A four-year-old girl bitten by a pit bull in Cole Harbour was taken to the IWK Health Centre in Halifax on Sunday.
RCMP were called to a home on Arklow Drive at about 1:15 p.m.
Staff Sgt. Peter Ferguson said the girl's injuries were non-life threatening.
"The child was actually a visitor to the residence at the time of the incident," said Ferguson. "I'm not sure whether the child was familiar with the dog or not from past experiences. The pit bull remains in the custody of the homeowner on Arklow Drive where the bite occurred."
Ferguson said he doesn't think the dog has bitten anyone in the past.
Members of HRM's Animal Services are investigating to determine if the owner will face charges and what will happen to the dog.