Pet Licensing

In the city of Toronto, ON, all dogs and cats must be licensed. This pet license has to be renewed every 12 months. The license fee can be paid in person, by mail, or online using a credit card. For more information, go here. If the license is lost, it must be replaced as soon as possible. To replace your pet license, you must call the Toronto Animal Service at 416-338-7387.  

Beagle Puppy playing in Toronto, with proper Pet Licensing.

Do You Need a Pet License?

There is a city law in Toronto calling for a pet license. This license has the owner's name and contact information. In case your dog or cat got lost, the license helps animal shelter personals to safely and quickly return your dog or cat to you. Also, this license proves that your pet belongs to you.

Obtaining Your First License

To obtain your first license, you can visit the Toronto Animal Services closest to your home. There are three locations in the city of Toronto, ON. You can also visit the local Toronto Humane Society office to acquire the license. However, for the convenience of our clients, we can help you get your pet license at our animal hospital. Here at Jane Animal Hospital, all you need to do is fill out the forms, pay the fees, and your pet license will arrive in a few days in the mail. Now, that is the easy way to obtain your license!

Renewing Your License

The city of Toronto will send you a renewal notice with a 10-digit code number. Using this number, you can pay the fees using any method indicated in the letter. Mark the date to renew on your calendar just in case your notice does not arrive or is mislaid. If you miss your renewal date, renew it as soon as you can.

What If You Don't Renew Your License?

There is a penalty of $500 for the first offense for not having a pet license. This fine can go up to $5000 for repeated or multiple offenses. As you can see, the costs of not having a pet license can add up very quickly than paying the license fee every year with our veterinarian.

Let a “Vet Near Me” Help with Pet Licensing

Obtaining a pet license has just been made easy. Call Jane Animal Hospital in Toronto, ON, today at 416-762-5558 to get the license. Our veterinarian is happy to help. 

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