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Kennel Licensing

The Township of Oro-Medonte regulate and license dog kennels within the township. All kennels must comply with the Zoning and Site plan Control By-law requirements.

Every license issued pursuant to the By-law shall expire twelve months succeeding the date of issue. Municipal Law Enforcement Officers conduct inspections of the all Kennels throughout the year to ensure compliance with the By-law.

Boarding Kennels:

  • The maximum number of dogs permitted in any one (1) kennel for which a Boarding Kennel License has been issued shall not exceed fifty (50) dogs.

Breeding Kennels:

  • Breeding Kennel- Level 1:
    • The maximum number of dogs permitted in any one (1) Kennel for which a Breeding Kennel- Level 1 License has been issued shall not exceed eight (8) dogs. Such dogs shall be housed with the dwelling unit.
  • Breeding Kennel- Level 2:
    • The maximum number of dogs permitted in any in one (1) kennel for which a Breeding Kennel-Level 2 License has been issued shall not exceed twenty-five (25) dogs. Such dogs may be housed with the dwelling unit.

Boarding and Breeding Kennels:

  • The maximum number of dogs permitted in any one (1) Kennel for which a Breeding and Boarding Kennel License has been issued shall not exceed fifty (50) dogs.

Hobbyist Kennels:

  • The maximum number of dogs permitted in any one (1) Hobbyist Kennel for which a Hobbyist Kennel License has been issued shall not exceed eight (8) dogs. Such dogs shall be housed within the dwelling unit. All dogs kept under a Hobbyist Kennel License shall be spayed or neutered by the age of 2 years, and the owner shall provide proof of such spay/neuter for each dog kept.

Sled Dog Kennels:

  • The maximum number of dogs permitted in any one (1) kennel for which a Sled Dog Kennel License has been issued shall not exceed fifty (50) dogs.
  • Proof of active participation or registration in dog sled races or rides is required.
  • Sled Dog Kennels may house the dogs in outdoor housing.