Is your dog licensed?

Annual dog licences are mandatory if you live in the City of Nelson. Avoid a fine, protect your pet, and support your community.

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The City of Nelson has partnered with DocuPet Inc. to provide an enhanced dog licensing experience. DocuPet Inc. specializes in creating and managing pet licensing programs. It's our job to ensure that every dog in the community is licensed. Once compliant, our program offers additional value to pet owners through our Lost Pet System and DocuPet Rewards Program.

Licensing is Mandatory.

Before we can focus on the benefits, we need to start with the facts. Annual dog licences are required in nearly every city and town across North America. Licensing plays an important role in the city and their staff's ability to keep our communities safe ā€“ this includes our children, our pets, and us.

Dogs get out, they get sick, and unfortunately not every dog gets along with other pets or people. A licence allows city officials and your fellow citizens to identify an animal, contact their owner, and make decisions that are in the best interest of the pet and the community.

How Can I License My Dog?

With DocuPet, you can license online in less than five minutes and will immediately gain access to your dog's profile, which is used to reunite you with your pet in the event that they become lost.

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Licensed in the past?

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What If I Don't Want to License Online?

DocuPet and the City of Nelson also offer options to license your dog over the phone, in person, or by mail.

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Fees and Fines

There's no ifs ands or buts about it, licences are required for all dogs living in Nelson. They must be renewed every year prior to the expiration date (don't worry, we'll remind you!).

Failure to present a valid licence may result in a fine of $60.

Category Fee
Sterile Dog $30.00
Fertile Dog $70.00
Pit Bull Terrier $300.00

Please note that Nelson's licensing program operates on a 365 day cycle. This means that all licences expire the following year on the date they were purchased.


Benefits Offered by DocuPet

Our mission at DocuPet is to provide a safe and happy home for every pet. This starts with licensing, but it doesn't end there.

Our Lost Pet System

The Lost Pet System is an online tool that ties your dog's unique tag number to their online profile. This means that if anyone finds your dog, they can easily visit our site, enter the number found on your dog's tag, 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.

Licensed pet owners can also report pets lost through their online profile. In a matter of seconds, you can notify members of your community and ask for help. They'll learn about your dog, where he or she was last seen, gain access to photos, and receive any of your direct contact information you make available.

Nothing makes for a better day at the DocuPet office then when we get to deliver the good news that a pet gets to return home. We're very proud to have helped hundred of pets reunite with their owners through our Lost Pet System.

Help guarantee your pet's safe return home.

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Our Pet Owner Rewards Program

As if owning a dog isn't rewarding enough ā€“ DocuPet also offers a free rewards program to valid dog licence holders. The program features a number of exclusive discounts and deals.

When your dog's licence is mailed to you, you will also receive your rewards cards, which are all you need to claim local deals.

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