There are currently no lost pets in the City of Nelson!

Are you one of 4,000 pet owners in the City of Nelson?

As a dog owner living in the City of Nelson you must license your pet each year. DocuPet is Nelson's official dog licensing partner. We're committed to providing pets with a safe and happy home – and it all starts with a licence!

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The City of Nelson has partnered with DocuPet Inc. to offer an enhanced dog licensing experience.

Our website is designed to make licensing your dog quick and easy so you can get it done now, and avoid a hefty fine later. In just five minutes your dog will be licensed, and within 24 hours, our team will have their tags in the mail. Valid licences also mean you get year-round access to our Lost Pet System and the DocuPet Rewards Program.

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It's as easy as 1, 2, 3



Decide to license online, over the phone, by mail, or in person.



Tell us about your dog and pay for their licence.



Check your mail in about two weeks time.

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Ever licensed a dog with the City of Nelson? Renewing is even easier.

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Why We Do What We Do

Our mission at DocuPet is to provide a safe and happy home for every pet. Fulfilling this mission starts with licensing, but it doesn't end there. Learn about our:

Return Pets

Ever lost a pet?

What if the person who found your pet knew exactly who to call and what to do? What if you could let your community know how to help with the click of a button?

Our Lost Pet System links a pet's physical tag with DocuPet's online program to provide a simple and efficient solution for helping pets get home safe.

DocuPet's Lost Pet System has helped return hundreds of pets to their families.

Reward Owners

The DocuPet Rewards Program offers discounts and deals for licensed pets.

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Get the Help You Need

Have a question about licensing or the DocuPet program? Contact customer service at: 1-855-249-1370

Need to make a report? Contact Domestic Animal Control at: 250-505-5666

Get in touch with the Humane Society. Call 250-352-7178