Niagara SPCA and Humane Society

DocuPet is the official pet licensing partner for Niagara SPCA and Humane Society

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Where we issue licences

Niagara SPCA and Humane Society is contracted to issue licences in the following areas:

Why Docupet

Why License?

With DocuPet, your pet’s licence is much more than just a tag. It’s their ticket home, their customized (and cute!) emblem, and a link to their personal digital record. It’s also your way of doing good - not just for your pet, but for the pets in need in your community.

Pet licences are mandatory in the jursidictions served by the Niagara Falls Humane Society. In fact, licences are mandatory in nearly every community across North America. Why? Because licences help keep pets and the communities they live in safe.

Since licensing your pets is a requirement, our goal is to make this process quick, simple, and valuable. Check out the ways you can license your pet below and feel good knowing that licensing revenue funds important initiatives helping to improve your community. To further support these efforts, DocuPet will always donate 20% of designer tag and product sales to our local Safe&Happy Fund partner, Niagara SPCA and Humane Society.

How to License

  • Online
  • In-person
  • Mail
  • Phone

The fastest and easiest way to license or renew is right here. You’ll create a profile for your pet, upload photos, process your licence registration, and receive purchase confirmations via email. Payment can be made using a credit card or Visa/Mastercard debit card and your package will be shipped out next business day. Each year, you just need to log in to your existing account and renew - it’s super easy!

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In person licensing is available at the following location(s) however it’s important to know you will still receive your tag in the mail:

Haldimand County

Welland and District SPCA: 60 Provincial Street, Welland, ON L3B 5W7

Ruffins Dunnville: 209 Queen St, Dunnville, ON N1A 1H8

Caledonia Office: 282 Argyle St S, Caledonia, ON N3W 1K7

Hagersville Office: 1 Main St S, Hagersville, ON N0A 1H0

Dunnville Satellite Office: 1-117 Forest Street East, Dunnville, ON N1A 1B9

Selkirk Public Library: 34 Main St, Selkirk, ON N0A 1P0

Jarvis Public Library: 2 Monson St, Jarvis, ON N0A 1J0

Cayuga Office: 45 Munsee St N, Cayuga, ON N0A 1E0

Lincoln

Welland and District SPCA: 60 Provincial Street, Welland ON L3B 5W7

Lincoln Town Hall: 4800 South Service Road, Beamsville ON L0R 1B1

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Humane Society: 6025 Chippawa Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 0E4

City Hall: 4310 Queen St, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 2K9

Pelham

Welland and District SPCA: 60 Provincial St., Welland, ON L3B 5W7

Port Colborne

Welland and District SPCA: 60 Provincial St., Welland, ON L3B 5W7

Wainfleet

Welland and District SPCA: 60 Provincial Street, Welland, ON L3B 5W7

Wainfleet Town Hall: 31940 Hwy 3, Wainfleet, ON L0S 1V0

Welland

Welland and District SPCA: 60 Provincial Street, Welland, ON L3B 5W7

West Lincoln

Welland and District SPCA: 60 Provincial Street, Welland, ON L3B 5W7

West Lincoln Town Hall: 318 Canborough Rd, Smithville, ON L0R 2A0

Don’t forget to check hours of operation, appointment policies, and accepted payment methods prior to heading out.

If you wish, you can download the below form and complete it prior to arriving.

Download Registration Form

If you opt to license via snail mail - keep in mind processing your registration will take a lot longer!

Download Registration Form

If you’re having trouble licensing online and need to get your registration processed in a hurry, you can give our customer care team a call and they may be able to process your pet licence over the phone. Note that we can only accept credit cards and Visa/Mastercard debit as payment.

Licence Fees

Pet licenses are required for all dogs living in the jurisdictions that Niagara SPCA and Humane Society serves. Licenses must be renewed prior to the expiration date. You will receive reminders from us about upcoming license expirations via mail, phone, and email. Click on your community below to learn more!

Licensing Community Mandatory Licensing Species
Haldimand County Dogs

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Lincoln Dogs

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Niagara Falls Dogs

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Pelham Dogs

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Port Colborne Dogs

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Wainfleet Dogs

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Welland Dogs and cats

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West Lincoln Dogs

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Licensing Community Fees
Haldimand County

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Lincoln

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Niagara Falls

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Pelham

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Port Colborne

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Wainfleet

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Welland

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West Lincoln

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DocuPet Benefits

Found a lost pet?

If the pet is wearing a DocuPet tag, visit our site or their unique web address on the back of the tag, enter the code found on the pet's tag, and gain access to the contact information that pet’s owner has chosen to provide. You may also call our 24/7 dispatch staff at 1-855-249-1370

Is your pet lost?

Don't panic! We're here to help! Log in to your profile and report your pet lost by clicking on their name and then using the "Report Lost" button. Our dedicated staff is immediately alerted and an email will go out with your pet's information to registered members in your community. Log in Now

Account not yet activated? Call us at 1-855-249-1370

What is HomeSafe™?

