Dog Licencing

Online Dog Licence Application

By-Law Information

City of Kitchener By-Law 530 states that all dogs must be licensed annually. Purchase your dog’s licence by March 1st to receive a discounted rate.

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. Anyone purchasing a licence for a non-sterilized dog will be eligible for a refund on the difference between the non-sterilized dog licence fee and the sterilized dog licence fee, if the same dog has been sterilized within the calendar year.

For dog owners wishing to purchase a dog licence from a participating pet store or veterinary hospital, and whose dog has previously been confirmed sterilized, please take your renewal letter with you. All required information needed to confirm your dog’s sterilization is printed on the renewal letter.

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.

2014 City of Kitchener Licensing Fees

First Licence Fee for a Sterilized Dog Regular Senior (65+)
Within 7 days of becoming owner of dog $27.00 $22.00
After 7 days of becoming owner of dog $74.00 $68.00
Within 7 days of becoming owner of dog and after September 1st $14.00 $14.00
First Licence Fee for a Non-Sterilized Dog Regular Senior (65+)
Within 7 days of becoming owner of dog $43.00 $38.00
After 7 days of becoming owner of dog $94.00 $86.00
Within 7 days of becoming owner of dog and after September 1st $14.00 $14.00
Renewal Licence Fee for a Sterilized Dog Regular Senior (65+)
Before March 1st $27.00 $22.00
After March 1st $74.00 $68.00
Renewal Licence Fee for a Non-Sterilized Dog Regular Senior (65+)
Before March 1st $43.00 $38.00
After March 1st $94.00 $86.00

Other Locations

You may also purchase your tag at one of the following locations:

Sales Location Address Sales Dates
KW Humane Society 250 Riverbend Dr Kitchener All Year
Animal Hospital of KW 15 Hazelglen Dr Kitchener Until February 28/14
Blue Cross Animal Hospital 734 Frederick St Kitchener Until February 28/14
CB’s Pet Foods 1335 Weber St E Kitchener Until February 28/14
Global Pet Foods Strasburg Forest Glen Plaza Kitchener Until February 28/14
Mitchell Animal Hospital 408 Gage Ave Kitchener Until February 28/14
Clark Animal Hospital 130 Alpine Rd Kitchener Until February 28/14
Kingsdale Animal Hospital 2140 King St E Kitchener Until February 28/14
Manitou Animal Hospital 5 Manitou Dr Kitchener Until February 28/14
St Francis Animal Clinic 22 Pandora Ave S Kitchener Until February 28/14

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