Visiting Montréal with a pet

Last updated June 18, 2024
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Are you headed to Montréal with your dog? Are you temporarily looking after a cat in Montréal? Find out more about applicable legislation and when you need to apply for a license.

Maximum length of visit 

You do not need a license for a stay of less than one month. However, you must have a valid license from your town or city and proof of residency.

If your municipality does not require a cat license, you must provide proof of residency.

For stays of more than 30 days, you must apply for a license.

Prohibited cats and dogs

You can bring any kind of cat or dog to Montréal, except for hybrid cats or dogs (crossbred with a species other than a domestic cat or dog).

It is prohibited to bring a dog that is under a euthanasia order to another municipality.

If your dog has been declared potentially dangerous, has already bitten or attacked a person or a pet in another town or city, or has attempted to do so, please email us before you arrive so that we can look into the situation.

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