Animal Services is closed to members of the public until further notice. Animal Services will continue to reunite lost dogs with their owners and will continue to have dogs available for adoption; however, an appointment must be made in advance by contacting 311. Animal Services Officers continue to respond to complaints.
Purchasing or Renewing a License
The Responsible Pet Ownership By-law requires that all dogs and cats over the age of six months be licensed.
City of Winnipeg dog and cat licenses must be renewed annually (bi-annually for 2 year licenses). An invoice is emailed or sent to the address we have on file one month prior to the license expiring; however, it remains the pet owner's responsibility to ensure their pet has a current license. Failure to purchase or renew your pet's license can result in legal proceedings.
Dangerous dog licenses are mandatory for all dogs designated as dangerous and all dogs used primarily to guard property.
There are 4 ways to purchase or renew your dog or cat license: online, phone, in-person or mail.
Purchase or renew a license online. Payment by Visa/Mastercard/American Express.
Call 311. Payment by Visa/Mastercard/American Express.
At the following locations.
- 311 Customer Service Counter – Susan A. Thompson Building – Main Floor, 510 Main Street | Hours of operation
- Bilingual Service Centre – 170 Goulet Street | Hours of operation
Mail your completed application with payment or your renewal invoice with any corrections to:
The City of Winnipeg
Animal Services Agency
1057 Logan Avenue
Winnipeg, MB. R3E 3N8
Payment by cheque only, payable to "The City of Winnipeg."
View a complete listing of Animal Services License fees.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Purchasing a pet license
- Renewing a pet license
- Unlicensed Pets
- Pet License Tags
- Dog Licensing
- Cat Licensing
Cancelling a License
If you have moved out of the city, given the pet away, or your pet is deceased, please contact 311 to cancel your license.
Please note: Pet licenses are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Transferring a License
Pet licenses are not transferable between pets, but the Responsible Pet Ownership By-law allows a change of ownership of a pet license during the license year. The new owner may have the current license number transferred to his or her name.
We require both the new and current owner's signatures to process a transfer of ownership. Please complete the transfer of ownership form and either email it to 311 or drop it off at the Animal Services Agency, 1057 Logan Avenue.
Please note: Pet license fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Lost and/or Found License Tags
Lost License Tag
If you have lost your pet's license tag, replacement tag fees apply. Contact the Animal Services Agency at 311. Replacement tags can also be issued to you in-person at the Animal Services Agency, 1057 Logan Avenue.
Found License Tag
If you have found a City of Winnipeg pet license tag, contact the Animal Services Agency at 311.
Animal Services Agency
1057 Logan Ave.
Winnipeg MB R3E 3N8
The collection of personal information in our licensing program is for the purpose of issuing, renewing and administering the Pet License Program and the Responsible Pet Ownership By-law. Collection is authorized by clauses 36(1) and 44(1)(a) of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If your pet becomes lost, your personal information may be shared with area animal shelters and veterinary clinics so that you can be notified if your pet is found. Your personal information may be used by the City of Winnipeg to research and plan for programs or services respecting pet ownership. The collection, use and disclosure of this information is protected by FIPPA. If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of this information, contact 311 or call toll free 1-877-311-4974 (4WPG).