Dog Licenses

All dog owners in The City of Red Deer must purchase a dog license. Licenses must be renewed annually and are effective from January 1 to December 31.

Image of golden retreiverYou can either buy a new dog license with MyDogs or renew your existing dog license with MyCity.

We use stainless steel Permanent Dog Tags. One tag is good for the lifetime of your dog and the tag number will remain the same each year.

The Permanent Dog Tag requires renewal each year in order to keep our information current. If the tag is lost, you will need to purchase a replacement tag.

2017 Dog License Application Form (pdf)
Application for 2017 Spay/Neuter Program (pdf)

*Residents must be at least 18 years old to purchase or renew a dog license.

The penalty for an unlicensed dog in the City of Red Deer is $250 for the first offence, $500 for the second offence and $750 for the third offence.

Dog Licenses can be purchased at these locations

City Hall Cashier: 4914 - 48 Avenue
Phone: 403-342-8111

Alberta Animal Services: 4640 - 61 Street
Phone: 403-347-2388

Red Deer & District SPCA: 4505 - 77 Street
Phone: 403-342-7722

2017 Dog License Fee

  • Altered dog $31.00
  • Unaltered dog $66.55
  • Replacement tag $11.90

What do I need to bring when getting a Dog License?

  • Microchip identification number, or
  • Tattoo identification number

This information is collected to ensure that lost pets can be reunited with their owners.

For more information, please refer to the Dog Bylaw or contact Alberta Animal Services.

What if I need a Replacement Dog Tag?

If your dog loses his tag, you can purchase a replacement tag for $11.90. The tag can be purchased at any of the above locations.

What if my pet is lost?

If you've lost your pet, please use the following resources:

News & Notices

The City turns off the lights to ...

March 22, 2017

Red Deerians are encouraged to turn off their lights for one hour on Saturday to conserve energy and raise awareness of climate change in celebration of Earth Hour.