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Cat and dog registration

Cat and dog registration

$25 coupon for each pet registration or renewal. To learn more, view the Ren's Pet coupon flyer or login to MyServiceOttawa.

The Ren's coupon program applies to all pet registrations. If registering online, an email providing the coupon link will be sent to the pet owner within 3 business days.  Please note that pets cannot be registered at Ren's store locations; registration must be completed through the City of Ottawa.

The City of Ottawa requires that cat and dog owners register their pets. This ensures the City has the necessary information to help reunite you with your pet if it becomes lost.  Pet registrations must be renewed on an annual basis.

As of June 20, 2011, all pet registration fees are non-refundable. 

You will receive a numbered metal tag which must be worn on your pet’s collar/harness, particularly when outside of your home. By-law & Regulatory Services will no longer be mailing renewal stickers to affix to your pet’s tag. By-law Officers are equipped with computers in the field, replacing the need to verify registration by way of a sticker on the registration tag

You can register your pet or renew your existing registration:


You can now manage your pet registrations and access expanded service options online through My ServiceOttawa, including:

  • Create new pet registrations
  • Renew existing pet registrations
  • Update and change information to existing pet registrations
  • Request  replacement identification tags
  • Pay fees directly through (MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Interac Online and Visa Debit.)

In person by appointment only

Masks are required to be worn in enclosed public spaces including at City of Ottawa facilities as mandated by province-wide masking regulations.

Registration fees

Registration fees effective January 1, 2020

Registration fees
Description Fee
for each cat/dog under 6 months of age, which is unsterilized $22
for each cat/dog 6 months of age or older, which is sterilized $22
for each cat/dog 6 months of age or older, which is unsterilized $42
for each dog whose owner has been convicted of permitting the dog to bite or attack, without provocation, a person or domestic animal: $102
for each service animal Free
replacement of first lost identification tag Free
for each additional replacement identification tag $10