Dog Licences

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.

2018 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

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

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

Central Alberta Humane Society: 4505 - 77 Street
Phone: 403-342-7722

2018 Dog Licence Fee

  • Altered dog $31.35
  • Unaltered dog $67.30
  • Replacement tag $12.05

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 $12.05. 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

News & Notices

Council considers pricing structure ...

October 15, 2018

Residents will be able to customize their Blue and Black Cart collection system to meet their household waste needs and also influence their utility rates, as outlined tonight during first reading of the Utility Bylaw amendment (3606/2018).

The City will explore annexation

October 15, 2018

At tonight’s regular City Council meeting, a motion was approved that gives The City direction to explore the merits of annexation.

Red Deerians invited to participate ...

October 12, 2018

“On behalf of the City Manager recruitment team, I encourage all residents of Red Deer to participate in consultations that will help define the characteristics, attributes, and skills the next City Manager should possess.