Dog & Cat licencing

If you own a dog or cat in the City of Peterborough, you are required to license them each year.

It is our responsibility to provide a safe community for our citizens and their pets. Licensing plays an important role in our ability to fulfill this responsibility. A licence allows animal control and the humane society to identify your pet, get in touch with you, and make decisions that are in the best interest of your pet should it become lost or injured.

How to License Your Pet

The City of Peterborough pet licensing program is managed by DocuPet. DocuPet provides a licensing solution that is simple and convenient, and includes added benefits for pet owners. You can license online in less than five minutes and will immediately gain access to your pet’s profile, which is used to reunite you with your pet in the event that they become lost. You will be in compliance as soon as you complete the form, and your pet tag will be sent in the mail within 8 to 10 business days.

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You can also license:

  • Over the phone by calling 1-855-249-1370
  • In person at: Peterborough Humane Society, 385 Lansdowne Street East, Peterborough, ON K9L 2A3
  • By mail to: 385 Lansdowne Street East, Peterborough, ON K9L 2A3 Please make cheques payable to the Peterborough Humane Society. [Download Offline Form]

Click here to learn more about your licensing options and to get started today.

Fees and Fines

Licences are required for all dogs and cats living in the City of Peterborough. They must be renewed every year prior to the expiration date. Failure to present a valid licence will result in a fine up to $125.00. Click here  to renew your pet’s licence.

Fee schedule 2020

You must enter your birth date to qualify for the senior rate (must be age 60 or older). Please note that the City of Peterborough licensing program operates on a calendar year. This means that all licences expire on February 1.


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