The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) requires all dog owners to comply with the Whistler By-Laws regarding responsible dog ownership and licensing. Please visit their website for more information.
Whistler Dog Licences
All dogs who are living in Whistler for six or more months out of the year are required by the RMOW to be licensed.
Licenses purchased at WAG will have 50% of the proceeds donated to the animal shelter. They can also be purchased at Municipal Hall and renewed online.
WAG and the RMOW
The Regional Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) provides the building that Whistler Animals Galore currently occupies, as well as funding grants. In exchange, WAG provides animal bylaw services for the municipality, which includes taking care of impounded dogs, identifying owners and contacting them, recording the input and release of the animal, and taking payment.
For this service, the RMOW provides 28% of the funding WAG needs to perform its animal rescue mandate.
The remaining 72% of our funding needs to be raised through donations, sponsorships, fundraising events, campaigns, merchandise, and more.
WAG and the RMOW are separate identities. WAG does not control the Whistler by-laws - our staff is there to give your pet love while they stay safe at WAG. Please remember to treat us with respect when you come to claim your animal, and all comments or complaints can be made to Whistler By-Law at 604-935-8280.
WAG staff does not have the power to change or reduce impound or license fees.
Please follow the Whistler By-laws! Keep your dog on a leash on municipal property and make sure all your pets have proper ID so they can be immediately identified if found.