The Town of Pelham is a pet-friendly community. In fact, we are home to a higher-than-average percentage of residents who own and care for pets.

Pet licensing

The Town of Pelham no longer supplies dog tags, however, you can register and obtain a tag and many other animal services from our local Welland & District Humane Society. Please visit for more information.

Centre Street leash-free dog park

As part of our commitment to providing a pet-friendly environment, Pelham, in collaboration with the Niagara Region, is home to a leash-free dog park.

Located on Centre Street, off Highway 20, the park is open May-October from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and November-April 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. When visiting the park, visitors are asked to follow a few rules:

  • Do not feed or disturb any animal or wildlife
  • Do not damage or move any building, equipment or structure
  • Do not bring or consume and alcoholic beverage
  • Do not light any fire, including barbecue
  • No smoking
  • No littering
  • No smoking
  • Pets should be kept on a leash that is no longer than two metres when outside the leash-free areas
  • Clean up after pets
  • Follow our leash-free dog park guidelines

To create a specific Public Service Request for Animal services, please click on the PSR logo below.


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