All dogs and cats owned in Toronto must be licensed and wear a tag. The licence must be renewed every year.

The City of Toronto has partnered with Docupet to make online pet licencing and renewals faster and easier for pet owners. Payment can be made using a credit card or Visa/Mastercard debit card. 

Get or Renew Your Pet Licence

Call 416-338-PETS (7387), Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fill out a Pet Licence Application and send it with a cheque, payable to Treasurer, City of Toronto to:

Toronto Animal Services, 433 Eastern Ave., Building B, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M4M 1B7

Download Form

In person licensing is available at the following locations or you can view a map of in-person licensing locations. Note that with in-person services that you will still receive your pet tag in the mail.

Animal Shelters are open to the public by appointment only. Please call 416-338-7297 during the hours of 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. to make an appointment.

Toronto Animal Services North:
Animal Shelter and Spay/Neuter Clinic
1300 Sheppard Ave W
Toronto, ON M3K 2A6
Toronto Animal Services East:
Animal Shelter and Spay/Neuter Clinic
821 Progress Avenue
Toronto, ON M1H 2X4
Toronto Animal Services West:
Animal Shelter
146 The East Mall
Toronto, ON M8Z 5V5
Toronto Humane Society
11 River St
Toronto, ON M5A 4C2