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Dangerous & Potentially Dangerous Dogs

Potentially dangerous dogs

A dog may be potentially dangerous if:         

  • It has been impounded 3 times within the previous 24 months; 
  • If the owner has received a municipal ticket for the dog running at large, or is off its property, off leash, and not under the care and control of its owner at all times, 3 times within the previous 24 months; or     
  • The total number of impounds and tickets for the dog totals 3 within the previous 24 months.

Dangerous dogs

A dog may be considered dangerous if:   

  • It has attacked, bitten, caused injury to a person on private or public property, or has shown tendency to do so.       
  • It aggressively pursues or harasses a person or domestic animal while at large.     
  • The dog has attacked, bitten, killed, or caused injury to a domestic animal, or  has aggressively pursued or harassed a domestic animal while off leash.

What to do if the City of Surrey considers your dog dangerous:      

  • Keep the dog in a 6-sided pen when not in the house.      
  • Keep the dog muzzled and on leash when off the property and under the control of a competent person
  • Expect a higher dog licence fee.

Fines for not following the regulations for dangerous dogs are severe.