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If you own a dog in the Town of Wasaga Beach, you must get a license for them each year.  It is our responsibility to provide a safe community for our citizens and their pets. Licensing plays an important role in our ability to fulfill this responsibility. A license allows animal control to identify your pet, get in touch with you, and make decisions that are in the best interest of your pet should it become lost or injured. (Cat licensing is optional)

The Wasaga Beach pet licensing program is managed by DocuPet Inc. DocuPet provides a licensing solution that is simple and convenient, and includes added benefits for pet owners. You can license online in less than five minutes and will immediately gain access to your profile, which is used to reunite you with your pet in the event that they become lost. You will be in compliance as soon as you complete the form, and your pet tag will be sent in the mail within 10 to 12 business days.


Please CLICK HERE to view Fee Schedule and Select Animal Control and Licensing

Please note that Wasaga Beach’s licensing program operates on a calendar year. This means that all licences expire on January 1st of the following year.


Licences are required for all dogs living in Wasaga Beach. Licences must be renewed every year prior to the expiration date. Failure to present a valid licence will result in a fine of $125.

We offer 4 convenient ways to license:


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By Phone

By calling 1-855-249-1370

In person

Dog licenses can be obtained in the By-law/Licensing Office located in the lower level of Town Hall at 30 Lewis Street. 

Open Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

By Mail

      Town Hall
      Town of Wasaga Beach
      30 Lewis Street
      Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 1A1

Please make cheques payable to Town of Wasaga Beach.

What do the fees for pet licensing support?

Licensing fees help cover the costs of essential animal services including:

  • Emergency service all year round
  • Feeding, sheltering, and safekeeping of impounded animals
  • Supporting the rescue of lost and/or homeless animals
  • Supporting medical care for sick or injured dogs or cats
  • Public education initiatives in schools and within the community