Dog Licences

All dogs in the Township of Douro-Dummer must have a lifetime dog tag. After you have purchased a lifetime dog tag, you will need to pay an annual fee for the licence. If you have lost your tag or it needs replaced, you can purchase a replacement tag.

Purchase a dog licence, kennel licence or replacement tag

You can purchase a licence in person at the Municipal Office or by contacting staff.

You will need to provide staff with the following information:

  • Name and address of Owner
  • Contact phone number
  • Dogs name
  • Breed
  • Sex

Dog tag registration and renewal can now be completed online using the Dog Tag Registration and Renewal form. Please note that registration is not complete until payment is received.  

You can make your payment in person at the Municipal Office (cash, cheque or debit), mail in cheque or drop off payment in the Township's drop box. When we receive your money, staff will mail you your dog tag. Do not leave cash in the drop box or send cash in the mail. 

Dog Licence Fees
Licence TypeFee
Fee paid before April 30th $15.00
Fee paid after April 30th $20.00
Kennel license paid before April 30th $50.00
Kennel license paid after April 30th $75.00
Replacement dog tag $5.00


Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need to license my dog?

Under By-law 2021-11, all dogs in Douro-Dummer need to have a license. All licensed dogs will be issued a dog tag and registered in the Township's licensing system. If a lost dog is reported, we can find the dog tag number in the Township's licensing system and your lost dog can be identified. All dogs over 4 months of age must have a license.

What is the benefit of licensing my dog? 

The Township's By-law requires all dogs to have an annual licence. If you have a dog licence the Township or the Peterborough Humane Society can help reunite you with dog if your dog is lost.

Where does the money from dog licences go?

 Dog Licenses pay for the animal control services delivered to the Township through a contract with the Peterborough Humane Society.

 Does my dog have to wear a dog tag at all times?

Your dog(s) will need to wear a dog tag at all times. By wearing the dog tag at all times, your dog has a greater chance of being identified should it leave your property.

Is there a limit to the number of dogs per dwelling?

Yes. There is a maximum limit of 3 dogs per household. This only includes dogs over the age of 4 months.

How do I remove a deceased dog from your records?

Email the Township to notify us of a deceased dog.

How do I contact animal control with a complaint?

To report dogs running at large or any dog related issues contact:

Peterborough Humane Society


Call General Inquiries: 705-745-4722

Call Animal Control: 705-745-4722 ext. 2020

Call After Hours Emergency: 705-745-7676 ext. 656

What complaints will Animal Control Officers investigate?

Animal Control Officers typically investigate complaints of:

  • Excessive Barking

  • Dog bites or attacks

  • Dogs without a license

  • Dogs at large

  • Failure to clean up pet waste

  • Dead animals on public property

What obligations do I have as a pet owner under the Responsible Dog Ownership By-law?

View the Responsible Dog Ownership By-law
  • Dogs are to be kept in a sanitary and clean environment
  • The dogs physical and behavioral needs must be met – food, water, shelter, warmth, physical exercise, attention and veterinary care
  • Dogs are not allowed to be loose, unless they are on your property or in a designated off-leash area
  • Clean up after your dog – they poop, you scoop
  • All dogs must be licensed
  • Prevent excessive barking through socializing, dog training and exercise

Who should I call if an animal is being abused or neglected?

To report animal cruelty (such as abuse, neglect, abandonment and animal care standards issues) contact the Provincial Animal Welfare Services at 1-833-926-4625 or the Ontario Provincial Police at 1 888 310-1122.

The Peterborough Humane Society does not investigate cases involving animal cruelty.

What should I do if I have found or lost a dog?

If the lost dog has a dog tag, call the Municipal Office at 705-652-8392, the dog tag number can be looked up in the Township's licensing system and the dog can be reunited with their owner(s).

Contact the Peterborough Humane Society:


Call General Inquiries: 705-745-4722

Call Animal Control: 705-745-4722 ext. 2020

Call After Hours Emergency: 705-745-7676 ext. 656

Dog tags help us reunite dogs with their families and pay for animal control services.