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Greater Vernon Dog Parks

Dog parks in Greater Vernon include BX Ranch Park, Forest Tree Plantation, Heritage Natural Area, Mutrie Road Park, DND Grounds, Creekside Park, Mission Hill Park, Pioneer Park, Stenquist Park, Coldstream Valley Estates, Marshall Fields Park, Becker Park, and parts of the Grey Canal Trail.

The Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) Dog Control Bylaw No. 2466 provides dog control in the City of Vernon, District of Coldstream, Village of Lumby, Electoral Areas “B” and “C” and part of Electoral Area “D”.  The bylaw is intended to help improve dog owner responsibility and accountability.  Responsible dog owners make sure their pets are properly cared for, well-socialized, trained and do not pose a threat to humans or other animals.

K-9 Systems Control is contracted by the Regional District to provide dog control services, including dog licensing, investigation of dogs barking excessively and dog attacks, rescue of dogs at large, reuniting dogs with owners, adoptions of dogs, and response to dog complaints. K-9 Systems Control operates the Regional District’s dog pound on Haney Road.

For dog control services, call K-9 Systems Control at 250-545-8070 or visit their website at

Dog Licensing:
Some of the benefits of dog licensing include:

  • Helps to reunite lost dogs with their families:
    A dog tag makes it easier for K9 Dog Control or concerned residents to reunite a lost dog with its owner.
  • Cost effective:
    In addition to an impounding fee, dog owners are charged a daily boarding fee for each day their dog stays at the pound. If your dog is wearing a license tag, you will be contacted immediately and can prevent boarding fees from adding up.
  • Provides services to our community:
    Dog licensing fees are used to offset the costs of providing dog control services in our community.
  • Encourages population control:
    Reduced licensing fees encourage owners to spay/neuter their dogs.

Who must purchase a dog license?

The owner of any dog that is at least six (6) months old and has resided in the service area for thirty (30) days or more.

Where can I purchase a dog license?

Dog licenses can be purchased at your local municipality, various pet supplies retailers or online at

When should I purchase a dog license?

Discount license fees apply to dog licenses purchased prior to January 1st. Licenses are valid for the calendar year and are effective from January 1st to December 31st.

For dog control services, please contact K9 Systems Control at 250-545-8070.


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