Animal Control FAQ

What should I do if my pet is lost?

After searching around your household to ensure that no one has your pet, or knows where your pet is, enlist the help of friends and family to search the neighbourhood. Contact the Town of Penhold Animal Services Klassic Kennels to question about recently impounded animals.

When does my dog require a license?

All dogs within the Town of Penhold must be licensed with the Town. 

Yes, every person who is the Owner of a dog four (4) months of age or older shall apply for a License for the dog by submitting an application to the Town Office and paying the applicable License fee as set out in Schedule “A” of this Bylaw. The Owner shall pay this license fee by January 31, of each year.

Does my cat need to be licensed; even if my cat never goes outside?

Yes, the Owner of all Cats within the Town, shall prior to January 31st of each year, or immediately upon becoming the Owner of a Cat, license any Cat that is four (4) months or older at the Town Office and for each such License, shall pay an annual License fee set out in Schedule “B” herein.

How can I purchase a license for my dog or cat?

Licenses can be purchased at the Town of Penhold Office located at #1 Waskasoo Avenue, located upstairs at the Penhold Multiplex.

What happens if Animal Servies picks up my pet?

Animal Service Officers impound pets found running at large. If the animal is wearing identification, Officers will attempt to take him or her home. If there is no current license or the owner information in our system is not up-to-date, or if there is no one at the owner’s residence to accept the animal, he or she will be taken to the animal shelter.

Is there an off-leash area for my pet to run?

No, at this time there is no off-leash dog park in Penhold. However, there are two off-leash dog parks in Red Deer:

•   Oxbows Off Leash Dog Park: the park is located at the corner of 19 Street and 40      Avenue. The park entrance is located off of 40 Avenue.

•   Three Mile Bend Recreation Area - Off Leash Park: the park is located on the North      Bank Trail adjacent to the Red Deer River off 76th Street.


Town Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm (Closed from 12:00PM - 12:30PM)
Address: #1 Waskasoo Avenue, Box 10, Penhold, AB, T0M 1R0
Phone: 403-886-4567  Fax: 403-886-4039  Email: