Animal Shelter Overview

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Coquitlam Animal Shelter

We invite you to visit the Coquitlam Animal Shelter to meet the animals and tour the facility. It is an ideal opportunity to learn more about animal care services in Coquitlam.

City Kennels

Operated by the City of Coquitlam, this dog boarding service offers a safe and reliable home away from home where quality care is a priority. Trained staff will care for your pets who are treated as special guests. The kennel is conveniently located at its own private enclosure.


The Shelter welcomes all kinds of donations including: cash donations, food, towels, blankets, pet beds, carrying cages, toys, and other animal related equipment.

Licences & Pet Owner Responsibilities

It is a big responsibility to own a pet. Look over the many responsibilities of Coquitlam pet owners.

Animal Regulation Bylaws

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

Injured Animals, Wildlife and Animal Cruelty or Abuse

We do not have jurisdiction in issues involving injured animals, wildlife issues or animal cruelty. We can assure compliance to basic standards of animal care required under the Animal Care and Control Bylaw, but the Provincial SPCA Cruelty Investigators are responsible for the enforcement of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and Wildlife issues are the responsibility of the BC Conservation Officer Service.

Animal Shelter Volunteer Opportunities

We have currently put a hold on our recruitment for new volunteers at the Animal Shelter.