The Township of Brock promotes a safe and healthy environment for people and all animals, and are committed to providing quality care to animals in distress – whether in our care or in the wild. The Township owns and operates the Dench Animal Shelter, and investigate animal complaints and enforce animal by-laws in the community. Our staff provide the following services for our community: fostering, impounding animals, animals with families, sheltering, promote responsible pet ownership, and caring for impounded/surrendered animals. The Township’s animal services staff is combined with our by-law enforcement department. The animal services/by-law department is comprised of a full-time supervisor, two full-time and two part-time officers. One officer is always dedicated to animal services from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. seven days a week.
Potential adopters first come into the shelter for an in-person meet and greet with the animals that they are interested in. Adopters are required to fill out a 2 page application. This completed application is reviewed by shelter staff and a reference check is done using the adopter's previous/current Veterinarian or landlord if applicable.