Dogs - Town of Gravenhurst
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Dog Licence Program

A dog licence is the best protection your dog can have. It speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves.

Dog Licences can be purchased at:

  • Pet Valu 351 Talisman Dr. Unit 3 (Rio Can Centre)
  • Town of Gravenhurst Office  - Application for Dog Licence (Application Form)

A veterinarian's certificate is required to show proof of rabies inoculation.   Spayed or neutered certificates must be displayed for licence discounts. 

Licence fees are as follows:

  • male or female dog (includes Therapy Dogs)      $25.00
  • dog owned by person over 65                           $20.00
  • spayed or neutered dog                                   $15.00
  • Kennel Licence                                                $75.00
  • Service Dog- (guide dog)                                  No Charge

All full or part-time residents must obtain a dog licence(s) for their dog(s).  Within Gravenhurst there is a maximum of two or three dogs per household depending on where you reside.  To see how many dogs you are permitted please see the Dog Control By-law (PDF). 

All dogs using the Staff Sergeant Larry Bigley K9 Park. (Off Leash Dog Park off John Street) must have attached to their collar a current dog licence tag.

Effective October 28, 2005 under authority of the Dog Owners' Liability Act all "grandfathered" pit bulls must be sterilized.


Taking Your Dog Out For a Walk?

Dogs must be on a leash no longer than six feet in length when off its owner's property. They must be maintained under control at all times. 


No owner shall allow persistent barking, whining or other similar persistent noise making by any domestic pet. This prohibition is in effect 24 hours a day.  

Bite Free Seminar

If your group, school, or club would like to host a Bite Free Seminar, please contact:

Mr. Tom Molloy
Orillia Branch of the O.S.P.C.A.
Phone: 705-325-1305
Email: T Molloy

Dog Behaviour and Training Tips

Need help training your pet? The OSPCA has provided the following information on pet training and behavioral problems.