Dog Licences

COVID-19 Update

Currently, Central Alberta Human Society (CAHS) is providing curb side pick up for the public. Intakes will be for Agency transfers, abandoned animals, and injured or stressed animals. Adoptions are by appointment with one adult member of the household permitted to meet the animal at this time and general browsing is discouraged. CAHS is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sundays and Mondays. They can be reached at 403-342-7722 if you have any questions. If you wish to purchase a dog tag, please call the contact number and you will be assisted curbside. Alternatively, dog license applications can also be submitted via email to or through MyCity.

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

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

2021 Dog Licence Application Form (pdf)
Application for Spay/Neuter Program (pdf)

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

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 Licences can be purchased or renewed at these additional locations

2021 Dog Licence Fee

  • Altered dog $32.80
  • Unaltered dog $70.50
  • Replacement tag $12.60

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

While not mandatory, we recommend having the following information on hand:

  • 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's tag gets lost, you can purchase a replacement tag for $12.60. 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:

Related Links

Responsible Pet Ownership
Alberta Animal Services
Central Alberta Humane Society