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Animal Licences

If a dog or cat is not wearing a licence, it makes it very difficult to locate the owner. If no one claims a lost dog or cat within 72 hours of being found, the animal becomes eligible for adoption to a new family.

As per our Dog Control Bylaw, all dogs six months of age or older must be registered by the owner, with its licence renewed yearly. Owners who do not license their dogs will be subject to a fine.

License your pet with the City

Learn more about how to license your dog or cat with the City, including information on:

  • How to register your pet for a licence in-person or online
  • When and how to renew your licence (licences expire each year on December 31 and must be renewed before January 1)
  • Licence fees (payments can be made online, by mail or in-person at City Hall or at the Lethbridge Animal Shelter. We accept cash, credit or debit)
  • What pet licence fees are used for
  • Required documents to have with you when registering your pet
  • Benefits of supplementary microchipping

Dog Fancier’s Licence

Only two dogs are allowed in a household at one time, unless you apply for a Dog Fancier’s Licence. A Dog Fancier’s Licence allows an owner to keep a maximum of four dogs in the same household.

Apply for a Dog Fancier’s Licence online or for more information, please contact us at or 403-320-4099.

Questions or changes to your account

If you have any questions or you would like to request to make changes to your account (such as a change of address or ownership), please contact us at or 403-320-4099. You can also visit us in-person at City Hall or at the Lethbridge Animal Shelter.

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