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There are two important reasons to license your dog in the City of Cambridge.

1. Dog tags get stray animals home and reduce shelter stays.

2. Licence fees help fund important community initiatives.

ATTENTION: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, pet owners are encouraged to license online or over the phone to help reduce face-to-face contact. In-person licensing locations are currently closed.

The DocuPet Story

Dog licences are really important. When lost pets end up in shelters, those with licence tags are much more likely to be returned home. Also, licence fees help support critical community initiatives. When we learned that across Canada a mere 13% of dog owners license their animals, we found our mission.

We've partnered with the Cambridge & District Humane Society to make every dog licence as valuable to you as it is to animal safety.

Your DocuPet Membership includes:

Personalized Tags

Tags That Help All Pets

Our tags help lost pets get home safely. They also help fund the Cambridge & District Humane Society, a local organization that finds safe and happy homes for vulnerable animals in Cambridge and the surrounding area.

Now you can choose from our selection of fun tag designs. We can also etch your pet's name and your phone number on any tag you choose.

Any tag you choose will serve as your official licence tag. Cool, huh?

HomeSafe Logo

Every DocuPet tag comes with a unique code tied to our free HomeSafe™ Lost Pet Service. If your dog becomes lost you can send Lost Dog Alerts to local dog owners who will use your code and our 24/7 Hotline to reunite you.

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The City of Cambridge

Our mission is to help provide a safe and happy home for every pet. Our commitment to this mission extends beyond improvements to pet licence tags and registration programs. We also directly support local animal welfare charities by donating 20% of all product purchases including custom tags, and by collecting donations from dog owners.

The net proceeds of all funds collected in Cambridge through our Safe and Happy Fund go to support the Cambridge & District Humane Society.

Got questions?
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Got an Animal Related Issue? Who Should You Call?

Dog Licensing Issues:
Call DocuPet at

Need to make a report?
Contact Cambridge Animal Services at

Animal Adoptions:
Call the Cambridge & District Humane Society
519-623-7722 x 230