Animal Services

The City of Brantford ensures that our community is pet friendly and safe and we work closely with our partners at the Brantford Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) to address any concerns about animals in our city.


You must have a dog licence if you own a dog that's older than 3 months.

Make sure to keep your dog on a leash and clean up after your dog anywhere within the city.

Adopt or donate

Visit the SPCA to view dogs, cats and other animals that are ready for adoption.

Leash-free dog park

Enjoy a visit to Dogford Park, where you can let your dog run freely. The park is open 7 days a week except for Tuesday mornings for grass cutting (seasonal).

Rules and regulations:

  • Clean up after your dog and dispose of waste properly
  • Fill any holes that your dog digs.
  • Move around the park with your dog instead of staying near the gate.
  • Have drinking water available for your dog.

Using our gates:

  • Remove your dog's leash in the double-gated area before entering the park.
  • Before entering with your dog, allow other dogs to leave the double-gated area.
  • Close first gate behind you before you open the second gate.