Dog Control

The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Dog Control By-Law No. 119 states “The owner or keeper of a dog shall not allow that dog to run at large in the Town at any time.”

If your dog is missing, or you have dog control concerns you wish to have addressed, please contact the Town’s Dog Control Officer at (506) 653-1958.

To learn more about the Town’s By-Law No. 119, the Town’s Big Paw Little Paw Dog Park, Cleaning-up after your pets and how to obtain dog licenses (tags) – select the applicable links below.

By-Law No. 119 - Town of Grand Bay-Westfield By-Law Respecting the Licensing and Control of Dogs in the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield
Big Paw Little Paw Dog Park

For dog lovers of our Town, the Grand Bay-Westfield Dog Park is a one-acre fenced area located at 319 Highland Road, Grand Bay-Westfield, where you can take your dog to play.

There is a small dog area for dogs under 30 lbs and a large dog area for dogs over 30 lbs. The Dog Park rules are posted at the entrance. Dog owners/handlers are legally responsible for their dogs and any injuries caused by their dogs.

Use of the Park is at your own risk.

The Grand Bay-Westfield Dog Park is open dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted or advertised.

Grand Bay-Westfield Dog Park Rules

Dog owners/handlers are liable for the behaviour, damage, or injury inflicted by their dogs. Owners/handlers are legally and financially responsible for their dogs’ behaviour. The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield accepts no liability or responsibility for injuries occurring in the dog park.

  • Handlers MUST “Scoop the Poop”.
  • No children under 12 years of age permitted inside fenced area unless supervised by an adult.
  • Handlers MUST remove aggressive dogs immediately!
  • Any dog with a known history of dangerous behaviour is prohibited.
  • Handlers MUST be inside fenced area with their dogs at all times.
  • Please leash and unleash in double gated area.
  • All dogs must wear a collar with ID.
  • No pinch, pronged, spiked, or shock collars allowed.
  • Limit of 2 dogs per handler.
  • No female dogs in heat. No dogs under 4 months of age.
  • Eating and smoking is prohibited inside the fenced area.
  • Digging dogs must be stopped and holes filled by handler.
  • Small dogs under 30 lbs in the Small Dog Area.
  • Large dogs over 30 lbs in the Large Dog Area.
  • The Dog Park is open dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted or advertised.

For winter months, Town Works Department crews will plow the parking lot only, and that is subject to reasonable weather conditions. Severe weather conditions may result in long delays.

Cleaning-up after your pets - You can make a difference

All dog owners are reminded to pick-up their dog’s waste at all times and properly dispose of it, and also to leash their dog when it is being walked. Pet waste left to decay on sidewalks, lawns, or common areas is unsanitary, unsightly, and unsafe. Rain and melting snow can wash waste into storm drains, which flow directly into streams or ponds and cause a host of water quality problems.  It is also unhealthy for people and the environment. Pet waste can contain bacteria and parasites that severely sicken people, pets and wildlife.

Cleaning-up after your pet is as simple as bringing a plastic bag on your next pet walk and then disposing of it properly.

Not picking-up after your pet is a violation of our Town By-law.

Pet waste bags are located at the Brundage Point River Centre, along the Walking Trail and at our Little Paw Big Paw Dog park.

Let’s work together to keep our community clean and safe.

Dog Licenses (Dog Tags)

All dog owners within the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield are required to register/license their dogs annually and provide evidence that the dog has been vaccinated for rabies per Town By-law No. 119. Please call the Dog Control Officer at 653-1958 if you have any questions concerning evidence of vaccination.

Dog licenses may be purchased by visiting the Grand Bay-Westfield Town Office:
609 River Valley Drive
Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. (excluding holidays)

or by contacting the Town Office at (506) 738-6400 or Dog Control Officer at (506) 653-1958.

Visit here for fees