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Animal Control

Peterborough Humane Society 

The Peterborough Humane Society has been contracted by the Municipality of Trent Lakes to provide animal control services.  If you encounter a loose dog in your neighbourhood, you should first contain the loose dog, put a leash on it if you possibly can. If the animal is unapproachable please call 705 745 4722 ext. 202 or 204 immediately.

The contact information for the Peterborough Humane Society is 705-745-4722 or after hours at 705-745-7676. 

If you have any questions regarding the Animal Control Bylaw  or the Agreement with the Peterborough Humane Society please contact the By-law Enforcement Officer, Ric Irvine can be reached at (705) 705-738-3800 or 1-800-374-4009, extension 236 or email

Dogs must be licensed in the Municipality with either a current municipal dog tag or a current dog tag issued from the dog's area of permanent residence.

Dogs are not permitted on any public beaches in the Municipality. A dog on a public beach is considered a public health risk and you could be fined and/or your pet seized. Please respect the rights of others and be a responsible owner by leaving your pets at home when you are visiting these areas. 

Currently the Municipality does not have a Waterfront Dog Park that permits dogs access to the water. 

Dog Tags:

Dog tags are available at Municipal office, 701 County Road 36 and all waste transfer site locations during their normal business hours.

Dog Tags are on sale for $12.00 each until March 31st. After March 31st the tags will be $20.00 each.

Dog tags for next year will not be available for sale until December of this year and will be available at the Municipal office and the waste disposal site locations.

Every attempt is made to locate an owner(s) and return a lost dog to its home so please ensure that all licence and/or ID tags are up to date. Remember, a dog must be licensed and you will be considered liable.

If you are a dog owner please review the By-law: "Regulate and License of Dogs, Kennel Operations and Prohibiting and Regulating of the Running Dogs at Large By-law, B2003-69.


Currently cats are deemed feral animals and as such are not required to be licensed.

If you are having a BEAR PROBLEM please click here for information from the Ministry of Natural Resources.

 yellow lab and man relax under a tree in park


Limitations on the Number of Dogs Permitted Per Property

  • A total of 3 dogs are permitted per parcel of land consisting of 2 acres or less, regardless of how many owners reside on the property.
  • A total of 4 dogs are permitted per parcel of land consisting of more than 2 acres of land and not exceeding 25 acres.
  • No more than a total of 10 dogs are permitted on a parcel of land of more than 25 acres.
We are a POOP N' SCOOP community!
Please clean up after your pet.


Local Animal Shelter Services:

Peterborough Humane Society
385 Lansdowne St. E.
Phone: 705-745-4722
After Hours: 705-745-7676
Web site:

Lakefield Animal Welfare Society
2887 Lakefield Hwy. 29
Phone: 705-652-0588
Web site:

Animal Rescue Krew
620 Brich View Rd, Lakefield
Phone: 705-652-3427