In the City of Cambridge dog owners are required to have their pet licensed annually. Not only is it required in accordance with the Bylaw 172-13, but a dog license is another form of identification for your dog!
When a dog is wearing their tag and is found by a member of the public or by an Animal Services Officer, your information is available and we can then quickly reunite you with your dog.
- Your dog is wearing a current/valid Cambridge City Tag
- Your dog is not causing a disturbance while loose
- Your dog is not a repeat visitor to the pound
This site is for dog tags renewal sales within the City of Cambridge only. If you are located in another township, (eg. Puslinch, North Dumfries) please contact your township office regarding licensing.
As of January 1 for that year’s tag a $30.00 late fee will be added to the tag price (example: 2020 Dog Licences are required to be paid prior January 1, 2020).
A $2.00 mailing charge will be added to your purchase at the time of payment.
If your dog loses its current dog tag, a replacement tag can be purchased at the City Pound for a $10.00 fee.
Excerpts from the Cambridge City Bylaw 172-13:
Section 2.1: Licensing and Registration: states that "every owner of a dog residing within the City shall cause the dog to be registered and licensed annually on or before the 31st day of December in the previous year OR within thirty (30) days of becoming an owner of a dog.”
Section 2.3: Rabies Inoculation: states that “upon application for a licence the owner of a dog shall be required to produce a certificate signed by a practising veterinarian that the dog has been inoculated with an anti-rabies vaccine within a period of twenty-four (24) months prior to the date of application for a licence.”
For information on the importance and the laws regarding vaccinating against the rabies virus, please visit the Region of Waterloo Public Health for more information.
(example: 2020 Dog Licences are available starting October 1, 2019)
All tags can also be purchased in person at the Cambridge City Pound. This is the only location where dog tag licences are available.
New dog tags must be purchased at the pound with the appropriate vet certificates for rabies vaccination and spay/neuter proof (if applicable).