Pet Licences

Do you need a licence?

All dogs living within the Town of Tillsonburg must be licensed annually. As of 2022, cats no longer need to be licensed.

Pet licensing in Tillsonburg is managed through DocuPet Inc

How to license your dog

Licensing your dog online takes less than five minutes. Once you've purchased a licence, you can create a profile that can help reunite you with your dog if they get lost. While dog licences become active immediately after purchase, pet tags typically take eight to ten business days to arrive in the mail. 

If you can't license your dog online, you can call 1-855-249-1370 or visit the following locations:

  • Tillsonburg Customer Service Centre (10 Lisgar Ave.)
  • Family Pet Centre (107 Concession St. E.)
  • Ruffins (589 Broadway)

Licence fees and fines

Licences expire February 28 of each year (regardless of when the licence was purchased) and must be renewed annually. Late fees will be applied to licences purchased or renewed after February 28. 

Failure to licence your dog will result in a fine of $150.00.

Licence Type Before February 28 After February 28
Intact dog $25.00 $47.00
Spayed/neutered dog $20.00 $42.00
Service dog FREE FREE

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Emergency service all year round
  • Feeding, sheltering, and safekeeping of impounded animals
  • The rescue of lost and/or homeless animals
  • Medical care for sick or injured dogs or cats

If you no longer own your dog, update your DocuPet profile by calling 1-855-249-1370 or emailing

DocuPet's Lost Pet Report can help. Log in to your profile and report your pet lost using the red button. An email will go out to community members letting them know how they can help.

Lost Pet Report

Typically tags are received in the mail eight to ten business days after your order if processed. Our records will show you have an active licence from the time of purchase.

You can order a replacement tag by logging in to your account and clicking the green "Order Replacement Tags" button or call 1-855-249-1370 to order over the phone.

Order Replacement Tags

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