Department of Natural Resouces (DNR), Nova Scotia Government
Note: Wildlife management in Nova Scotia is under the jurisdiction of the Provincial government.

Today, more people are living in residential developments that were once relatively undisturbed wildlife habitats. People are now "Living with Wildlife".

Prevent nuisance and/or dangerous wildlife in your yard:

Feeding of wildlife:

More DNR information and useful links:

Wildlife and Biodiversity: https://novascotia.ca/natr/wildlife/
Living with Wildlife: https://novascotia.ca/natr/wildlife/living-with-wildlife/
Hunting: https://novascotia.ca/natr/hunt/
Contacts: https://novascotia.ca/natr/staffdir/offices.asp

Dog Ownership

Dogs on leash noticePlease note that the ONLY designated "run at large" area in the Town of Lunenburg is the Dog Park at 61 Starr Street.

Dogs are required to be under "the immediate, continuous and effective control of its owner or some other person" in the Town for the health and safety of the public as well as other dogs/pets. Enjoy the Lunenburg Dog Park for off-leash fun and exercise.

Hillcrest Cemetery is NOT a "run at large" area - please have respect for those interred there and their loved ones. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

Don't forget to STOOP AND SCOOP! It's a matter of public health. Others have to share sidewalks, streets, parks, etc. and dog owners are required to clean up after their pets.

Dog Bylaw and Licensing

Download the Town of Lunenburg's "Dog By-law (#22)".

The Dog Bylaw Enforcement Officer is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 902-275-2361; cell 902-277-0017.

Dogs are required to be licensed annually, with the exception of guide dogs. Download the Town's pdf Dog License application form. (232 KB)

Pet Resources

The Lunenburg Dog Park, the Town's only designated "run at large" area, is located at 55 Starr Street. It is operated by the Lunenburg Dog Park Society. Visit their Facebook page.