The Township of Centre Wellington has partnered with DocuPet to provide an enhanced dog licensing program for our residents. At this time, new pet owners and new residents may register their pet. If you are looking to renew your dog tag, this service will be available as of January 1, 2022.
Dog licences can be purchased online and your tag(s) will be mailed to you. The online licensing service provides a quick and easy process to license your pet in Centre Wellington, as well as options for customization.
The Township of Centre Wellington Animal Control By-law requires every dog owner to register their dog annually. A licence expires 365 days from the date of purchase. New dog owners have fifteen days to register their dog.
It is important to get an annual dog tag for the following reasons:
- Registering your dog demonstrates responsible pet ownership, and helps the Guelph Humane Society with the identification and safe return of your dog.
- If your dog goes missing, having them licensed drastically improves your chances of getting them returned to you safely.
- Reduces the stress a dog may experience from staying at the shelter
- Allows the Guelph Humane Society to contact the dog owner in the event of an emergency to make vital decisions regarding their care.
- It's the law! The cost of a licence is far less than the penalty for being caught without one and saves the cost of impound and boarding fees.
- Dog Tags : $40.00
- Dog tags after expiry: $50.00
- Replacement Tags: $10.00
Purchase a Dog tag online, complete a paper application or call the Township Office. Your tag will come in the mail regardless of which application method you choose.
- All Dogs must be registered according to the Animal Control By-law
- Three dogs are the maximum permitted for any residential dwelling
- Dogs not on the premises of the owner or under the control of any person can be impounded
- All owners must clean up after their dog
- If a dog is found to behave aggressively or attack a person or domestic animal in the absence of any mitigating factor, said dog can be designated as a potentially dangerous dog or a dangerous dog.
- Schoolyards, public parks and trails are not leash-free zones. Keep your dog on a leash at all times unless you are visiting the leash-free dog park on Glengarry Crescent in Fergus.
- Get your dog licensed. Purchase your dog tag online. Dog tags help us reunite lost dogs with their owners quicker and easier.
- Don't let your dog bark persistently (it is a violation of our Noise By-law)
The leash-free dog park is maintained by the Township of Centre Wellington with the help of the Centre Wellington Dog Owners Group (CWDOG) volunteers to provide a clean, safe and fun area for park users. More information regarding the park and rules can be found on the CWDOG Facebook page.
To renew your annual kennel licence, please complete an application and submit with payment to the Township municipal office located at: 1 MacDonald Square, Elora. The Guelph Humane Society will schedule and complete an inspection prior to the issuance of a kennel licence.