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 - March:

The snow and cold might be great for skiiing, and snowmobiling, but this is not the weather for cats to be let out in.  These animals are small and will lose body heat in a very short period of time. 

The City of Timmins Dog/Cat By-Law sets out a fine for cats and dogs at large, but even without that, it makes sense that if you are tucked up warm in your house, your pets should be too.