Township of Severn is committed to creating a pet-friendly community where responsible owners and pets help keep our community clean and safe. You can visit and enjoy our dog park available at Washago Centennial Park.

As per our Dog and Kennel By-law, make sure:

  • your dog doesn't run at large
  • you clean up after your dog
  • your dog doesn't bark or howl enough to disturb your neighbours

Notify us of an animal at large by filing a report

Animal licensing and programs

Lost and found pets

Dogs and cats that are lost or found in the Township can be taken directly to the Ontario SPCA Orillia Animal Centre located at 467 West Street North, Orillia

Canine control

Effective January 1, 2022 the Township of Ramara will provide canine/dog enforcement under contract to Township of Severn. If you have a canine control issue, contact us or Ramara By-law enforcement.

 Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 705-325-2315 x240
 After hours Monday to Friday between 4:31 p.m. to 8:29 a.m. and weekends
 705-623-7295

Wildlife

Severn is home to many types of wildlife. It's important to remember to respect wildlife and observe from safe distances. If you notice an animal in distress, or have questions or complaints regarding wildlife, please contact the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.