Pets and wildlife

Protect pets from coyotes

Coyotes find their way to residential areas where they may tear open garbage, cause concern for residents and even come into conflict with pets. Always supervise dogs playing outdoors and keep cats inside.

Learn how to avoid coyote conflicts

City wildlife

Urban wildlife is part of life in Guelph where there are 1,000 hectares of parks and open space at our doorstep. With spring’s thaw, animals emerge from their winter slumber to forage for food.

Learn more about dealing with wildlife

Pet safety tips
for a happy holiday season

Be sure to tag
your dog!

New! Purchase tags online and/or voluntarily tag your cat!

Hundreds of stray dogs are impounded every year in Guelph. Providing your dog with proper identification significantly increases the likelihood that your dog will get home promptly in the event that he strays or becomes lost.

Did you know that only 13% of cats that enter the shelter are returned to their owner? Lack of identification is a big reason for this.

Information on dog tags

 

By-laws pertaining to animals

There are a few licences and by-laws which pertain to animals (and insects) in the City of Guelph.

View by-laws

Adopt a pet

Interested in welcoming a cat or dog into your home? Consider adopting from the Guelph Humane Society. View the adoption gallery to see available cats, dogs and other animals.

Adoption gallery

Cats and kittens are also available at satellite locations including PetSmart Silvercreek, Pet Valu Silvercreek, Guelph
Lake Veterinary Hospital, Downey Animal Hospital, Victoria Road Animal Hospital, Campus Estates Animal Hospital, Highway 24 Veterinary Clinic, Southgate Animal Hospital and JT’s Wyndham Variety.

Leash-free zones for dogs
Lose the leash, but keep dogs under control