Kennel Licences

The Township of Guelph/Eramosa regulates and licenses dog kennels within the township. All kennels must comply with the Zoning and Site plan Control By-law requirements.

A Kennel Licence is requried when a minimum of three (3) dogs or four (4) cats are housed, boarded, bred, trained, sold or kept.  In addition to this, there are specific provisions for boarding and breeding kennels.

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 and is based on the square footage of the housing.

Breeding Kennels:

  • The maximum number of dogs permitted in any one (1) Kennel for which a Breeding Kennel License has been issued shall not exceed ten (10) intact dogs or cats and is based on the square footage of the housing.

For more details about Kennel Licencing, please refer to By-Law 04-2017.

A copy of the Kennel Licence Application Form can be found by clicking here.