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Pet Licensing

The City of Cambridge requires dog owners to have their pet licensed each year in order to meet the rules of our Dog By-law. A license also serves as another form of identification for your dog.

Providing your dog with proper identification significantly increases the likelihood that your dog will get home promptly if it strays or becomes lost.

  • All dogs (older than 12 weeks/4 months of age) residing within the City of Cambridge are to be licensed and have their license tag affixed at all times.
  • Dog owners are subject to a fine if the dog is not licensed as per City of Cambridge By-law # 172-13.

To help make licensing easier, dog owners can purchase tags, update information or order replacement tags using the DocuPet’s online registration system.

Register for DocuPet Now and Receive:

  • The HomeSafe™ Lost Pet Service
  • Beautiful Tags linked to a secure online profile
  • Thanks for supporting animal welfare in your community
  • DocuPet membership includes your Municipal Pet Licence

Other Benefits of DocuPet Include:

  • Online pet profile
  • Personalizable Dog Tags with secure online profile
  • The HomeSafe™ Lost Pet Service
  • Designer tag selections
  • A $25 voucher from Ren’s Pets (more places to come!)
  • Access to great dog safety and wellness products
  • Online and offline custom support via DocuPet
  • Tags are valid until the date of purchase the following year!
  • Renew your license up to 6 weeks prior to expiry date.
  • All Dog License Fees $40
  • Replacement Tags $10
  • The Senior’s Discount is $20.00.
    (Must Provide Proof of Age)

You will also be sent an email with a receipt and link to activate your online account. Where you can upload more information about your pet.

If you do not have an email address your activation code will be mailed to you along with your tag. Please note that you will need a valid email to setup your online DocuPet profile.

Tags can also be purchased in person using cash, credit or debit at the Cambridge & District Humane Society during our open, public hours. We do not accept cheque as a form of payment for licences.

TO REPORT ANIMAL WELFARE CONCERNS PLEASE CALL 1-833-9ANIMAL (1-833-926-4625)