Why License Your Pet
Licensing your pet with the Town will help have your pet returned to you faster to reduce stress on you and your pet! Dog licensing is also mandatory. To apply for a license please fill out the forms below
New Application Process During COVID-19 Civic Centre closure:
- Download the application form above and fill it out.
- A member of our team will contact you to arrange payment over the phone. Alternatively, you can drop a cheque off with your application in the mail-drop slot made payable to "Town of Canmore".
- The dog tag will be mailed to you.
Dog License Fees are as follows:
|Month Purchased||One Year License||Three Year License|
|January - March||
|April - June||$41.50||$105.00|
|July - September||$28.00||$96.00|
|October - December||$14.50||$87.00|
|Cat License (voluntary)||$25.00|
|Kenneling Fee per day||$20.00|
* Licenses expire on December 31 and must be renewed prior to January 1 for the following year.
** The pro-rated fees are applied to new applications only.
Town of Canmore dog license fees pay for the following:
- Food and treats for lost or abandoned dogs and cats.
- Maintenance of the kenneling facility.
- Mutt Mitts (poop bags). Annually over $23,000 is spent on maintaining and operating this program.
- Veterinarian visits for sick abandoned animals, medications, and surrendering fees.
My License Is My Ticket Home
Having a valid dog license ensures the Town of Canmore Bylaw Services can identify your dog and return it home to you. If a lost dog is found at large and is wearing a tag Bylaw Services Officers will attempt to return your dog, free of charge*. If you are not at home we will care for your dog in our kenneling facility until you can pick up your pet.
*Drive Home Program only applies to dogs that have a valid license in the Town of Canmore and one occurrence is permitted per year. Certain circumstances shall void the return of an animal for free.
Voluntary Cat Licencing
Owners of cats may voluntarily licence their cats for a one-time fee of $25.00. This voluntary licence will enhance the ability for Bylaw Services to ensure the safe return of your cat should it come into our possession.