Buy or renew a dog licence
Dogs 3 months or older (including service dogs) must have a license, according to the Animal Control Bylaw.
Benefits of having your dog licensed
Thanks in part to the money raised through licensing fees, the City is able to care for lost and stray pets, and to pay for education- and pet-adoption services. With a dog license, you:
- Have a much better chance of getting your dog returned if it gets lost
- Avoid the impound fee if the City picks up your lost dog (one "ride home free" per year)
- Have your dog added to the Emergency Pet Registry, so emergency responders will know to look for it in the event of a disaster
- Avoid getting an "unlicensed dog" ticket ($250 for each infraction)
Order or renew your dog licence
The fee is $39.00, with no HST charged. Dog licences are valid for one year. When you renew, do so on time to avoid a $10.00 late penalty.
We accept VISA, Mastercard, and American Express credit cards.
Call 3-1-1 to pay by credit card.
Pay by credit card, debit card, cheque, money order, or cash.
1280 Raymur Ave
Monday to Friday: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8:30am to 4:00pm
2nd Floor, East Wing
2675 Yukon St (at West 11th Ave)
Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Residents of the Musqueam Indian Reserve and the University Endowment Lands can only buy a dog licence in person or by phone.
Update or cancel your dog licence
You will need to update your dog licence if you have moved or have placed your dog with another family.
You will need to cancel your dog licence if your dog has died or run away.
To update or cancel your dog licence, contact Animal Control at 3-1-1 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Replace a lost dog tag
If you lose your dog tag, contact the City and we will send you a replacement tag by mail.
You should get the tags 1-2 weeks after we get your payment.
You can pay by cash (in person only), or by credit card.
The fee for a replacement dog tag is $5.00.
If you found a dog tag
If you find a dog tag, you can drop it off at any community centre or public library branch in Vancouver, or at Animal Control.
It will be forwarded on to the owner.
View your dog licence information
If you have a dog licence and want to look at your file, contact Animal Control at 3-1-1. You will get a photocopy of your dog licence receipt.
You will need to provide contact phone numbers so that staff may follow up if needed.