Dog on the beach

Responsible dog ownership

Owning a pet is a happy experience, but before owning a dog there are a lot of responsibilities to consider.

Before you own

All animals need attention, interaction, and room to roam. Recognize the impact of bringing a dog into your home.

Once you own 

All animals require full time care and attention. Learn how to best support your dog to have a happy and fulfilled life.

Concerned about a dog?

If you are concerned about a dog, report an issue online.

Animal Services staff will be able to help you with such concerns as:

  • Attacking or aggressive dogs
  • Barking dogs
  • Neglected or stray dogs 
  • Injured dogs
  • Unlicensed dogs
  • Dogs tied up outside a business
  • Dogs on a beach
  • A dog attack in the past
  • Dogs off-leash outside of an off-leash area

Learn about dog off-leash areas in Vancouver

Contact Animal Services

1280 Raymur Ave
Vancouver, BC V6A 3L8

Street parking is limited on Raymur and Malkin. Park on neighbouring streets.

Phone: 604-873-7000
Fax: 604-871-6862

Animal Services hours

Daily, 10am to 6pm

Pet adoption 

By appointment only, email

Closed on holidays.