge or upgrade to one of DocuPet’s colourful designer tag styles for $15.  

Each DocuPet tag, standard or designer, doubles as a pet’s official HSGN licence and comes equipped with the HomeSafe™24/7 lost pet service, which relies on a dedicated full time dispatch staff and linked pet profiles to help get lost pets home quickly.