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License Fees for a New Dog

When you register your dog for the first time, the fee for a dog license is as follows:

We want to make licensing easy for you! All first time license registrations can be done at the shelter, or via home visit by an Animal Services Officer. To arrange an appointment please call 519-685-1330. You can also click here to fill in our online form.

January 1st to July 1st
spayed, neutered & microchipped spayed/neutered not spayed/neutered
Each dog $26.00 $32.00 $56.00
Guide dog, Service dog (certificate) No Charge No Charge No Charge
If you qualify for a senior discount $5.00 discount
(for each pet)
$5.00 discount
(for each pet)
$5.00 discount
(for each pet)

If you purchase or adopt a dog after July 1st of a given year, and you are purchasing a dog license for this dog for the first time, there is a reduced dog licensing fee:

After July 1
spayed, neutered & microchipped spayed/neutered not spayed/neutered
Each dog $16.00 $19.00 $30.00
Guide dog, Service dog (certificate) No Charge No Charge No Charge
If you qualify for a senior discount $5.00 discount
(for each pet)
$5.00 discount
(for each pet)
$5.00 discount
(for each pet)


To receive the reduced rate for a spayed, neutered, & microchipped pet, you must provide proof of surgery & microchipping at the time you purchase your pet's license or identification. This is an invoice for the surgery/microchipping from your veterinarian. If you are unable to find your receipt, your vet should be able to provide a copy.

Please bring with you breed documentation, current rabies vaccination documentation and proof of spay and neuter and microchipping if applicable.


Provincial Offense Notice

Failure to purchase a dog license or cat identification can result in penalties (increased license fee, a ticket which includes a fine or court action).



Contact us for your first time registration appointment


Expiry date: December 31st
All licenses expire on December 31st of the current year.



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