Dog and Cat Licences

The Town of Ponoka has recently adopted a new Animal Control Bylaw #424-19. The new Bylaw will regulate both cats and dogs in the Town of Ponoka. 

All cats and dogs six months of age and older must be licenced annually under the Town's Animal Control Bylaw #424-19. Licences are effective from January 1 to December 31 of the calendar year. 

An animal control licence is your pet's ticket home and helps ensure they can more easily be returned home safely by the Town's Animal Control Contractor who would have an up-to-date record of how to contact the pet's owners. 

Licensing also saves pet owners added cost if your animal accidentally escapes your property, which can result in a fine for failing to licence your cat or dog. 

If you are a first time pet owner or a new resident to Town, your cat or dog must be licenced within 30 days of moving to Town or picking up your new animal. First time pet owners and new residents are eligible for the Early Bird fees when applying for a licence. 

For more information, please visit our Animal Control Bylaw Frequently Asked Questions page.

Annual Licensing Fees

View a complete list of the Town of Ponoka's Annual Animal Licensing Fees - Schedule A. The annual animal licensing fees for pet owners are:


Early Bird Rate (between October 1 and December 31 prior to the renewal year)

  1. Spayed/Neutered (Altered) Animal
  2. Unaltered Animal



     a. $15
     b. $30

Spayed/Neutered (Altered) Animal

$45

Unaltered Animal

$60

Spayed/Neutered (Altered) Aggressive Dog

$125

Unaltered Aggressive Dog

$150


Please note: To be eligible for the altered animal rate, pet owners must include documented proof of spay or neuter, such as an official letter from your veterinarian or a receipt from the procedure, when submitting the completed animal licensing form.

Purchase an Animal Licence

To purchase a licence, please fill out the Animal Licensing Form.

 You can then send the completed form along with documented proof of spay or neuter and payment:

  • By mail to the Town Office (#200, 5604 50 Street, Ponoka, AB, T4J 1G5).
  • By email with credit card information to pets@ponoka.ca.
  • In-person at the Town Office during business hours or using the dropbox just inside the doors on the west side of the Ponoka Civic Centre from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (except on statutory holidays). 

Please note: Cat licences purchased in 2021 will not expire until December 31, 2022. After December 2022, cat licences will need to be renewed annually, similar to dog licences. Dog licences purchased for 2021 will expire and require renewal before December 31, 2021.