All dogs and cats owned in Toronto must be licensed and wear a tag. The licence must be renewed every year. *Note – if you’ve lost your tag and you need it replaced, please contact us at 416-338-7387. This cannot be done online.

Why License Your Pet

  • Pet licences assist in the fast and safe return of your pet if it gets lost.
  • A licence is immediately visible to anyone who finds your pet and shows that your pet belongs to someone.
  • Your pet is returned home faster and/or spends less time in the shelter.
  • If your pet is lost or involved in an emergency situation, the licence provides information needed to contact you.

What You Will Need

To register online you will need the following:

  • a credit card
  • the name address and phone number of your veterinary clinic
  • for renewals – the renewal notice or the 10 code number (e.g.:D06-000127)


View the fees to license dogs and cats. Senior citizens receive a discount.

Ways to License Your Pet

License your pet by phone, by mail, in person or online.

BluePaw Rewards Program

Learn about the exclusive discounts on products and services for pet licence holders, or become a BluePaw partner.

Where the Money Goes

Pet licensing helps animals in your community. Learn how.

Where to License Your Pet

View a map of places where you can licence your pet.

Update Your Account Information

You can update your account information online.

Adopting & Importing Pets from Overseas

Read important information you should consider when adopting and importing pets from overseas.