You can still purchase a new or renew a dog licence in person, by phone, by mail or by fax. Complete the Dog Licence Application Form (PDF, 817 KB). If you need to make a change to your information, contact Animal Services at 905-574-3433.
Pet Licensing Fees
|Pet/Tags||Regular Fee||Senior Citizen Rates|
|Dog (spayed or neutered)||$25.00||$12.50|
|Dog (not spayed or neutered)||$60.00||$30.00|
|Cat (spayed or neutered)||$15.00||$7.50|
|Cat (not spayed or neutered)||$50.00||$25.00|
How do I register my dog in Ontario?
All dogs and cats owned in Toronto must be licensed and wear a tag. The licence must be renewed every year.
To register online you will need the following:
- a credit card.
- the name address and phone number of your veterinary clinic.
- for renewals – the renewal notice or the 10 code number (e.g.:D06-000127)
What is an Ontario dog license?
If your dog gets lost or is injured, a dog licence (dog tag) is a fast and easy way to identify your dog and to get in contact with you. Licensed dogs are likely to be returned home. Licensing your dog shows that you are a responsible pet owner.
What happens if you don’t register your dog Ontario?
If you own, have custody of, or otherwise keep a dog without a licence, you may be charged a fine of no less than $75 and up to $10,000.
How do you get a dog tag?
Just head to any major pet retailer, like Petco or PetSmart and use one of their dog tag engraving machines. These are easy to operate and will get you a personalized tag in minutes. Tag machines can be found at Walmart, too. You can also order a custom tag online if that’s more your style.
How do you get a pet license?
Please provide proof of your age and proof of pet’s spay/neuter. If your pet is under six months of age, you qualify for a $15 juvenile pet license that is good for six months. After that, the full pet license fee of $30 for a spayed/neutered pet or $60 for an unaltered pet applies.
How many dogs can you legally own in Ontario?
The total number of cats and dogs allowed in a residence is five (5). A maximum of three (3) dogs are allowed in a residence where both cats and dogs are kept.
How much is a dog license?
Licenses for spayed or neutered dogs of any age cost $8.50 per year. If your dog is not spayed or neutered, a license will cost $8.50 if the dog is under 4 months old, or $34 if it is older than 4 months. License fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.