Posted on: January 9, 2017

Got a Dog? Get a licence.

Got a Dog? Get a licence. 


Duncan, BC – With a new year comes a new request to dog owners to get their dog licensed. While some people resist licensing as they do not understand the benefits, the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is making sure a percentage of the revenue will be put back into dog provision, such as potential future off leash areas, providing doggy bag holders and regular emptying of bins.

“We want to reward dog owners for licensing their pet,” explains Robert Blackmore Manager Bylaw Enforcement and Building Inspection. “That is why we are launching a rewards program for licensed dogs. We are hoping to change the perception around licensing and have residents licence their dogs because they want to and see the benefits for them and their dog.”

Some of the benefits of the dog licencing program include:

  • Free licences for first-time registered dogs
  • Free first ride home if impounded
  • A chance to enter a quarterly draw for $1,000 pet prize package
  • Free dog leash with doggie bags
  • Reduced licence fee of $25 for previously licenced dogs until March 31

Dog licences are available at the following locations:

Duncan SPCA


Cobble Hill Market

The Laughing Llama

Pier 66 Market

Hi Lo Pets

Ladysmith City Hall

Various CVRD Locations:

CVRD office 175 Ingram Street, Duncan

Cowichan Lake / Youbou Parks and Recreation

Kerry Park Recreation

Shawnigan lake Recreation

Free licences are only available at 175 Ingram St, Duncan, before March 31. For more information visit

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