Found Dogs

These animals are currently in the care of Municipal Enforcement. If you recognize your dog or would like to report a lost dog, please call City Dispatch at 979-5650 or 979-5600 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m Monday to Friday.

The Municipality advocates for the safety and well-being of dogs and plays an integral role in reuniting lost dogs. Every effort is made to locate and contact the animal's owner within 72 hours. After 72 hours, the dog may be subject to local adoption, sent out of territory, or euthanized. 

Helpful tips:

- Dogs must wear the dog tag purchased for them
- Dogs must not be permitted to run unleashed, off your property
- Dogs must be on a leash when off your property
- Dogs may not disturb the peace by howling, barking, crying
- Dogs shall not be permitted to chase, injure, harass, threaten or attack animals or people
- Dogs shall not be permitted to damage property
- You must pick-up all dog excrement on property that is not your residence
- It is an offence to interfere or give false information to a By-Law officer
- It is an offence to release a dog that is not your own or a dog that has been impounded
- It is an offence of abuse, tease or be cruel to an animal

By-law 924 requires pets to be registered with the City of Iqaluit each year no later than the 5th day of January. Loose dogs or cats registered and have a City tag attached can easily be returned and at no cost if the owner can be located prior to impoundment, however once the animal is impounded, all associated fees and costs for its return will be incurred by the owner.

Dog and cat registration is free of charge.

To register your pet, download and complete an application form (download form below). Payment can be made in person with the completed form at City Hall and an Annual Tag will be provided to you.

A black and brown dog with no collar and no tag was picked up in the area of 100s on June 6, 2024.   Municipal Enforcement was unable to identify the owner of this dog as the dog did not have a collar or dog tags at the time of pick-up.

This dog will be in the care of Municipal Enforcement for a minimum of 72 hours from the date the dog was impounded.

If you recognize this dog or would like to report a lost dog, please call City Dispatch at 979-5650 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m Monday to Friday or email municipalenforcement@iqaluit.ca.

Residents are reminded that dog tags are a great tool to help the Municipal Enforcement department connect a lost dog with its proper owners.

Animal Tags are free of charge from the City and can be picked up at building 901.

A black and grey puppy with stylish green collar and no tag was picked up in the area of 100s on June 4, 2024.  Municipal Enforcement was unable to identify the owner of this dog as the dog did not have a collar or dog tags at the time of pick-up.

This dog will be in the care of Municipal Enforcement for a minimum of 72 hours from the date the dog was impounded.

If you recognize this dog or would like to report a lost dog, please call City Dispatch at 979-5650 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m Monday to Friday or email municipalenforcement@iqaluit.ca.

Residents are reminded that dog tags are a great tool to help the Municipal Enforcement department connect a lost dog with its proper owners.

Animal Tags are free of charge from the City and can be picked up at building 901.

A small black and brown dog with no collar and no tag was picked up in the 100s area on June 3, 2024. Municipal Enforcement could not identify the owner of this dog as the dog did not have dog tags at the time of pick-up.

This dog will be in the care of Municipal Enforcement for a minimum of 72 hours from the date the dog was impounded.

If you recognize this dog or want to report a lost dog, please call City Dispatch at 979-5650 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Friday or email municipalenforcement@iqaluit.ca.

Residents are reminded that dog tags are a great tool to help the Municipal Enforcement Department connect a lost dog with its proper owners.

Animal Tags are free of charge from the City and can be picked up at building 901.

A small black and brown dog with no collar and no tag was picked  up in the area of 503 on May 28, 2024.  Municipal Enforcement was unable to identify the owner of this dog as the dog did not have a collar or dog tags at the time of pick-up.

This dog will be in the care of Municipal Enforcement for a minimum of 72 hours from the date the dog was impounded.

If you recognize this dog or would like to report a lost dog, please call City Dispatch at 979-5650 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m Monday to Friday or email municipalenforcement@iqaluit.ca.

Residents are reminded that dog tags are a great tool to help the Municipal Enforcement department connect a lost dog with its proper owners.

