All dogs and cats over three months old must have a current Town of Cochrane licence. Review the Animal Bylaw, which outlines the authority for licensing, regulation and control of animals within the Town of Cochrane. To obtain a dog or cat licence, call 403-851-2528 or visit our administrative offices at the Cochrane RancheHouse (101 RancheHouse Road) during regular office hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm). Register with the Town and renew the licence online.
Dogs must wear a current Town licence at all times when off their owner's property. A dog licence allows animal services to return your missing dog quickly. It also lets strangers know that your pooch is not a stray and wants to be reunited with his or her family.
One of the most important things you can do to keep your cat healthy and safe is to prevent it from roaming at large in Cochrane. Cats that roam can easily become lost; a licence will ensure a swift reunion should your cat become lost.
Dog - male / female unaltered
Dog - neutered male / spayed female
Dog - male / female under the age of six months when licence purchased
Cat - male / female unaltered
Cat - neutered male / spayed female
* new fees as of April 1, 2016 (as per revised Bylaw)
Second impoundment (within one year)
Third impoundment (within one year)
Fourth and subsequent impoundment (within one year)
Care and subsistence each full day of impoundment (not including intake or release date)
As incurred, animals impounded for three days or more will be given vaccinations.