Animal Control

Lost your dog or cat? Found a stray? In Rossland, contact the BC SPCA West Kootenay Community Animal Centre at (250)509-0297. If you have found or lost a dog that has a City of Rossland Dog Tag please contact city hall at 250-362-7396 and we’ll try our best to help you out. 

If your dog has been picked up for the first time by our bylaw officer and is licensed, the city will try to contact you to return your dog free of charge. If your dog is unlicensed or has been picked up before your dog will be taken to the Trail SPCA. Impound fees and fines range from $80.00 to $200.00+ for third offenses.

Dogs must be on a leash and under your control at all times on all municipal property. Please note dogs are not allowed in the following areas:

  • Nickleplate Park
  • Jubilee Park
  • School District # 20 Properties (MacLean School and Rossland Secondary School)
  • Wading Pool Park
  • Centennial Park
  • Cook Avenue Park
  • Museum Park
  • Pioneer Park

Whether on public or private property, pick up after your dog and dispose of the droppings in a garbage can. For your convenience, plastic scoop bags are stocked at the beginning to the Centennial Trail. It is a bylaw offence to not pick up after you dog. 

If you require further information on this subject please contact city hall to request a copy of Bylaw # 2548 – Animal Control Bylaw. 

For issues regarding bears or other wildlife, see our Bear Aware page, or contact the Conservation Office in Castlegar at 1-250-365-8611.