Is your pet licensed?

Annual dog licences are mandatory if you live in Haldimand County. Avoid a fine, protect your pet, and support your community.

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The Welland and District SPCA has partnered with DocuPet Inc. to provide an enhanced dog licensing experience. DocuPet Inc. specializes in creating and managing pet licensing programs. It's our job to ensure that every dog in the community is licensed. Once compliant, our program offers additional value to pet owners through our HomeSafe™ Lost Pet System.

Licensing is Mandatory.

Before we can focus on the benefits, we need to start with the facts. Annual dog licences are required in nearly every city and county across North America. Licensing plays an important role in the County and their staff's ability to keep our communities safe – this includes our children, our pets, and us.

Dogs get out, they get sick, and unfortunately not every dog gets along with other pets or people. A licence allows County officials and your fellow citizens to identify an animal, contact their owner, and make decisions that are in the best interest of the pet and the community.

How Can I License My Dog?

With DocuPet, you can license online in less than five minutes and will immediately gain access to your dog's profile, which is used to reunite you with your pet in the event that they become lost.

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Licensed in the past?

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What If I Don't Want to License Online?

DocuPet and Haldimand County also offer options to license your dog over the phone, in person, or by mail.

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Fees and Fines

There's no ifs ands or buts about it, licences are required for all dogs living in Haldimand. They must be renewed every year prior to the expiration date (don't worry, we'll remind you!).

Failure to present a valid licence may result in a fine of $170.

Please note that Haldimand's licensing program operates on a calendar year. This means that all licences expire on December 31st.

Benefits Offered by DocuPet

Our mission at DocuPet is to provide a safe and happy home for every pet. This starts with licensing, but it doesn't end there.

Our Lost Pet System

The Lost Pet System is an online tool that ties your dog's unique tag number to their online profile. This means that if anyone finds your dog, they can easily visit our site, enter the number found on your dog's tag, and immediately get access to the contact information you have chosen to provide. Our Found Pet report makes it easy for people to help your pet get home safe.

Licensed pet owners can also report pets lost through their online profile. In a matter of seconds, you can notify members of your community and ask for help. They'll learn about your dog, where he or she was last seen, gain access to photos, and receive any of your direct contact information you make available.

Nothing makes for a better day at the DocuPet office then when we get to deliver the good news that a pet gets to return home. We're very proud to have helped hundred of pets reunite with their owners through our Lost Pet System.

Help guarantee your pet's safe return home.

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