Respecting neighbours through responsible pet ownership

Did you know that there are over 2,000 dogs in McKenzie Towne in 7145 homes? That’s why we have 30 dog bag stations placed throughout the community and we encourage dog owners to utilize these convenient stations. Continued use of these stations ensures our community pathways and sidewalks remain clean and safe for everyday use.

Pet owners must comply with the City of Calgary’s Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw. Whether you’re a pet owner or a non-pet owner, we are all neighbours and have an impact on each other’s lives. Effects can be through interactions such as personal connections, noises or smells. Pets are an extension of these interactions and the City of Calgary has outlined simple items cat and dog owners must ensure to follow.

The City of Calgary's Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw regulates animals in our city. This is a brief overview of the bylaw. Please refer to the actual bylaw for more detailed information. Original copies of the bylaw are available at the City Clerk's office.

With the addition of the Splash park at the Prestwick Common, there is no longer dogs allowed anywhere near the splash park. We do not want to contaminate the water system.


From the City of Calgary website:

According to the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw, cat owners must ensure their cats:



From the City of Calgary website:

According to the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw, dog owners must ensure their dogs:

According to the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw, dog owners:


Because these bylaws exist, it empowers us to keep each other accountable to a common code. Everyone has the right to have their person and property be respected. When pet bylaws are not adhered to, owners are exposed. Fines for failing to comply with the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw range from $25 to $1,500.

Filing a complaint

If you know of a bylaw infraction and would like to report it to Animal & Bylaw Services, please call 3-1-1 (from within Calgary) or 403-268-CITY (2489) (from outside Calgary).