The HomeSafe™ Lost Pet Service features an online tool that ties your pet's unique tag code to their online profile. This means that if anyone finds your pet, they can easily report them found through our site, and immediately get access to the contact information you have chosen to provide.

Our Found Pet report makes it easy for people to help your pet get home safe. We also have a dedicated dispatch staff that works around the clock, answering phone calls and working with members of the community to help get lost pets home safe.

Frequently Asked Questions

LICENSING OPTIONS, DATES, AND LOCATIONS

Refunds may be granted for a license if a pet passes or is returned within 30 days of the license purchase.

Please visit the Niagara Falls Humane Society in person as kennel licensing is not processed through DocuPet. They are located at 6025 Chippawa Pky in Niagara Falls.

The Niagara SPCA & Humane Society provides licensing services for the following areas: Haldimand County, Town of Lincoln, City of Welland, Wainfleet Township, West Lincoln Township, Town of Pelham, and City of Port Colborne

All licenses expire each year on December 31st. If you renew prior to the upcoming expiration date, your pet's new license will still start on January 1st.

Licenses are required to be renewed prior to the expiration date each year.

Licenses are available for renewal each year on November 1st. If you renew prior to the upcoming expiration date, your pet's new license will start the day after expiration, not on the date of purchase.

You may license in person at the Niagara Falls Humane Society located at 6025 Chippawa Pky in Niagara Falls.

Licenses expire exactly 365 days from the license start date. If you renew prior to the upcoming expiration date, your pet's new license will start the day after expiration, not on the date of purchase.

You may renew your pet's license within 60 days of your pet's current license expiration date. If you renew prior to the upcoming expiration date, your pet's new license will start the day after expiration, not on the date of purchase.

Please visit the Niagara SPCA & Humane Society in person as kennel licensing is not processed through DocuPet. They are located at 60 Provincial St. in Welland.

The Niagara SPCA and Humane Society provides licensing services for the following areas: City of Niagara Falls

You may license in person at the Niagara SPCA & Humane Society located at 60 Provincial St. in Welland.

FEES AND FINES

Visit this page for licensing options and fees. 

Those aged 65 and older may qualify for a senior citizen rate.

Late fees come into effect as of March 16th. 

Late fees come into effect as of January 1st.

No, there is no discount for licensing multiple pets. Each pet will be charged the appropriate licensing fee. 

There are no senior rates to license your pet.

Please visit the Niagara Falls Humane Society in person if you are qualifying for this rate for the first time. Once the team there verifies your designation you will be able to renew online in future years.

A fine up to $175 may be charged for failing to comply.

Please visit the Niagara SPCA & Humane Society in person if you are qualifying for this rate for the first time. They are located at 60 Provincial St. in Welland. Once the team there verifies your designation you will be able to renew online in future years.

A fine up to $120 may be charged for failing to comply.

A fine up to $120 may be charged for failing to comply.

A fine up to $60 may be charged for failing to comply.

Please visit the Niagara SPCA & Humane Society in person if you are qualifying for this rate for the first time. Once the team there verifies your designation you will be able to renew online in future years.

A fine up to $170 may be charged for failing to comply.

A fine up to $120 may be charged for failing to comply.

PET INFORMATION AND PROFILES

If you are moving please be sure to update your address by logging into your online account and navigating to your Profile Settings page. Even though you are moving you’ll still be able to keep your pet's tag and access your pet's online account. However, your current license may not be valid in the new community you are moving to. Please get in touch with the pet licensing provider in the new community you are moving to in order to find out more information.

MUNICIPAL INFORMATION AND BYLAWS

Visit this page for information on licensing bylaws.

Limits of the number of dogs permitted per dwelling vary from municipality to municipality. There are no limits on the number of cats allowed per dwelling.

West Lincoln

4 dogs

Unless your dog was obtained prior to DOLA coming into place, the following breeds are banned: Pit Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, and American Pit Bull Terriers.

Visit this page for information on licensing bylaws.

Please get in touch with Niagara SPCA & Humane Society at 905-735-1552.

Visit this page for information on licensing bylaws.

Visit this page for information on licensing bylaws.

Limits of the number of dogs permitted per dwelling vary from municipality to municipality. There are no limits on the number of cats allowed per dwelling.

Port Colborne

3 dogs

The following species are required to be licensed: Dogs

You are allowed for a maximum of 2 dogs per dwelling.

Visit this page for information on licensing bylaws.

Please get in touch with the Niagara Falls Humane Society at (905) 356-4404.

Visit this page for information on licensing bylaws.

Visit this page for information on licensing bylaws.

The following species are required to be licensed: Dogs and Cats

 

The following species are required to be licensed: Dogs are mandatory and cats are voluntary

Visit this page for information on licensing bylaws.

DOCUMENT SUBMISSION

Partners typically receive licensing records from third party locations on a monthly basis. Once the licensing records have been picked up a member of your community's licensing team will upload the license record within 14 business days. Please reach out to your community directly to check on the status if you purchased a license and don't see the records reflected in your online account within 60 days of the purchase date.

HELP DESK

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