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. If you own a dog or cat in the City of Peterborough, you are by law required to license them each year. By licencing your pet, you allow our team to easily identify your pet, get in touch with you, and assist you should your pet become lost or injured.

How to License your Pet

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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.

First-time licence Licensed in the past Renew Your Pet Licence

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 Peterborough Humane Society.

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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 expiry date. Failure to present a valid licence will result in a fine up to $125.00.

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 1st.

  Spayed/neutered Unaltered Senior owners (60+) – Spayed/neutered Senior owners (60+) – Unaltered
Dog licences
If renewed between Dec 1 – Jan 31 $25 $50 $15 $35
If renewed between $50 $75 $30 $50
If renewed between $75 $100 $45 $65
New dogs obtained after Sep 1, 2020 $15 $15 $15 $25
Replacement of lost tag $10 $10 $10 $10
Cat licences
Licence cost $20 $25 $10 $10
Replacement of a lost tag $10 $10 $10 $10

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