DocuPet offering upgraded pet licence tags
Company is working with local humane society
The Peterborough Humane Society Partners has teamed up with DocuPet, a company that produces a new kind of pet tag.
Licensing dogs and cats is mandatory in the city.
“Pet licences are really important for the provision of animal welfare and public safety here in Peterborough,” states Shawn Morey, executive director at Peterborough Humane Society, in a press release. “Properly identified animals are five times more likely to be returned home safely, reducing the number of stray animals that enter our shelter and keeping families together.”
DocuPet allows pet owners to register and renew pet licences online, and choose either a standard city tag or, for an additional fee, a designer tag. Each tag has a code that connects to DocuPet’s HomeSafe lost pet service, which issues alerts for pet owners and animal welfare agencies when a pet goes missing.
“We call them pet tags that help all pets,” states Grant Goodwin, DocuPet’s CEO. “Our tags help pets get home quickly at no cost, but the purchase of them also helps fund animal welfare initiatives so pets in crisis can also find safe and happy homes.”
Peterborough pet owners can license their dog or cat at peterborough.docupet.com or at 1-855-249-1370 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Friday. They may also visit to purchase a licence in person.
Fees vary depending on the kind of animal and whether it has been spayed or neutered, as well as time of year the licence was purchased. Senior discounts are also available for residents over the age of 60.
Regardless of whether the licence is purchased online, by phone or in person, DocuPet will mail tags and an information package to pet owners within two business days, the press release states.
Current pet licences remain valid until Jan. 31.
DocuPet allows you to register and renew licences online.