Peterborough is home to many pet owners. Many households in the Peterborough area have one or more pets as part of their family. The most common household pets are dogs and cats, but hamsters, gerbils, fish, rabbits, birds and certain reptiles are also popular. With its endless natural trails and forests, numerous parks, lakes and rivers, the Peterborough area is a dog owner's paradise.
Cats are allowed to roam outdoors and do not have to be on a leash, but should not be allowed to trespass on other properties. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times except on their owner's property or in designated off leash areas.
I want to immigrate to Canada, what do I need to know about bringing my pets with me?
In this section you can learn about the legal requirements, the steps you need to follow to bring your pet to Canada, the costs and the necessary vaccines.
What do I need to learn about pet ownership in Peterborough?
This section provides general information on pet ownership in Peterborough, such as pet licensing, by-laws, local veterinarians and pet stores. Here you can also learn how to prepare for your pets in case of an emergency, as well as what to do if your pet gets lost or if you find a lost pet.
Where can I find information on animal welfare?
Here you can learn about local animal-protection organizations, legislation and pet adoptions. You can also read about what to do when you encounter orphaned, injured or diseased wildlife.