Animal ControlCoastal Animal Control Services of BC is contracted to the City to administer and enforce the regulations of the Animal Control Bylaw.

Inquires, concerns and complaints regarding animals should be directed to Coastal Animal Control Services. Common issues include:

  • Barking and noisy dogs
  • Dogs running at large
  • Unleashed dogs
  • Impounded dogs
  • Vicious or dangerous dogs
  • Deceased animals on City roads


Coastal Animal Control Services located at 490 Mercroft Road, Campbell River.

Phone:     1-888-754-1397  (this line is monitored 24hrs)
Website:   Coastal Animal Services

City Pound

The City Pound is located at 490 Merecroft Road, Campbell River and is operated by Coastal Animal Control Services.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday to Friday:  4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Saturday:  Noon - 1:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed 

Access to the Pound outside of the above noted times may be arranged by calling 
Coastal Animal Control Services: 1-888-754-1397

Licencing of Dogs

Owners of dogs are required to licence dogs over 6 months of age.

Dog licences may be obtained at City Hall. Renewals may also be obtained online. 

For more information on the licencing of dogs, refer to Dog Licences.

Off-Leash Area

The City provides areas where dog owners may exercise their dogs off-leash.  
Off-leash areas are identified in Schedule 'C' of the Animal Control Bylaw.