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Dog and Cat Licensing

Licensing is a very important part of being a responsible owner. Licensing not only helps link an owner to a lost pet but helps provide funding for:

  • Trap Neuter Return for feral and community cats
  • Low income spay neuter subsidy initiatives
  • Adoption initiatives
  • Off-leash dog parks

Be sure that your pet is wearing a current dog or cat tag. It is mandatory. Licences or tags are one of the best investments you can make to protect your pet.

Starting in 2016, each pet owner will be issued a stainless steel dog and/or cat tag engraved with the issue year and unique serial number.  The number engraved on your new tag will now become your pet’s permanent tag and unique identification for the life of your pet.

Licence Applications

Licence applications can be made by mail or in person at either of the following locations:

London Animal Care Centre (NEW APPLICATIONS & RENEWALS)
121 Pine Valley Boulevard
519 685-1330
Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

City Clerk's Office (RENEWALS ONLY)
3rd Floor, City Hall
300 Dufferin Avenue
519 661-4530
Monday to Friday  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fees are higher for animals that have not been sterilized and for pit bull dogs. Applications for reduced licesing fees must be accompanied by proof of sterilization.

Please note: NEW and /or RENEWAL of PIT BULL license must be done in person by the pit bull owner at London Animal Care Centre.

Payment accepted:

  • Cash or Personal Cheque
  • Debit Card
  • Master Card, American Express, Visa

* Please bring breed documentation, current rabies vaccination documentation and proof of spay or neuter, if applicable


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