Nicolino Ivano Camardi, who is 19, faces charges of wilfully causing unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to an animal.
The Calgary Humane Society began investigating in January when a starved dog was found dead with tape around its muzzle.
A dead cat was found in the same area a week later with green painter's tape covering most of its face.
Camardi will return to court Sept. 9.
He has been in custody since his arrest in May.