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Dog Licences


The City's by-law relating to the keeping of dogs requires all dog owners in the City of St. Catharines to purchase dog licences for their pets. The City of St. Catharines and DocuPet are working together to launch a new dog licensing program allowing residents to purchase dog licences online.
 Click here to license your dog online

Visit DocuPet online to set up an account, complete online dog profiles and even upload photos. DocuPet also allows residents to manage and update contact information and details about their dogs, offers a rewards program and access to DocuPet's lost pet network should their dogs go missing.

New Dog Licenses

Click here if you are a new dog owner or licensing a dog for the first time. Dog licences are valid for 365 days after the date of purchase.

Dog licences can also be purchased at the Citizens First counter on the second floor of City Hall (50 Church St.).


Dog owners with current licences due to expire Dec. 31, 2016 will receive notices from DocuPet to renew later in the fall.


Starting May 16, dog licences are valid for 365 days after the date of purchase. Dog licences purchased before May 16, 2016 expire Dec 31, 2016.

The City of St. Catharines maintains a registry of all licensed dogs within the City.

Call 905-688-5601, ext. 1416, if you have moved or you no longer have your dog.


 For each male or female dog (non-spayed or non-neutered)


 For each spayed or neutered dog (veterinary certificate required)


 Dogs under six months old


 Late Fee


 Replacement Dog Tag


 Registered Kennel Owner




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