Have you lost your dog?

Call Animal Control at (613) 541-3213 - this is an answering service so make sure you leave your name, phone number and details about your lost dog. You can also contact Kingston Humane Society at (613) 546-1291. Any dog without a tag or any dog whose owner can't be reached, will be impounded at the Kingston Humane Society. The owner will be responsible for any fees. 

The Township of South Frontenac's Animal Control By-law No. 2001-66 regulates (Office Consolidation) the keeping of animals within the township. For information on the set fines associated with the by-law, please see the Fee Schedule as per Part 1 of the Provincial Offences Act. . Council approved Resolution No. 2013-39-5 on November 1, 2013 which amended the fees and time frame for purchasing tags at a cheaper rate.

The Township contracts with the Frontenac Municipal Law Enforcement to provide dog control services.

General Information


  • The by-law prohibits dogs running at large
  • A kennel license is required where there are more than 6 dogs being boarded or lodged
  • All dogs over two (2) months old must be licensed
  • Pick up any feces left by your dog on any property

2023 Dog Tags are available at $15.00 ea. until February 28, 2023 after which the fee increases to $30.00 each. Kennel Licenses must be purchased at the Municipal Office (4432 George Street) at a cost of $125.00 until February 28, after which the fee will increase to $150.00 per license. Please note that the dog tag registration form can be downloaded and completed in advance.

During the months of December, January and February residents may also purchase dog tags during regular business hours from the following locations. After February 28, 2023 tags will only be available at the township office.

       Sydenham One Stop - 4431 Sydenham William Street, Sydenham

       Asselstine Hardware - 6826 Road 38, Verona

       RONA Hardware Store - 6709 Road 38, Verona

       Inverary Hardware - 3832 Perth Road, Inverary

       Perth Road General Store - 5504 Perth Road Cres, Perth Road


The Township of South Frontenac does not have a Cat By-law.

Animals at Large By-law

By-law 2001-13 prohibits the being at large or trespassing of any animal excluding dogs and cats within the township. Frontenac Municipal Law Enforcement deals with complaints of an animal at large under this by-law, the policies for the guidance of the By-law Enforcement Officer are outlined in the by-law.

For loss of livestock, please refer to our Livestock Damage page.

Bears and Wildlife

Concerns about bears, encounters with bears? Bears want to avoid humans, most encounters are not aggressive and attacks are rare. Visit the Ministry of Natural Resources website for more information or call 1-866-514-2327 to report a bear sighting. Any concerns about nuisance wild life (coyotes, foxes, bears) should be directed to the Ministry at 1-800-667-1940.

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