Pet license

A maximum of two cats and two dogs is permitted per household in Vaudreuil-Dorion. Pet licenses are required and can be obtained online thanks to the new animal management software.

 The pet license platform allows you to register your dog or cat and also features functions in order to:

Licence request

  • The cost of a license is $15 for a dog and $10 for a cat. Licenses can be paid online and mailed directly to your home. You can also pay for and pick up your pet’s license in person.
  • We would like to remind you that, in accordance with the Règlement complémentaire concernant les chiens (Complementary by-law concerning dogs – By-law No. 1771) adopted on May 19, 2020, all dogs within the Vaudreuil-Dorion territory must be microchipped. In order to encourage as many citizens as possible to comply with the microchip requirements set out in the said by-law, the City is offering a $10 refund to cover part of the cost of the veterinary act of implanting the microchip. Details can be found on the By-laws page, under Dogs and cats. 
  • In order to complete your pet’s record, make sure you have proof of vaccination and your pet’s microchip number (if it has already been microchipped).

Registration of an animal that already has a licence

Your animal was registered with the City prior to December 16, 2020?

  • Log on to the web platform, create your account and select option 2, "Registration of an animal that already has a licence".
  • Be sure to have your pet's license number, microchip number and proof of vaccination available.
  • You also have the option to add a photo of your pet.
  • This procedure is completely free of charge. If your pet is registered with another municipality, you must complete the entire registration process by selecting option 1 and paying the appropriate fee.

If you register your animal as part of a contact information update before June 30, 2021, there is no fee and you retain your current license. Effective July 1st, 2021, licences issued prior to December 16, 2020 that have not been updated will expire and you will be required to reapply for a full licence and pay the fee. (Art. 37, By-law No. 1771)

Replace a license

Replace a lost license (broken or destroyed).

Terminate a license

Terminate a license in the event that you move, your animal passes away or your animal is given up for adoption to a new family.  

Inform us of a potentially dangerous dog

 Inform us of a potentially dangerous dog* through the platform.  

*A dog is considered potentially dangerous if it has attacked a person or someone’s pet, resulting in injury.

Frequently Asked Questions and Microchip Grant

To ensure the safety of individuals, on May 19, 2020, the municipal council adopted the Règlement complémentaire concernant les chiens (Complementary by-law concerning dogs) (By-law No. 1771), which complements the regulations put in place by the Government of Quebec in March of the same year. By-law No. 1771 provides, among other things, for the microchipping of dogs on its territory and measures regarding potentially dangerous dogs. Consult the complete regulation in the By-Laws of General Interest section.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • If the dog is already licensed, does it need to be re-registered?

    Yes, if your dog was registered with the City prior to December 16, 2020, simply log on to the web platform, create your account and select option 2, "Registration of an animal that already has a licence". Be sure to have your pet's license number, microchip number and proof of vaccination available. You also have the option to add a photo of your pet. This procedure is completely free of charge. If your pet is registered with another municipality, you must complete the entire registration process by selecting option 1 and paying the appropriate fee.

  • If the dog is already microchipped, how do I get a license?
    Log in to the web platform, create your account and select option 1, "Licence request". Once you have completed your registration and paid the license fee, you will receive your pet's tag at home free of charge.
  • If the dog is already licensed by the City and microchipped, do I need to get another license and pay the fee again?
    No. If you are registering a licensed animal before June 30, 2021, there is no fee and you retain your current license. Effective July 1st, 2021, licences issued prior to December 16, 2020 that have not been updated will expire and you will be required to reapply for a full licence and pay the fee. (Art. 37, By-law No. 1771)
  • What are the criteria for determining whether a dog is dangerous?
    Under the Règlement d'application de la Loi sur l'encadrement des chiens du gouvernement du Québec (Quebec government’s Dangerous Dog Law): "A dog that has bitten or attacked a person or a pet and has caused injury may also be declared potentially dangerous by a local municipality."

Microchip Grant

In order to encourage as many citizens as possible to comply with the microchip requirements set out in the said by-law, the City is offering a $10 refund to cover part of the cost of the veterinary act of implanting the microchip.

Conditions:

  • Eligibility must be determined in advance by the Land Use Department;
  • The microchipping must have been performed by a veterinarian with a place of business in the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion;
  • The grant application must be sent to the City within a maximum of 12 months following the operation.

Required documentation:

  • Application form (in French) and proof of residence;
  • Invoice for the veterinary implantation procedure showing the name and address of the veterinarian.

Professionals offering microchip service in Vaudreuil-Dorion:

  • Clinique vétérinaire Vaudreuil (463, avenue Saint-Charles, local 100)
  • Clinique vétérinaire du Vieux-Dorion (204, avenue Saint-Charles)
  • Hôpital vétérinaire de Hudson (5412, route Harwood)
  • Hôpital vétérinaire des Trois-Lacs (23, rue Saint-Michel)
  • SPCA (3658, boul. de la Cité-des-Jeunes)
  • Wizoo (3-22800, chemin Dumberry)