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Licensing Your Pet

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City of Guelph

 Dog Licensing

Providing your dog with proper identification significantly increases the likelihood that your dog will get home promptly if it strays or becomes lost.

  • All dogs (older than 4 months of age) residing in the City of Guelph are to be licensed and have their license tag affixed at all times
  • Dog owners are subject to a fine if the dog is not licensed as per City of Guelph By-law # (2016)-20122

To help make licensing easier, dog owners can purchase tags, update information or order replacement tags using Docupet’s online registration system.

Other benefits of Docupet include:

  • Access to a lost pet program
  • Online pet profile and iRewards card to use at participating local businesses

Tags can also be purchased in person using credit or debit at the following locations:

The Guelph Humane Society:
500 Wellington Street West

Service Guelph- City Hall:
1 Carden Street

Now when you purchase your license, it’s valid until the date of purchase the following year! You may also renew your license up to 6 weeks prior to expiry date.

Dog License Fees

Spayed/Neutered and Microchipped $40
Spayed/Neutered $50
Microchipped $50
Intact and not Microchipped $70
Replacement Tag $10

 

For the City of Guelph, licensing prices are discounted by 25% on second and subsequent licenses purchased. Click here for more information.

Also, the City of Guelph is able to offer a 50% reduced license fee for any residents who qualify for other city subsidies. These licenses can only be purchased at City Hall.

Cat Registration

  • Your cat can be voluntarily registered online through Docupet’s online tool or at the Guelph Humane Society
  • You will receive an identification tag which will be helpful to add to your cats breakaway collar
  • All proceeds from the cat registration will go to support the Guelph Humane Society with initiatives such as the spay/neuter program

Cat License Fees

Cat Licenses for the City of Guelph are $25, but will be subject to change under the mandatory by-law to take effect in 2018.

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Township of Guelph/Eramosa

Dog Licensing

  • All dogs in the Township are required to be licensed under by-law 80/2016
  • The dog tag must be fixed on the dog at all times

To obtain a dog license, update information or order replacement tags for the Township of Guelph/Eramosa:

  • Click here to obtain the Dog Tag License Application Form and submit the form to the Township Municipal Office
  • Or visit the Guelph Humane Society to pick up your license today!

Dog License Fees

Spayed/Neutered before April 30th $25
Intact before April 30th $30
Spayed/Neutered after April 30th $30
Intact after April 30th $35
Replacement Tag $5
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Township of Centre Wellington

Dog Licensing

  • The Dog-Control By-law requires that all dog owners license their dog
  • Dog owners are required to purchase their license before April 30th of that year, or within 15 days of obtaining a new dog

To obtain a dog license, update information or order replacement tags for the Township of Centre Wellington

  • Click here to fill out an online Dog Tag renewal or to obtain a Dog Tag Application form and submit it to the Township Office
  • Or visit the Guelph Humane Society to pick up your license today!

Dog License Fees

Dog License before April 30th $40
Dog License after April 30th $50
Replacement Tag $10
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Township of Puslinch

Dog Licensing

  • The Dog-Control By-law requires that all dog owners license their dog
  • Dog owners are required to purchase their license before March 1st of that year, or within 10 days of obtaining a new dog
  • The dog license expires on December 31st each year

To obtain a dog license, update information or order replacement tags for the Township of Puslinch:

  • Click Here to obtain more information on dog licensing in the Township of Puslinch, or to download the dog license application
  • Or visit the Guelph Humane Society to pick up your license today!

Dog License Fees

Dog License Tag $25

 

For all other areas, please contact your local municipality for information on licensing your pet.