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About Hillside Kennels

Hillside Kennels has been contracted by The Town Of Tillsonburg to provide the Animal Control Services and operate the Municipal Pound. We must adhere to all applicable laws, work with law enforcement on both the Provincial and Municipal level, comply with the Town of Tillsonburg Animal Control Services contract and deal regularly with the public concerning either their animals or animals of others.  Hillside's mission is to actively preserve, protect and enhance the health, safety and comfort of the citizens of Tillsonburg by working with Tillsonburg in taking violent, injured or at-large animals off the streets to keep the community free from potentially threatening nuisances.  While required to hold the animals for three (3) days,  The Town of Tillsonburg Animal Control Services and Hillside Kennels consistently strive  to find all healthy animals a forever home, and we are actively involved in making adoption a priority.

Animal Control and Adoption Centre

The Town of Tillsonburg Animal Control Service offers a variety of services to the Town of Tillsonburg residents. It's mission is to provide responsive, efficient animal control services, to provide a high quality of animal care and to promote responsible pet ownership. 

Responsible Care Checklist:       
  • Has proper identification (current dog and cat tag)
  • Is spayed or neutered
  • Has a healthy, safe and stimulating environment
  • Visits a veterinarian every year for check-ups and vaccinations, or in the presence of any unusual behaviour/symptoms
  • Has adequate food, water and shelter
  • Gets enough exercise for his or her breed and age
  • Is groomed as often as necessary for his or her breed
  • Has obedience training using humane methods
  • Is supervised around small children
  • Is supervised and leashed at all times when out in public

Trained animal technicians in fully-equipped trucks can be efficiently dispatched 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in a timely manner for emergencies involving stray, unlicensed, domestic or feral dogs and cats. 

All dogs and cats residing in the Town of Tillsonburg must be licensed and wear the yearly tag.  Failure to purchase a tag can result in penalties (increased town fees, fine, or court action.).  Licenses are valid for the calendar year and expire on the 31st day of December of every year.

The Dog Owner's Liability Act   provides that the owner, or joint owner, of a dog is liable for damages resulting from a bite or attack by the dog on another person or domestic animal.  It is clear that this act requires the owner to take responsible precautions to prevent a dog from biting or attacking a person or another animal. 

Rabies:  Provincial legislation requires that all dogs and cats are immunized against rabies.  All animal bites must be reported to the Oxford County Board of Health at 1-800-755-0394. 

Note: The Tillsonburg Animal Control Services does not handle wildlife calls (i.e. skunks, deer, raccoon,etc.) Please contact the Ontario Ministry Of Natural Resources.  They have a list of people in our area who are Wildlife Removal Agents and Wildlife Custodians to help with orphaned wild animals. They can also give you the proper information regarding your particular wildlife problem.


                           Raccoon                                           Skunk


                               Opossum                                      Coyote


                               Red Fox                                         Deer






Municipal Pound: Hours Of Operation

Monday 8 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday 8 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday 8 AM - 7 PM
Thursday 8 AM - 7 PM
Friday 8 AM - 7 PM
Saturday 8 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Statutory Holidays Closed

Animal Control Services

Animal Control 

 Available To Help 24/7 Including

Statutory Holidays **

Call (519) 842-9200

Tillsonburg Customer Service Centre

10 Lisgar Avenue

     Tillsonburg, ON  N4G 5A5



Adoption Program

Hillside Kennels / Tillsonburg Animal Control Service  is actively promoting adoption and making this a priority

Some dogs and cats may need that extra TLC.  Some adoptive homes may wish to welcome these animals that have had a rough start, and give them a new forever home with lots of love and care.     

For more information on how to adopt a new furry friend, please contact Hillside Kennels



Adopting From A Shelter

Animal shelters are your best source when looking for a pet.  Not only do they have a great selection of adult animals for adoption, but they also have kittens and puppies, and even purebred animals at times.