Dog Licences

Photo of a golden retriever laying on the floorWhy I should licenSe my dog?

  • If your dog gets lost or is injured, a dog licence (dog tag) is a fast and easy way to identify your dog and to get in contact with you.
  • Licensed dogs are likely to be returned home.
  • Licensing your dog shows that you are a responsible pet owner.
  • By-law 80/2016 requires that your dog be licensed by the Township. It's the law!

How do I license my dog?

To obtain a dog licence, fill out and complete a Dog Tag Licence Application Form and, along with the required fee, submit your application by:

  • Submitting it to the Township Municipal Office during regular business hours; or
  • Dropping it off in the secure after-hours drop slot located at the front door of the Township Municipal Office; 
  • Mailing your application and fee to the Township Municipal Office (8348 Wellington Road 124, P.O. Box 700, Rockwood, ON N0B 2K0); or
  • Visiting the Guelph Humane Society at 500 Wellington Street West, Guelph during regular business hours. 

Dog Tag Licence Fees

As of January 1, 2017, dog tag fees have increased due to the following reasons:

  • Dog control costs have increased.
  • Dog tag fees in Guelph/Eramosa have not increased since 2002.
  • New dog tag fees now compare with neighbouring municipalities. 
Licence Type Fee
One (1) fertile dog $30.00
One (1) spayed/neutered dog $25.00
Replacement Tag $5.00

Fees will increase by $5.00 after April 30th of each year.

Dog Limit

In the Township of Guelph/Eramosa, no person shall have more than three (3) dogs on any premises, in accordance with By-law 80/2016.

Leash Requirements

A dog shall be leashed at all times.

For more information, please contact Legislative Services at 519-856-9596 ext. 101.

lost and found dogs

For more information on what to do if you have lost or found a dog in the Township of Guelph/Eramosa, please click here.