Animal Regulation Bylaws

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Bylaw Enforcement

City of Coquitlam Bylaw Enforcement, Licensing and Animal Services Department is responsible for animal control in the City of Coquitlam.

As a pet owner or a possible pet owner, it is important to familiarize yourself with the City's policies around pet care. The City's policies are outlined in these City Bylaws:

  1. Animal Care and Control Bylaw No. 4240, 2011;
  2. Noise Regulation Bylaw No. 1233, 1982;
  3. Exotic Animal Prohibition Bylaw, 3838, 2009.


Please note that with the exception of sheltering services provided to the City of Port Moody, we provide services for the City of Coquitlam only. Port Moody strays are housed at our shelter, but we do not handle Port Moody bylaw complaints. You must phone Port Moody Bylaw Enforcement directly at 604-469-4541 for requests for service in Port Moody.

In the Tri-Cities, please call the relevant department responsible for Bylaw Enforcement/Animal Control in your area:

  • Port Coquitlam
    City of Port Coquitlam Bylaw Services at 604-927-5440 or Countryside Kennels (contractor) 604-945-0125.
  • Port Moody
    City of Port Moody Bylaw Services at 604-469-4541 (please note that the Coquitlam Shelter will accept stray animals found in Port Moody if brought to the shelter, but we will not pick up animals in Port Moody unless requested so by the Port Moody Bylaw Services or the Port Moody Police)
  • Anmore
    Village of Anmore at 604-469-9877
  • Belcarra
    Village of Belcarra Bylaw Officer at 604-632-6722

Coquitlam Animal Shelter

Phone: 604-927-7387 (604-927-PETS)
Fax: 604-927-7388
500 Mariner Way, Coquitlam, B.C. V3K 7B6
(Turn West off Mariner Way on Service Centre Driveway, just North of Austin Avenue)

Coquitlam Bylaw & Animal Services

Phone: 604-927-7387
Fax: 604-927-7388