Dangerous & Potentially Dangerous Dogs
Potentially dangerous dogs
A dog may be potentially dangerous if:
- It has been impounded 3 times within the previous 24 months;
- If the owner has received a municipal ticket for the dog running at large, or is off its property, off leash, and not under the care and control of its owner at all times, 3 times within the previous 24 months; or
- The total number of impounds and tickets for the dog totals 3 within the previous 24 months.
A dog may be considered dangerous if:
- It has attacked, bitten, caused injury to a person on private or public property, or has shown tendency to do so.
- It aggressively pursues or harasses a person or domestic animal while at large.
- The dog has attacked, bitten, killed, or caused injury to a domestic animal, or has aggressively pursued or harassed a domestic animal while off leash.
What to do if the City of Surrey considers your dog dangerous:
- Keep the dog in a 6-sided pen when not in the house.
- Keep the dog muzzled and on leash when off the property and under the control of a competent person
- Expect a higher dog licence fee.
Fines for not following the regulations for dangerous dogs are severe.