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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.

Dog Park - Off-leash Dog Area

The Town of Carstairs has one off-leash dog park for dog owners and their dogs to enjoy. The off-leash dog park is located adjacent to the rodeo grounds. Parking is accessible off 10th Ave. Dog Park hours are from dawn to dusk.

Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Please ensure that pets are in control at all times - on or off a leash.

The Dog Park is still open but please keep at least two metres between you and other people during COVID-19. A temporary Dog Park has been opened for use to help with social distancing. The temporary Dog Park is located in Tiny LaFleur Park - Diamond # 5.

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. Failure to pick up after your pet can result in fines.

Dog Station Locations


The Town of Carstairs is pleased to announce that our animal tags are PERMANENT. This means that once you pick up an animal tag for your cat or dog the license is valid for the life of the pet. These tags are non-transferable. For more information click on the link below.

Animal Licensing Information 

Tags are Permanent FREE
Replacement Tag - $10.00