Animal Shelter

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Bylaw Services enforces the Animal Control Bylaw and operates the City of Whitehorse Animal Shelter located at 9032 Quartz Road weekdays (excluding Statutory Holidays) from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The Animal Control Bylaw establishes standards for the provision of needs, provides for dog and cat licenses, and regulates the number of animals allowed in the various subdivision areas of the city. 

Licensing Your Animal

Dogs and cats are required to be licensed within the City of Whitehorse. You can obtain a license at the following locations:

City of Whitehorse (City Hall), 2121 Second Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (excluding Statutory Holidays); or

City of Whitehorse Animal Shelter, 9032 Quartz Road, Whitehorse, Yukon from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding Statutory Holidays).

License Cost

Lifetime tag $27.50 (animal is spayed or neutered)

Yearly tag $50 (animal has not been spayed or neutered)

Animals with yearly tags must be renewed at the beginning of each calendar year. If your animal is microchipped, spayed or neutered your Lifetime tag is free.

Please remember to bring proof of spay/neuter/ vaccinations and microchip if you have it when purchasing the license.

Animals currently at the City of Whitehorse Animal Shelter:


When applicable, some of the animals may be available for adoption. Call us to add your name to our adoption list.

Lost your animal? Call the animal shelter at 668-8382 and check our lost and found. 

If you have any questions about the Animal Control Bylaw please contact Constable Derrick Andersen at (867) 668-8382 Monday to Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For Animal Control complaints please call the City of Whitehorse trouble line at 667-2111.

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