Animal Control


Pursuant to Part 3, Division 6 of the Community Charter, all animals within the City of White Rock are regulated under the conditions and requirements of the Animal Control and Licensing Bylaw, 2012, No. 1959 (PDF).

Inquiries & Complaints

For a prompt response to inquiries related to animal regulations, dog licensing and fees, please contact the Planning and Development Services Department at 604-541-2139 or email licencing.

If you have a complaint or any issues relating to animals (including dogs or exotic animals), please contact Bylaw Enforcement at 604-541-2146 or by emailing Bylaws.

To report an issue regarding animals or wildlife, other than dogs, please contact the following:

  • BC SPCA provincial call centre (1-855-622-7722) to report an animal in distress (including wildlife) or, 
  • Critter Care Wildlife Society in Langley (604.530.2064) for orphaned, injured and nuisance wildlife or,
  • Wildlife Rescue in Burnaby (604-526-7275) or Elizabeth’s Wildlife Centre in Abbotsford (604-852-9173) may be able to assist with geese, seagulls and other birds.


To report or follow-up on a dog bite, a barking dog investigation, or any other ongoing issue, please contact the Bylaw Enforcement Department through either 604-541-2146 or email Bylaws.