In the City of Thunder Bay, you must license your dogs and cats within 14 days of ownership. You need to keep the licence on your pet at all times. This helps us find lost pets. We'll even give your dog a free ride home the first time they are found.

Licensing fees

  • $61.00 for an unaltered dog or cat
  • $45.50 for an unaltered dog or cat with a microchip implant
  • $30.50 for an altered dog or cat
  • $25.50 for a lifetime licence for an altered dog or cat with a microchip implant

If we deliver your animal home, and you're not there, we'll leave a note and bring your pet to the Municipal Enforcement Services Animal Shelter. The facility is at 882 Alloy Drive. If an animal is impounded, pound fees will apply.

Paying by telephone

Please call us at 807-684-2156 to pay by telephone. Office phone lines are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. We accept VISA or MasterCard over the phone.

Applying for a pet licence

Make sure you have proof of your pet's spay or neuter certificate and microchip implant certificate before you purchase your licence.

How you can apply

Apply in person

Please bring a copy of the spay or neuter certificate as well as the microchip implant certificate to the City of Thunder Bay Animal Services Centre. You can pay with cash, debit or credit card. You can also fill out our dog licence form or cat licence form ahead of time.

Apply by mail

Please fill out our dog licence form or cat licence form. Mail your completed pet licence form to us and we'll mail you your pet licence.

Our address

  • Municipal Enforcement Services
  • City of Thunder Bay
  • 882 Alloy Place
  • Thunder Bay ON P7B 6E6
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Municipal Enforcement Services

882 Alloy Place

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860 Red River Road

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Victoriaville Civic Centre, 2nd Floor

Meadows Animal Clinic

644 West Arthur Street

Northwestern Veterinary Hospital

1160 Oliver Road

Thunder Bay & District Humane Society

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Thunder Bay Veterinary Hospital

920 Carrick Street

The Dog House

785 Memorial Avenue

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