Dog Licensing

Online Dog License Application

Pursuant to City of Kitchener By-law 2014- 138 all dogs must be licensed annually.

Did You Know?

  • If your licensed dog is found by a member of the public, they will be directly returned to you with no visit to the shelter.
  • Renewing your license annually keeps your contact information and address up-to-date so your pet can be returned should they ever get lost
  • 100 per cent of missing dogs that are found and have a license are returned to their homes
  • The majority of stray dogs found without a dog license are put up for adoption and are not returned to their families
  • Owners are required to have a dog license within 30 days of ownership.
  • Any dog owner found owning an unlicensed dog can be fined $200-$5000.

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As an added bonus, when you register your dog online you will also get a $25 voucher for Ren’s Pet Depot! Learn more about this program! (link to Ren’s voucher webpage).

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Ren’s Pets Depot has generously donated a $25 in-store voucher in sponsorship of our online dog licensing program.

Here’s how it works:

  • Apply for a new 2017 dog licence or renew your existing licence
  • Print your proof of payment and wait for your printable voucher to arrive via email
  • Take your printable voucher and proof of online purchase receipt to any Ren’s Pet Depot
  • Redeem your $25 voucher!

The voucher is redeemable at Ren’s Pets Depot store located at 1525 Victoria St N, Kitchener, ON N2B 3E4 or at any other Ren’s Pets Depot locations. Visit the sponsorship page for more information.

2017 City of Kitchener Licensing Fees

License Fee for a Sterilized Dogs Regular Senior (65+)
Within 30 days of first license being required for the
dog or within 30 days of current license expiry
$30.00 $25.00
After 30 days of first license being required for the
dog or within 30 days of current license expiry
$45.00 $40.00
License Fee for a Non-Sterilized Dogs Regular Senior (65+)
Within 30 days of first license being required for
dog or within 30 days of current license expiry
$60.00 $55.00
After 30 days of first license being required for the
dog or within 30 days of current license expiry
$90.00 $85.00
License Fee for a Designated Dogs Regular Senior (65+)
Within 30 days of first license being required for the
dog or within 30 days of current license expiry
$80.00 $75.00
After 30 days of first license being required for
dog or within 30 days of current license expiry
$120.00 $115.00

As part of its effort to address the issue of pet overpopulation, the City of Kitchener has implemented higher licencing fees for non-sterilized dogs. Before a licence for a sterilized dog is issued, the owner shall submit a copy of their certificate of sterilization; or the owner shall otherwise satisfy the Poundkeeper that their dog is sterilized.

To keep our records up to date, please contact our office (519) 745-5615 if you no longer own or have a dog. If your dog has passed away, please contact us and accept our condolences.

Please be considerate of others; city parks and greenbelt areas are not meant to be a playground and litter box for your dog. A dog shall be deemed to be running at large when it is found not under the effective control of an adult and not on a leash. As well, every owner of a dog shall remove immediately and dispose of any excrement left by the dog on any property in the city, other than the owner’s property. Please obey the by-laws so that everyone can enjoy the parks and greenbelt areas. Be a responsible pet owner. Thank you for your cooperation.

Anyone wishing to purchase a City of Waterloo dog licence please visit the City of Waterloo’s Dog Licences webpage.