Hey Guelph pet owners: Ren's Pets Depot has joined our Rewards Program! License your pet and receive a $25.00 Gift Voucher in your fulfillment package. As of January 1st, 2018 all cats (indoor and outdoor) living in the City of Guelph must be licensed as per by-law City of Guelph By-law (2016)-20122. $5 from the sale of each cat licence will go to a program that supports cat welfare.

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.

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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.

How Can I License My Pet?

With DocuPet, you can license online in less than five minutes and will immediately gain access to your pet's profile, which is used to reunite you with your pet in the event that they become lost.

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Licensed in the past?

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What If I Don't Want to License Online?

DocuPet and the City of Guelph also offer options to license your pet over the phone, in person, or by mail.

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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.

Single Pet
Spayed/Neutered and
Microchipped Dog
$40.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog $50.00
Microchipped Dog $50.00
Intact Dog $70.00
Cat $25.00
2+ Pets
Spayed/Neutered and
Microchipped Dog
$30.00
Spayed/Neutered Dog $37.50
Microchipped Dog $37.50
Intact Dog $52.50
Cat $18.75

*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.

Our Lost Pet System

The Lost Pet System is an online tool that ties your pet's unique tag number to their online profile. This means that if anyone finds your pet, they can easily visit our site, enter the number found on your pet's tag, and immediately get access to the contact information you have chosen to provide. Our Found Pet report makes it easy for people to help your pet get home safe.

Licensed pet owners can also report pets lost through their online profile. In a matter of seconds, you can notify members of your community and ask for help. They'll learn about your pet, where he or she was last seen, gain access to photos, and receive any of your direct contact information you make available.

Nothing makes for a better day at the DocuPet office then when we get to deliver the good news that a pet gets to return home. We're very proud to have helped hundred of pets reunite with their owners through our Lost Pet System.

Help guarantee your pet's safe return home.

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Our Pet Owner Rewards Program

As if owning a pet isn't rewarding enough – DocuPet also offers a free rewards program to valid pet licence holders. The program features a number of exclusive discounts and deals. Save on everything from Canada's Wonderland tickets to pet treats.

When your pet's licence is mailed to you, you will also receive your rewards cards, which are all you need to claim local deals. You will also receive a $25 gift voucher for Ren's Pet Depot for each pet you license!

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