Animals and Wildlife

Information about dealing with domestic animals (cats and dogs) and wildlife within the city of Red Deer. Learn about animal bylaws and who to call if you have a concern.
Animals and Wildlife deer photo

Alberta Animal Services

Alberta Animals Services provides all animal related services in Red Deer, including enforcement of The City’s Dog Bylaw 3429/2009 (pdf) This bylaw allows Alberta Animal Services to work with the citizens of Red Deer to ensure that cats, dogs, their owners and neighbours live together in safety and harmony.

Concerns about domestic animals (cats or dogs) 

  • Barking dogs
  • Aggressive dogs
  • Lost, injured or stray animals
  • Removal of deceased animals

Contact Alberta Animals Services at 403-347-2388 or 1-866-340-2388 or info@albertaanimalservices.ca.

Living with Wildlife

Red Deer is filled with a wealth of plant and animal diversity. Wildlife add to the quality of life that Albertans enjoy and also act as an important indicator of the health of Alberta's environment.

Concerns about wildlife

Dog Licenses

All dog owners in The City of Red Deer must purchase a dog license. Licenses must be renewed annually and are effective from January 1 to December 31. Residents must be at least 18 years old to purchase or renew a dog license.

Animal Bylaws

There are several Bylaws relating to animals in Red Deer:

News & Notices

Open call for Red Deer musicians

March 18, 2019

The City of Red Deer is holding an open call for musicians from a variety of cultural backgrounds to take the stage on the Ross Street Patio this summer.

Red Deer RCMP announce new OIC

March 18, 2019

Interim City Manager, Paul Goranson, is pleased to announce that a new Officer in Charge has been appointed to the Red Deer RCMP detachment. Inspector Gerald Grobmeier, who has been acting in the position, assumes the rank of Superintendent

Culture Services Centre temporary...

March 18, 2019

The Culture Services Centre located at 3827 - 39 Street is temporarily closed and all classes that were scheduled to be held in the centre today are cancelled.