Is your pet licensed?
Annual pet licences are mandatory if you live in the City of Guelph. Avoid a fine, protect your pet, and support your community.License My Pet Now Renew My Pet's Licence
The City of Guelph has partnered with DocuPet Inc. to provide an enhanced pet licensing experience. DocuPet Inc. specializes in creating and managing pet licensing programs. It's our job to ensure that every pet in the community is licensed. Once compliant, our program offers additional value to pet owners through our Lost Pet System and DocuPet Rewards Program.
Licensing is Mandatory.
Before we can focus on the benefits, we need to start with the facts. Annual pet licences are required in nearly every city and town across North America. Licensing plays an important role in the city and their staff's ability to keep our communities safe – this includes our children, our pets, and us.
Pets get out, they get sick, and unfortunately not every pet gets along with other pets or people. A licence allows city officials and your fellow citizens to identify an animal, contact their owner, and make decisions that are in the best interest of the pet and the community.
Fees and Fines
There's no ifs ands or buts about it, licences are required for all pets living in Guelph. They must be renewed every year prior to the expiration date (don't worry, we'll remind you!).
Failure to present a valid licence may result in a fine of $150.
*Note that the single pet rate always applies for the first pet, even if licensing multiple pets. *Those eligible for the Affordable Bus Pass Program receive a 50% discount on all pet licensing fees (must be purchased at a vendor location to qualify).
Please note that Guelph's licensing program operates on a 365 day cycle. This means that all licences expire the following year on the date they were purchased.
Benefits Offered by DocuPet
Our mission at DocuPet is to provide a safe and happy home for every pet. This starts with licensing, but it doesn't end there.