Animal Care and Control

Leash Laws

Within the Town of Carstairs, all animals, including dogs and cats, must be kept on a leash or similar device when not on their property. Any animal that is not on a leash is considered at large and could be impounded.

  • Responsible Pet Owner's Guide

Dog Stations

Dog stations are located throughout the town for your convenience. These stations provide a waste basket and plastic bags to pick up fecal excrement. The Town of Carstairs Protective Services Department encourages all citizens to use these stations. Fai;ure to pick up after your pet can result in fines.

  • Dog Station Locations


If you own a dog or a cat that is over three (3) months of age, and lives within the Town of Carstairs, your animal must have an active pet license. Licenses are annual and expired December 31 of that year. 

January - FREE
February - December: $20.00 per dog or cat (spayed) or $30.00 per dog or cat (not spayed)