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Dog Licences (Dog Tags)

Dog Tags are free until May 1st of each year. Please get a tag for your dog and make sure they wear it. This will help us quickly identify your pet and return it to you as soon as possible. Please bring a copy of your dog’s up-to-date rabies vaccination to the Township office.

After May 1st Dog Tags Cost:

  • For Dogs that are Spayed or Neutered $20.00
  • For Dogs Not Spayed or Neutered $40.00  

If you should find a dog and cannot find the owner, Carling By-Law Enforcement can be reached at 705-996-9193

We will make every effort to return the dog to its home. 

Reporting bear sightings

Call 911 if you feel a bear poses an immediate threat to your personal safety, examples include:

  • Enters a school yard when school is in session
  • Enters or tries to enter a residence
  • Wanders into a public gathering
  • Kills livestock/pets and lingers at the site
  • Stalks people and lingers at the site


In non-emergencies, call the Bear Wise reporting line at 1-866-514-2327 (between April 1 and November 30). Visit the Bear Wise website for tips on preventing bear encounters and how to take community action.

Reporting animal abuse

To report suspected animal abuse, contact:

  • Ontario SPCA at 310SPCA (7722) or 1-888-668-7722 x327, or email
  • Muskoka OSPCA animal shelter and to report animal cruelty concerns by clicking this link.
  • Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
  • Your local Ontario SPCA Animal Centre, affiliated humane society or police


The Ontario SPCA operates on a complaints basis. Help the investigating officer by providing as many details as possible, including the type of cruelty witnessed, the date of the incident, where it took place, and who was involved. All information remains confidential.

For more information contact the By-law Enforcement Officer

Available from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday – Friday

Address 2 West Carling Bay Rd Nobel, ON P0G 1G0
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