Complain about a dog running loose

The MOPC encourages all dog owners to register their dogs so they can be easily identified if they are found off their property.  It may not seem like much, but a small metal tag on your dog’s collar can mean keeping your dogs safe, and home, where they belong.

MOPC Tags are $10 for spayed and neutered dogs, and it is a lifetime tag.  Non-spayed and non-neutered tags are $35.00. You can purchase your dog tag(s) at the MOPC Administration Building at 46 Municipal Drive, Pictou, NS.

The benefit of a registered dog is that if we pick up your dog running at large, the first time, we will return your dog directly to you. If it is not tagged, we will take it to the SPCA, and you will be required to pay all fees associated with impounding the dog(s) until they are reclaimed by its owners.  The MOPC can set associated fees as high as $410.00 and dogs will not be returned until the owner has registered and tagged the dog.

We thank rural Pictou County residents for your ongoing cooperation and wish you and your four-legged friends a wonderful summer.  Attached for your information and reference is the Dog Tag Registration Form which contains an overview of Offences and Penalties from the MOPC Dog Control ByLaw.

Complaints about dogs running at large, mammals on beaches, and animals at large can be taken over the phone at 902-485-8640 or by email at or by filling out the attached form and returning it to our office.  It can also be dropped into the building’s mail slot or mailed to P.O. Box 910, Pictou, NS BOK 1H0.