Is your dog licensed?

Annual dog licences are mandatory if you live in the Town of Cobourg. Avoid a fine, protect your pet, and support your community.

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The Town of Cobourg has partnered with DocuPet to provide an enhanced dog licensing experience for the town's dog guardians. DocuPet specializes in creating pet licensing programs that put the pet first. By making sure every pet's licence tag has the ability to help them get home safe, there's more reasons than ever before to make sure your dog is licensed and always wearing their town tag (never mind the fact that it's the law!). And with so many fun tag styles to choose from, you'll definitely find something perfect for your pal.

Licensing is Mandatory.

Did you know dog licences are required in nearly every town and county across North America? Licensing plays an important role in ensuring the proper resources are in place to care for everyone in the community - this includes our children, our pets, and us. It's in large part thanks to those dog owners who license their pets that the town is able to provide critical animal welfare and protection services including animal protection officers and local shelters.

The fact of the matter is pets get out, they get sick, and unfortunately not every animal gets along with other pets or people. A licence allows town officials and your fellow citizens to identify an animal, contact their guardian, and make decisions that are in the best interest of the dog and the community.

How Can I License My Dog?

With DocuPet, you can license online in less than five minutes and will immediately gain access to your pet's profile, which is used to reunite you with your dog in the event that they become lost.

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Licensed in the past?

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What If I Don't Want to License Online?

DocuPet and the Town of Cobourg also offer options to license your dog over the phone, in person, or by mail.

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Fees and Fines

There’s no ifs ands or buts about it, licences are required for all dogs living in Cobourg. They must be renewed every year prior to the expiration date (don’t worry, we’ll remind you!).

Failure to present a valid licence may result in fines up to $75.

Please note that Cobourg's licensing program operates on a 365 day cycle. This means that all licences expire the following year on the date they were purchased.

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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.

Our HomeSafe™ Lost Pet Service

The HomeSafe™ Lost Pet Service is an online tool that ties your pet's unique tag number to their online profile. This means that if anyone finds your pet, they can easily visit our site, enter the number found on your pet's tag, and immediately get access to the contact information you have chosen to provide. Our Found Dog report makes it easy for people to help your dog get home safe.

Licensed dog owners can also report pets lost through their online profile. In a matter of seconds, you can notify members of your community and ask for help. They'll learn about your pet, where he or she was last seen, gain access to photos, and receive any of your direct contact information you make available.

Nothing makes for a better day at the DocuPet office then when we get to deliver the good news that a dog gets to return home. We're very proud to have helped thousands of pets reunite with their owners through our HomeSafe™ Lost Pet Service.

Help guarantee your pet's safe return home.

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