Animal Control and Dog Licenses
Animal control enforcement regulates dogs only, click here for the applicable bylaws. To determine your Electoral Area click here.
Aggressive Dogs or Dogs at Large
Aggressive dogs or dogs at large, in all RDN Electoral Areas should be reported to our animal control contractor Coastal Animal Control Services of BC at 1-888-754-1397 or cacs [at] telus.net.
Please note, dogs are required to be under control, not on a leash unless within a RDN park with posted signage including Moorecroft, Horne lake and Descanso Bay Regional Parks.
Electoral Area A, B and C residents report barking dog complaints to the RDN bylaw department, click here.
Electoral Area E, G and H residents report barking dog complaints to Coastal Animal Control Services (CACS) directly at 1-888-754-1397 or cacs [at] telus.net
Dog licenses are required in Electoral Areas E, G, and H only. Licenses can be purchased at:
- Parksville/Qualicum SPCA, 1656 Alberni Hwy, Parksville (250-248-3811),
- Salish Sea Market, 110-6996 W Island Hwy, Bowser (778-424-2012)
- RDN office, 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo in person.
- To purchase a license by credit card (subject to transaction fee) over the phone contact the RDN Finance Department at 1-877-607-4111.
Dog licenses are not required in Electoral Areas A, B, C, or F.
For animal welfare or abuse concerns contact the SPCA at 1-855-622-7722.