Is your pet licensed?
Annual dog licences and lifetime cat licences are mandatory if you live in the City of Welland. Avoid a fine, protect your pet, and support your community.License My Pet Now Renew My Dog's Licence
The Welland and District SPCA has partnered with DocuPet Inc. to provide an enhanced pet licensing experience. DocuPet Inc. specializes in creating and managing pet licensing programs. It's our job to ensure that every pet in the community is licensed. Once compliant, our program offers additional value to pet owners through our HomeSafe™ Lost Pet System.
Licensing is Mandatory.
Before we can focus on the benefits, we need to start with the facts. Annual pet licences are required in nearly every city and town across North America. Licensing plays an important role in the town and their staff's ability to keep our communities safe – this includes our children, our pets, and us.
Pets get out, they get sick, and unfortunately not every pet gets along with other pets or people. A licence allows town officials and your fellow citizens to identify an animal, contact their owner, and make decisions that are in the best interest of the pet and the community.
Fees and Fines
There's no ifs ands or buts about it, licences are required for all dogs and cats living in Welland. Dog licences must be renewed every year, prior to the expiration date (don't worry, we'll remind you!). Cat licences are valid for the duration of their life.
Failure to present a valid licence may result in a fine of $175.
*You must enter your birthdate to qualify for the senior rate (age 65 and over).
Please note that Welland's licensing program operates on a calendar year. This means that all licences expire on December 31st, unless your cat holds a lifetime licence.
Benefits Offered by DocuPet
Our mission at DocuPet is to provide a safe and happy home for every pet. This starts with licensing, but it doesn't end there.