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January 11, 2016 -

Attention pet owners: you can now buy your dog or cat's licence online anytime at

"As part of the Responsible Pet Ownership Program, the City has partnered with DocuPet, a new online pet licensing system that goes beyond offering pet tags.  DocuPet offers a way to participate in a local community of licensed pet owners by giving pet owners a way to share photos of missing animals. Plus, you can get deals with your Rewards Card," says Kim Leonard, manager of licensing & enforcement.

Below are the benefits that the new online system offers to pet owners who license their animal(s):

  • Pet tags to allow your pet to be identified. The City's Bylaw to Regulate Animals requires dogs living in any part of Kingston and all cats living in the city's urban area to be licensed. Your dog must have a valid pet tag to use the City's off-leash dog parks. You can now request the size of tag you prefer for your animal.
  • An online account. This account allows you to enter and manage your pet's details – including photos of your pet – and your own contact information.
  • Free access to the lost pet program. If your pet goes missing, you can use your online account to notify the City's animal control team and participating local pet owners to be on the lookout for your pet.
  • DocuPet Rewards. When you license your pet, you receive a rewards card you can use to get local discounts and/or deals.
  • Your pet licence is now valid for 365 days from the date that it is purchased.
  • Advice for pet owners.

You can also license your pet at City Hall, 1211 John Counter Blvd., the Kingston Humane Society at 1 Binnington Ct. and participating local veterinary clinics and pet stores. 

See for licensing costs and further details.

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