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Dog Licences

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All dogs in the City of Waterloo older than 12 weeks must have a licence. Funds raised through this program allow us to return lost dogs to their families, support our leash-free dog park in Bechtel Park and partially offset the cost of our animal control contract with the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society. Keep the license tag on your dog's collar at all times. 

All licences expire on December 31 of each year. Dog tags must be renewed each year by December 31. Failure to do so could result in charges being laid. 

New this year!

Ren's Pets Depot has generously donated a $25 in-store voucher in sponsorship of our online dog licence program.

Here's how it works:

  • Apply for a new 2016 dog licence or renew your existing licence online
  • Print your proof of payment and wait for the voucher to arrive in the mail along with your dog tag
  • Take your voucher car and proof of online purchase receipt to Ren's Pet Depot, Waterloo
  • Redeem your $25 voucher!

The voucher is redeemable at Ren's Pets Depot new store located at The Boardwalk, on Ira Needles Boulevard, Waterloo. Visit the sponsorship page for more information.

You can now apply online at


Licences renewed by December 31


  • $26 for a spayed or neutered dog, $19 for dogs owned by senior citizens (residents who are 65 and older)
  • $43 for unsterilized dogs, $38 for dogs owned by senior citizens

Licences renewed between January 1 and September 30

  • $50 for spayed or neutered dogs, $43 for dogs owned by senior citizens
  • $67 for unsterilized dogs, $61 for dogs owned by senior citizens

Lost dog tag

  • $10 to replace

Service dogs

  • No charge

You will need to provide proof of sterilization to receive the lower rates for spayed and neutered dogs.

Where to get a dog licence

By mail:

Send a completed application form and a cheque payable to the City of Waterloo to:

City of Waterloo licensing
100 Regina St. S.
PO Box 337, Station Waterloo
Waterloo, ON  N2J 4A8

In person: