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, by law you are required to license them each year. By licensing your pet, you allow our team to easily ID your pet, contact you, and help you should your pet 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 and 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:

  • By phone: 1-855-249-1370
  • In person: Peterborough Humane Society, 385 Lansdowne Street East, Peterborough, ON K9L 2A3
  • 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

Licenses are required for all dogs and cats living in the City of Peterborough. Please note that Peterborough’s licensing program operates on a 365 day cycle. This means that all licences expire the following year on the date they were purchased.

The Senior Citizens rate applies to Peterborough residents aged 60 and older and is available online, by mail, over the phone, or in person by providing your date of birth.

There’s no ifs ands or buts about it, licences are required for all dogs living in Peterborough. They must be renewed every year prior to the expiration date (don’t worry, we’ll remind you!).

Failure to present a valid licence may result in a fine of $125.00.

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Fee Schedule 2021

DOG LICENCE FEES LICENSING FEE SENIOR CITIZEN’S RATE (60+)
Spayed/Neutered $30.00 $20.00
Unaltered $60.00 $40.00
Spayed/Neutered – Late $50.00 $35.00
Unaltered – Late $80.00 $60.00
CAT LICENCE FEES LICENSING FEE SENIOR CITIZEN’S RATE (60+)
Spayed/Neutered $25.00 $15.00
Intact $30.00 $20.00
Spayed/Neutered – Late $35.00 $25.00
Intact – Late $40.00 $30.00
REPLACEMENT TAG
$10.00

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