Animal Control

The City of Timmins works with PADS-K9 Protection and Detection and the Timmins and District Humane Society to address animal welfare. 

The City's By-Law 2021-8593 Licensing, Registration, Regulation and Control of Cats and Dogs regulates the keeping, licensing, containment, and control of dogs and cats. By-Law 1994-4232 Regulate & Prohibit Keeping of Certain Kinds of Animals regulates the keeping and control of certain animals, sometimes classified as exotic, including birds and reptiles. 

Have your pets spayed or neutered.

If you're not a breeder, please spay or neuter your pet to help control the animal population.

If you are a dog breeder within the City of Timmins, make sure you have a kennel club affiliation, a City of Timmins Business Licence, and are also zoned for your type of business. This helps reduce indiscriminate breeding and puppy mills, as well as helps to maintain a good quality of dog who is healthy and limits unwanted, uncared for pets.   

Off-Leash Areas

Two off-leash dog areas are available in Timmins:

  • Rainbow Loop at Hershey Conservation Area
  • Dog Park off Mattagami Blvd.   

Your pet must be leashed on all other trails or public parks within the Corporation of the City of Timmins. An Enforcement Officer is authorized to give you a By-Law Infraction Ticket if you are discovered with your dog off-leash on a trail or at a public park not designated as an off-leash area. 

Dog and Cat Licences 

As a responsible pet owner, you are required to have your cat/dog licensed.

All tags - for both dogs (eight weeks old and up) and cats - expire December 31 of each calendar year. New tags are available at Timmins District Humane Society, located at 620 Mahoney Road, and PADS K9's office, located at 190 Third Ave.

For convenience, licences can also be purchased from the animal control officer when they are out on-duty, with either a debit or Visa.                          

Pet Tip of the Month - June:

The nights are getting longer, and everyone is staying out to visit friends including your dog.  After a winter in the house, your dog may not be as social as they usually are. This is a cry for help from your dog.

You need to contact a trainer and work on your dog's social behaviour before something serious happens. If things escalate, there could be severe injuries to one or multiple dogs or even an owner if they try to intervene. Don't end up with fines and a dangerous dog label, instead, make your dog one of the crowd. There is help out there, just a call away.