What is Dog Control?
Dog Control is a form of Bylaw Enforcement.  K-9 Control is the contractor for the enforcement of dog control bylaws in the following areas:

North Okanagan:

  • City of Vernon
  • District of Coldstream
  • Village of Lumby
  • Electoral Areas B and C
  • Part of Electoral Area D in the Lumby & District Fire Protection Area.
  • Township of Spallumcheen


  • City of Salmon Arm
  • Parts of Columbia-Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) in Ranchero, Sorrento, Blind Bay and Eagle Bay.


Large Animal Pound
K-9 Control also provides Large Animal Pound services for the Township of Spallumcheen and the City of Vernon.

Online Licensing now available! Click to purchase or renew a 2017 RDNO dog licenseBylaws:
See Dog Control Bylaws for more information.

Dog Licensing:
See Dog Licensing and Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Why are there Dog Control bylaws?
Respecting the rights of your neighbours and ensuring that your dog is not causing problems or bad feelings in the neighbourhood is an important aspect of community living.  Bad neighbours and bad dogs can make living in a community very unpleasant.  Aggressive, barking and roaming dogs can cause tempers to flare.  For this reason, many communities have adopted dog control bylaws to regulate the keeping of dogs.

I’ve lost my dog, what should I do?
Report a Lost Dog. Call the radio station’s lost and found.  Talk to your neighbours.

I’ve found a dog, what should I do?
Report a Found Dog.

How do I report a problem?
Submit A Complaint Online
Submit a Complaint Online

How do I report a Change of Address, Phone Number, etc?
Use our Change of Address form to update your address, phone number, etc.