Is your pet licensed?

Annual pet licences are mandatory if you live in the City of Peterborough. Avoid a fine, protect your pet, and support your community.

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The Peteborough Humae Society has partnered with DocuPet to provide an enhanced pet licensing experience for Peterborough pet guardians. DocuPet specializes in creating pet licensing programs that put the pet first. By making sure every pet's licence tag has the ability to help them get home safe, there's more reasons than ever before to make sure your pet is licensed and always wearing their city tag (nevermind the fact that it's the law!). And with so many fun tag styles to choose from, you'll definitely find something perfect for your pal.

Licensing is Mandatory.

Did you know pet licences are required in nearly every city and county across North America? Licensing plays an important role in ensuring the proper resources are in place to care for everyone in the community - this includes our children, our pets, and us. It's in large part thanks to those pet owners who license their pets that the county is able to provide critical animal welfare and protection services including animal protection officers and local shelters.

The fact of the matter is pets get out, they get sick, and unfortunately not every animal gets along with other pets or people. A licence allows city officials and your fellow citizens to identify an animal, contact their guardian, 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 Peterborough 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 Peterborough. They must be renewed every year prior to January 31st (don't worry, we'll remind you!).

Failure to present a valid licence may result in a fine of $125.00.

Please note that Peterborough’s licensing program operates on a calendar year cycle. This means that all licences expire annually on the 31st of January.

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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 HomeSafe™ Lost Pet Service

The HomeSafe™ Lost Pet Service 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 thousands of pets reunite with their owners through our HomeSafe™ Lost Pet Service.

Help guarantee your pet's safe return home.

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