Animal Tags are free of charge from the City and can be picked up at building 901.

A black, white and brown with red collar and no tag was picked up over the weekend in the area of West 40 and turned over to Municipal Enforcement.  Municipal Enforcement was unable to identify the owner of this dog as the dog did not have a collar or dog tags at the time of pick-up.

This dog will be in the care of Municipal Enforcement for a minimum of 72 hours from the date the dog was impounded.

If you recognize this dog or would like to report a lost dog, please call City Dispatch at 979-5650 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m Monday to Friday or email municipalenforcement@iqaluit.ca.

Residents are reminded that dog tags are a great tool to help the Municipal Enforcement department connect a lost dog with its proper owners.

Animal Tags are free of charge from the City and can be picked up at building 901.

A black and white dog with black collar and no tag was picked up in the area of 2700s on May 27, 2024.  Municipal Enforcement was unable to identify the owner of this dog as the dog did not have a collar or dog tags at the time of pick-up.

This dog will be in the care of Municipal Enforcement for a minimum of 72 hours from the date the dog was impounded.

If you recognize this dog or would like to report a lost dog, please call City Dispatch at 979-5650 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m Monday to Friday or email municipalenforcement@iqaluit.ca.

Residents are reminded that dog tags are a great tool to help the Municipal Enforcement department connect a lost dog with its proper owners.

Animal Tags are free of charge from the City and can be picked up at building 901.

A small black and grey puppy with no collar and no tag was picked up in the area of Arctic Ventures.  Municipal Enforcement was unable to identify the owner of this dog as the dog did not have a collar or dog tags at the time of pick-up.

This dog will be in the care of Municipal Enforcement for a minimum of 72 hours from the date the dog was impounded.

If you recognize this dog or would like to report a lost dog, please call City Dispatch at 979-5650 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m Monday to Friday or email municipalenforcement@iqaluit.ca.

Residents are reminded that dog tags are a great tool to help the Municipal Enforcement department connect a lost dog with its proper owners.

Animal Tags are free of charge from the City and can be picked up at building 901.

A medium-size black, brown and white dog with no blue collar and no tag was found tied to the a stop sign in the area of 1000s on May 15, 2024.  Municipal Enforcement was unable to identify the owner of this dog as the dog did not have a collar or dog tags at the time of pick-up.

This dog will be in the care of Municipal Enforcement for a minimum of 72 hours from the date the dog was impounded.

If you recognize this dog or would like to report a lost dog, please call City Dispatch at 979-5650 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m Monday to Friday or email municipalenforcement@iqaluit.ca.

Residents are reminded that dog tags are a great tool to help the Municipal Enforcement department connect a lost dog with its proper owners.

Animal Tags are free of charge from the City and can be picked up at building 901.

A medium black and brown dog with no collar and no tag was picked up from the Frobisher Inn Parking Lot on May 1, 2024.  Municipal Enforcement was unable to identify the owner of this dog as the dog did not have a collar or dog tags at the time of pick-up.

This dog will be in the care of Municipal Enforcement for a minimum of 72 hours from the date the dog was impounded.

If you recognize this dog or would like to report a lost dog, please call City Dispatch at 979-5650 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m Monday to Friday or email municipalenforcement@iqaluit.ca.

Residents are reminded that dog tags are a great tool to help the Municipal Enforcement department connect a lost dog with its proper owners.

Animal Tags are free of charge from the City and can be picked up at building 901.

A large white, brown dog with orange collar and no tag was picked up in the area of City Hall on May 1, 2024.  Municipal Enforcement was unable to identify the owner of this dog as the dog did not have a collar or dog tags at the time of pick-up.

This dog will be in the care of Municipal Enforcement for a minimum of 72 hours from the date the dog was impounded.

If you recognize this dog or would like to report a lost dog, please call City Dispatch at 979-5650 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m Monday to Friday or email municipalenforcement@iqaluit.ca.

Residents are reminded that dog tags are a great tool to help the Municipal Enforcement department connect a lost dog with its proper owners.

Animal Tags are free of charge from the City and can be picked up at building 901.