Parkland County's Animal Control Bylaw controls the number of animals and livestock permitted on residential and agricultural parcels.

Cats and dogs

On any residential parcel smaller than 0.81 ha (2 acres) in size, you can have a maximum of four household pets (dogs or cats).

On any residential parcel larger than 0.81 ha (2 acres), you can have a maximum of four dogs. There is no regulation on the number of cats on parcels over 0.81 ha (2 acres), as long as the pet owner complies with the Animal Protection Act.

Livestock

On residential or agricultural parcels between 0.81 ha (2 acres) and 16.1 ha (39.9 acres), allowable animal/bird units are as follows:

Parcel size# of animal/bird units

0.81 to 1.21 ha (2 to 2.99 acres)

1

1.22 to 1.61 ha (3 to 3.99 acres)

2

1.62 to 2.02 ha (4 to 4.99 acres)

3

2.03 to 2.42 ha (5 to 5.99 acres)

4

2.43 to 4.04 ha (6 to 9.99 acres)

5

4.05 ha or greater

5*

*Plus the number of animal/bird units permitted for that portion of the parcel in excess of 4.05 ha (10 acres)

Example: 5.26 ha (13 acres) = 5 + 2 = 7 animal/bird units

One animal/bird unit means:

  • 2 horses, donkeys, mules or asses
  • 2 llamas, 3 alpacas or guanaco
  • 1 cow, 1 steer (over 1 year old), or 1 swine
  • 2 calves up to 1 year old
  • 15 chickens
  • 10 ducks, turkeys, pheasants, geese or other similar fowl
  • 3 sheep or goats
  • 20 rabbits or similar rodents
  • 2 ostriches, emus or other ratites