Dog Licencing

All canine control, dog kennels and incidents with dogs come under the jurisdiction of Town of Erin Dog Control By-Law #15-57The OSPCA Orangeville & District Branch are appointed as By-law Officers to enforce matters under By-law 15-57.

Ontario SPCA - Orangeville & District Animal Centre
650 Riddell Road
Orangeville, ON L9W 5G5

Phone: (519) 942-3140
Fax: (519) 942-3678

There is no limit as to how many dogs you may own in the Town, but they must all be licensed. They must not be running at large or barking continuously so as to bother other residents. 

For barking dog related complaints, please contact the Ontario SPCA by phone at 519.942.3140.

How to License Your Pet

As set out in the Provincial Offences Act - Part 1, the fines for failure to license your dog, failing to affix the dog tag, or affixing the dog tag onto the incorrect dog, and more are $125.00 fine per violation. Untagged dogs that are picked up are taken to the pound where there will be a charge to retrieve your pet (re: By-Law #15-57). 

Annual dog tags are $25.00 each up to and including March 31st. On April 1 the cost increases to $35.00 per tag. Replacement tags can be purchased for $5.00. Tags can be purchased online through DocuPet (, or over the phone by contacting DocuPet at 1-855-249-1370, or in person at Town Hall. 

Cat Licenses are currently voluntary and can also be purchased through DocuPet for $25.00 per cat.

Boarding or Breeding for sale

If you are boarding or breeding dogs for sale, then you must have the proper zoning on your property and operate under an annually renewable kennel license. If the property does not have the proper zoning, a zoning amendment must be applied for.

Please contact the Planning Assistant to assist you with this process at 519-855-4407 ext. 240.

Kennel Fees:

If purchased up to and including March 31st, each year: $150.00
If purchased after March 31st, each year: $200.00