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.

DocuPet Dog Licensing

The City of St. Catharines has partnered with DocuPet to launch a new dog licensing program allowing residents to purchase dog licences online.
 Click here to license your dog online

Benefits of DocuPet

  • Online accounts make it easy for you to keep track of your dog licences
  • Upload photos of your dog(s)
  • Manage and update your contact information and details about your dogs
  • Rewards program
  • Access to DocuPet's lost pet network should your dog(s) go missing.

If you've moved or no longer have your dog

You can report a change of address or update your profile using any of these methods:

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 licences are valid for 365 days after the date of purchase.

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


 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



Prices updated as of Jan. 2, 2019.
Fees include HST

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