what we do

Coastal Animal Services is an animal control bylaw compliance service that has been family owned and operated in the Cowichan Valley since 1974. Since then we have expanded to multiple municipalities and jurisdictions spanning from select areas such as Lake Cowichan to Campbell River

Bylaw Enforcement

Our areas of jurisdiction, regulations and municipalities we protect

Who we are

Who is Coastal and how we came to be the valley’s most trusted animal bylaw enforcement and boarding service


Boarding services, rates, and inquiries

Helpful Resources

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about coastal

from small town services to island wide protection

Coastal Animal Services, formerly known as Cowichan Animal was established in 1974 by Dan Hughes, where full boarding and animal bylaw services were offered. In 2008, the animal shelter was taken over by Trevor and Sue Hughes who began expanding their services to areas such as Lake Cowichan, Ladysmith and Cobble Hill. In the years to come, Cowichan Animal became Coastal Animal Services, with kennel facilities in Duncan, Nanaimo and Campbell River. Today, Coastal Animal Services still maintains strong relationships with many municipalities and cities. For a full list of the areas we services, see our Bylaw Enforcement page here