If you have dogs or backyard chickens, it's important to licence them, follow some simple rules, and help keep West Vancouver a great place for all of its inhabitants, animal or human. Dogs Dog Licences If your dog is older than six months, it needs a licence and must wear a tag. Licence fees collected enable Bylaw & Licensing Services to bring your pet back to you quickly, often within a 24-hour period. Dog Owner Responsibilities If you're a dog owner and follow these simple rules, you can help keep West Vancouver a great place for all of its inhabitants, canine and human alike. Dogs in Parks Want to know where your dog can run free, where a leash is required and where your dog is not allowed? Commercial Dog Walkers Interested in becoming a West Vancouver commercial dog walker? Learn about the steps to getting your permit. Chickens Backyard Chickens Backyard chickens are permitted in single-family residential zones. If you’re thinking about having backyard chickens, please read the guidelines and learn more.