The limits on the number of dogs and cats, over 20 weeks of age, per household within the city of Ottawa are as follows:
- three dogs in all areas of the City
- five cats in areas not zoned agricultural
- where both dogs and cats are kept, a total of five animals, with a maximum of three dogs
- no restriction on the number of cats kept in areas zoned agricultural
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