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Animal Control

The Saskatoon Animal Control Agency (SACA) (306-385-7387 - 24 hours) is under contract to the City to provide animal control services.

  • Reporting of animals at large; 
  • Reporting barking and howling; 
  • Complaints regarding defecation; or 
  • Reporting of dangerous animals.


The Saskatoon S.P.C.A. (306-374-7387) is under contract to the City to provide lost and found and investigative services. Call their main line should you require any of the following services:

Services include: 

  • lost and found;
  • adoptions; 
  • Animal abuse or neglect; 
  • Hoarding; or 
  • Animal in distress.

Zero Tolerance Enforcement. No warnings are issued! 

Pet Owner Minimum Requirements
  • Licensing of all dogs and cats aged 4 months and up 
  • Dogs and cats may not run at large; and 
  • Owners must clean up after their pets.
Renewal Enforcement
  • Dog and cat licenses are valid for one year and must be renewed.
  • At least one month prior to the expiry of a pet licence, a renewal notice is sent out.
  • Owners who fail to renew pet licenses are subject to a minimum fine of $250.
For complete listing of pet ownership requirements within Saskatoon, please refer to Bylaw 7860 


Pet at Large Perk (PAL)

The PAL Perk can be used once in the lifetime of a pet for:

  • Running-at-large; or
  • Both running-at-large and impound fees if incurred at the same time.

The PAL Perk will be tracked using your pet’s license number. 

  • Valid pet license required
  • The license must be purchased prior to the offense


  • Animals deemed dangerous by court order
  • Animals acting in an aggressive manner as established by an Animal Control Officer
  • Owners who have wilfully and purposely allowed their animals to run loose