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Kennel (By-law 2013-107)

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Kennel (By-law 2013-107)

The Kennel By-law (By-law No. 2013-107) is a by-law of the City of Ottawa to amend By-law No. 2002-189 with respect to licensing Boarding Kennels, In-home Breeding Kennels and Recreational Kennels.

Highlights:

  • Boarding kennel refers to any premise or part thereof where more than three (3) dogs over the age of twenty (20) weeks, or more than five (5) cats over the age of twenty (20) weeks, are boarded, raised or trained, for any period of time that includes an overnight stay, for remuneration.
  • In-home Breeding Kennels refers to any premises or part thereof where there are more than three (3) and less than eleven(11) dogs over the age of twenty (20 weeks); more than five (5) and less than eleven (11) cats over the age of twenty (20) weeks; more than three (3) dogs over the age of twenty (20) weeks or more than five (5) cats over the age of twenty (20) weeks, where the primary housing for the dogs or cats is in an accessory building(s) or structure(s) on the property, and the cats and/or dogs are owned and being bred and raised.
  • Recreational kennel refers to any premise or part thereof where more than three (3) dogs and less than eleven (11) dogs over the age of twenty (20) weeks; more than three (3) dogs over the age of twenty (20) weeks where the primary housing for the dogs is in an accessory building(s) or structure(s) on the property, and the dogs are owned and raised for non-commercial recreational purposes, such as dog sledding, but are not bred for sale. 

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Kennel By-law (By-law No. 2013-107)

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