2019 Pet Licences Available December 1

Nov 30, 2018

Pet owners can purchase 2019 animal licences and tags for their cats and dogs beginning December 1, 2018. The one year licence is valid from January 1 to December 31, 2019. Three year and lifetime dog and cat tags are also available.

Greater Sudbury pet owners are required to license dogs and cats 12 weeks of age or older. Pets are required to be licensed by January 31 each year.

Fees from the purchase of licences are used to provide food, shelter and care for lost pets, and to support the adoption of unclaimed pets.

Residents can purchase their pet licences online at www.greatersudbury.ca/animals, at any Greater Sudbury Public Library or Citizen Service Centre, and at participating pet stores and veterinary clinics. For a list of the locations visit our website.

2019 one year licence fees are as follows:

  • $26 for spayed or neutered pets
  • $41 for unaltered pets
  • For pet owners aged 65 and older the cost is $21 for spayed or neutered pets and $31 for unaltered pets

Here are some of the benefits residents can enjoy with an up to date pet licence:

  • Residents are more likely to approach a stray dog or cat if it is wearing a tag and Animal Shelter staff can contact the owner immediately.
  • One free ride home the first time a stray dog or cat is picked up by Greater Sudbury By-law Compliance and Enforcement. The pet will not be brought to the Animal Shelter if arrangements can be made to meet the owner at home.
  • The Greater Sudbury Animal Shelter will contact owners of deceased pets collected from municipal roads if the pet can be identified.

For more information about pet licences visit www.greatersudbury.ca/animals.