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October 12, 2017 -

DocuPet, which runs the online pet licensing program for the City of Kingston, is going door-to-door in an awareness campaign about the need to license cats and dogs in the city. Licensing pets helps ensure lost pets are returned home and helps pay for animal care at the Kingston Humane Society.

"This is to raise awareness of the benefits of DocuPet's pet licensing program – and about the City's Responsible Pet Ownership Program. Licensing cats and dogs is required under the City's Pet Bylaw," says Lacricia Turner, manager of licensing and enforcement.

Turner stresses that the DocuPet campaigners are not selling anything at the door and will not ask you for payment of any kind. They will be offering information and a hand-out on the licensing program and can answer questions on it. Already licensed homes will not be visited.

Watch for DocuPet's campaigners in your neighbourhood – or register your pet online today at That website also offers details on program features, including:

  • Lost pet services. Ninety per cent of DocuPet-licensed pets are returned to their homes within 48 hours.
  • Rewards, coupons and deals from local vendors.
  • Advice and topics for Kingston pet owners.
  • Automatic renewal reminders so that you are always in compliance with the City's Pet Bylaw.

If you don't have a computer, you can register your pet at City Hall, the INVISTA Centre, Artillery Park Aquatic Centre or a participating vet clinic or pet store.


Call the City's licensing services at 613-546-4291 ext. 3150 or DocuPet at 1-855-249-1370.

Find out more about the City's Responsible Pet Ownership Program at

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Media contact: For more information call the strategic communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.