What is Dog Control Bylaw Enforcement?

K-9 Control is contracted by the Regional District of North Okanagan to provide dog control services, including dog licensing, investigation of dogs barking excessively and dog attacks, rescue of dogs at large, reuniting dogs with owners, adoptions of dogs, and response to dog complaints.

K9 Control Bylaw Enforcement Officers are appointed by the Regional Board to enforce dog control bylaws in the following North Okanagan communities:

  • City of Vernon
  • District of Coldstream
  • Village of Lumby
  • Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) Electoral Areas B and C
  • Part of RDNO Electoral Area D in the Lumby & District Fire Protection Area
  • Township of Spallumcheen

Read more at http://rdno.ca/dogs.

“Bella” is still the Top Dog Name in the North Okanagan

Bella” remains the most popular name among licensed dogs in the North Okanagan.

According to the Regional District of North Okanagan’s 2017 annual animal control report, the 10 most popular names for licensed dogs in the North Okanagan are, in order:


‘Cooper’ and ‘Daisy’ replace previous #9 Top Dog Name ‘Lucy’ and #10 ‘Sophie’.

The five most common dog species licensed in the North Okanagan in 2017 were, in order, Labrador Retriever, Shih Tzu, Shepherd, Poodle and Terrier.