K9 Control has joined Facebook

K9 Control has create a Facebook page to harness the power of social networking to help reunite dogs with their owners.  Head on over to Facebook to give us a like!

We will post photos of impounded dogs that are in search of their owners.  Please SHARE with your network.

From time to time, we may also advertise dogs that are looking for a new forever home. Again, please SHARE and check back often!

If you’ve lost your dog, please head to our Facebook page and post a photo and description of your lost dog – be sure to include where your dog was last seen or heading towards, and how to contact you. We moderate all posts to our page, so your post may not appear immediately. Inappropriate posts will be deleted.  Remember to also file a Lost Dog report, talk to your neighbours and call the radio station.

Got a Dog? Get a Licence!

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2015 RDNO licence tag for dogs residing in Vernon, Coldstream, Lumby, Electoral Areas B, C and part of D.

Reference: RDNO Bylaw 2466

Save by purchasing your dog licence BEFORE January 1st, 2015:
Fees for Altered Dog: $20  / Un-altered Dog: $55

After January 1st, 2015:
Fees for Altered Dog: $35 / Un-altered Dog: $75

Applies to any resident keeping a dog within:

  • City of Vernon
  • District of Coldstream
  • Village of Lumby
  • RDNO Electoral Areas B, C and that part of Area D within the Lumby & District Fire Protection Area

Dog licences available at:

  • K9 Control Services
  • City of Vernon
  • District of Coldstream
  • Village of Lumby
  • RDNO
  • AJ’s Pets and Things
  • Bosley’s
  • Briteland
  • Central Animal Hospital
  • Crescent Falls Veterinary Hospital
  • Creekside Animal Clinic
  • Fun 4 All Pet Resort
  • Healthy Spot
  • Natural Choice Dog Salon
  • Pet Planet
  • Rusty Spur Tack & Feed
  • Shampooches
  • Smoochies for Poochies
  • Sunridge Vet Clinic
  • Total Pet
  • White Valley Veterinary Services

For more information contact:

  • K9: 250.545.8070
  • RDNO: 250.550.3700

Dog Parks in Greater Vernon

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Residents and visitors are encouraged to take advantage of local off-leash parks in Greater Vernon.

Look for signs, bag dispensers and receptacles at each dog park.

In Greater Vernon’s mixed use parks that permit dogs, such as Marshall Fields, dog owners are asked to keep their dogs on-leash.

“It is about ensuring the safety of all users, while balancing the recreational needs of the community.”

Please enjoy your visit to the dog park:

  • Supervise children at all times.
  • Keep dogs under control at all times.
  • Clean up after your dog immediately, and dispose of waste properly.

More information:

Safety at the dog park: how to know when play gets too rough

Going to the dog park has become something dog owners think they almost have to do.

“Our society has gone from thinking dog play is fun to thinking dog play is vital,” says Robin Bennett, co-author of “Off-Leash Dog Play: A Complete Guide to Safety and Fun.”

But not all dogs are suited to this kind of play, experts say – and even if yours seems to be having a good time, you need to watch closely and keep connected with your dog.

Click to Read Full Article

http://globalnews.ca/news/1128266/safety-at-the-dog-park-how-to-know-when-play-gets-too-rough/

Got a Dog? Get a Licence!


Reference: RDNO Bylaw 2466

Save by purchasing your dog licence BEFORE January 1st, 2014:
Fees for Altered Dog: $20  / Un-altered Dog: $55

After January 1st, 2014:
Fees for Altered Dog: $35 / Un-altered Dog: $75

Applies to any resident keeping a dog within:

  • City of Vernon
  • District of Coldstream
  • Village of Lumby
  • RDNO Electoral Areas B, C and that part of Area D within the Lumby & District Fire Protection Area

Dog licences available at:

  • K9 Control Services
  • City of Vernon
  • District of Coldstream
  • Village of Lumby
  • RDNO
  • Smoochies for Poochies
  • Crescent Falls Vet Clinic
  • AJ’s Pets and Things
  • Total Pet
  • Briteland
  • Central Animal Hospital
  • Natural Choice Dog Salon
  • Creekside Vet Clinic
  • Healthy Spot
  • Sunridge Vet Clinic
  • Pet Planet
  • Bosley’s
  • Shampooches

For more information contact:

  • K9: 250.545.8070
  • RDNO: 250.550.3700

Keep wildlife safe from dogs

Dogs chasing park wildlife – Vernon Morning Star
By Staff Writer – Vernon Morning Star Published: August 25, 2013 1:00 AM
Click to view article on Vernonmorningstar.com

There have been complaints about dogs running loose in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park and chasing wildlife, including deer.

Authorities want the leash tightened on dogs terrorizing wildlife.

There have recently been complaints of dogs running loose in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park and in one case, an off-leash dog reportedly killed a fawn.

“While B.C. Parks was investigating this complaint, the same dog caught and killed a marmot at Juniper Bay as witnessed by a number of people,” says a Ministry of Environment statement.

“The owner was subsequently issued a $345 fine under the Wildlife Act.”

Val Buchanan, with the Friends of Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park, is concerned about dogs running at large.

“B.C. Parks has the authority to destroy a dog for killing wildlife in any park,” she said.

Dogs are permitted in all areas of Kal park, with the exception of swimming beaches (Jade/Juniper Bays and Cosens Bay) for public health reasons.

Dogs, however, must be on a leash at all times.

“Dogs off-leash can be in danger from rattlesnake bites,” said Buchanan.

“The snakes are just on trail edges, sunning themselves in the spring and summer.”

There are two dog beaches in the park, one at the south end of Cosens Bay, the other off the Crest Trail on the way to Rattlesnake Point.

“Greater Vernon offers a number of dog parks where pets can be exercised off-leash. One of these, Creekside Park, is located on the way to Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park,” states the ministry.


WildSafeBC

Find a list of Dog Parks in Greater Vernon

Learn more about keeping wildlife wild, and yourself and your dog safe. Visit wildsafebc.com for more information.

WildSafeBC is a program that is designed to reduce human-wildlife conflicts throughout BC. Their motto of “keeping wildlife wild – and communities safe” underscores the belief that if we can keep wildlife living in the wild we can, in turn, make our communities safer for us and at the same time keep wildlife from coming to harm.

WildSafeBC was developed by the BC Conservation Foundation and is a direct descendant of the immensely popular and very successful Bear Aware program that has run since 1999.

Now Taking Business Bookings!

Renew licences prior to January 1.

K9 Control is now taking business bookings. If your employees have 5 or more dogs between them, we can come to your place of business and ensure everyone’s licences are renewed. Please contact us at (250) 545-8070 or (250) 833-8492.