We want to hear from you! 

In Ontario, under the Dog Owners’ Liability Act (DOLA), it is illegal to own or house* a Pit Bull-type dog. We want your input on the regulation of Pit Bulls in Ontario. You are invited to complete a short survey to share your thoughts.

A Pit Bull is defined under the law as:

  • A Pit Bull Terrier
  • A Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • An American Staffordshire Terrier
  • An American Pit Bull Terrier
  • A dog that has an appearance and physical characteristics substantially similar to any of the above dog breeds

*with exceptions written in the Dog Owners’ Liability Act

SHARE YOUR INPUT ON PIT BULL LEGISLATION


Help us shape the new Ontario Animal Protection Act.

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society has established a task force to develop recommendations for the ‎new provincial animal welfare legislation, that reflects the need for both greater protection and social justice for animals. This work will set the stage for new legislation including stronger regulations prohibiting the use of animals in entertainment, providing for the protection of pets and farm animals and establishing their status as sentient beings under the law.

Be a voice for animals! Share your feedback and help shape animal welfare laws in Ontario.

GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK