Pets & Animals

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Note also that many services are available online to continue to serve the community at this time.

Animal Shelter

At Coquitlam's Animal Shelter you can adopt a pet, report a stray or lost pet, volunteer or donate to the animals, and visit the shelter. Plus, learn about owner responsibilities, dogs off leash and the City's animal care policies.

Overview | Coquitlam Animal Shelter | City Kennels | Donations | Licences & Pet Owner Responsibilities | Animal Regulation Bylaws | Injured Animals, Wildlife and Animal Cruelty or Abuse | Animal Shelter Volunteer Opportunities 

Pet Adoption

You can adopt a pet at the Coquitlam Animal Shelter - stop by anytime during shelter hours and view and play with the cats and dogs that are up for adoption.

Animals for Adoption 

Lost Pets

Has your pet gone missing? We can help.

Dog Licence Renewal

Pet owners can renew their existing dog licences online quickly and easily. Simply enter the licence number and pay the balance due. Where required, a new tag will be sent in the mail.

Dog Parks

Coquitlam off-leash dog parks are designated locations where owners can let dogs run free and play without a leash. Some are contained areas, and some are natural sites.

Complaint Process

Coquitlam has a complaint process that ensures reported bylaw violations are handled in a consistent and fair manner.