Dog Tags

Dog Tags

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Alicia Benham
Customer Service Associate
1 MacDonald Square, Elora, ON
N0B 1S0
Phone: 519.846.9691 x252

​​​The Township of Centre Wellington Dog Control By-law requires every dog owner to register his or her dog and obtain a licence, before the 30th day of April each year. New dog owners have fifteen days to register their dog. Registering your dog demonstrates responsible pet ownership, and helps with the identification and the safe return of your dog if found running at large.

Dog Tag Fees:

2017 Dog Tags now available online

or at the Township Office

Dog Tags before April 30, 2017: $40.00 *

After April 30, 2017 ((renewals only): $50.00

Replacement Tags: $10.00 (available at the Township Office only)

* The cost of a 2017 Dog Tag has increased due to the Township engaging the services of the Guelph Humane Society to provide animal control and shelter services.  They are an organization that has the officers equipped with skill, ability, expertise and qualifications to provide animal control services in our area.   The Township is committed to the safety and care of all dogs in CW, and by partnering with the Guelph Humane Society we are able to provide a higher level of service, including enforcement.   The revenue from dog tags goes directly to cover the cost of the animal control  program.   The Township believes a user-pay approach is more equitable than a tax based subsidized approach.   The Guelph Humane Society also provides 24/7 emergency services and can be contacted by calling 519-824-3091.​

How to Register Your Dog

Purchase a Dog Tag Online or Complete a paper Dog Tag Application 

Paper applications can be submitted by mail or come in to the Township Municipal Office located at:
1 MacDonald Square, Elora, ON  N0B 1S0

General Rules:

  • All Dogs must be registered according to the Dog Control By-law
  • Two dogs are the maximum for any residential premises

Animal Control Enforcement:

Contact the Guelph Humane Society

The Guelph Humane Society provides animal control and shelter services to the Township of Centre Wellington by responding to animal related emergencies, stray dog calls, kennel inspections and enforcing the animal control by-laws and provincial legislation.

Services will be provided Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., emergency services 24 hours per day, seven days a week. 

The Guelph Humane Society will only respond to calls pertaining to injured, sick and orphaned wildlife.​