Pet Licences

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Do you own a pet?

The Animal Control Bylaw requires that all dogs in Tillsonburg be licensed annually. A licence allows Animal Control to identify your pet, get in touch with you, and make decisions that are in the best interest of your pet should it become lost or injured.

Pet licensing in Tillsonburg is managed by DocuPet Inc.


How to license your pet online

DocuPet provides a licensing solution that is simple and convenient, and includes added benefits for pet owners. You can license online in less than five minutes and will immediately gain access to your profile, which is used to reunite you with your pet in the event they become lost. You will be in compliance as soon as you complete the form, and your pet tag will be sent in the mail within 8 to 10 business days.

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Other ways to license your pet

Don't want to license online? Don't worry. You can also license your pet using one of these methods:

 By Phone
 Call 1-855-249-1370
 At Local Pet Stores


Tillsonburg Customer Service Centre
10 Lisgar Ave.

Family Pet Centre
107 Concession St. E.

589 Broadway

Learn more about the pet owner responsibilities on our Animal Bylaws page.


Fees and Fines

Licences are required for all dogs living in Tillsonburg. Licences must be renewed every year prior to the expiration date. Failure to present a valid licence will result in a fine of $150.00. 

All licences expire on February 28th, regardless of when the licence was purchased.

Late fees will be applied to licences purchased or renewed after February 28.

Dog - Intact

Before February 28 — $22.00

After February 28 — $42.00

Dog - Spayed/Neutered 

Before February 28 — $17.00

After February 28 — $37.00

Service Dog 


Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most common questions we get about licensing in the Town of Tillsonburg. If you have a question that is not answered here, please contact DocuPet directly at 1-855-249-1370.

What do the licence fees support?
  • Emergency service all year round
  • Feeding, sheltering, and safekeeping of impounded animals
  • Supporting the rescue of lost and/or homeless animals
  • Supporting medical care for sick or injured dogs or cats
What if I no longer own my pet?

If you no longer own your pet, you can get in touch with the DocuPet customer service team to update your profile by calling 1-855-249-1370 or emailing 

What if my pet gets lost?

DocuPet's Lost Pet Report can help. Login 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.


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When will my pet tag arrive?
Typically pet tags are received in the mail 8-10 business days after your order if processed. Our Town records will show you have an active licence from the time of purchase.
Can I get a replacement tag?

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.


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