New RDNO Dog Licensing Program Rolls out in November

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The RDNO is rolling out exciting changes in dog licensing. The RDNO has partnered with the company, DocuPet to launch a new licensing system that will provide pet owners with a more convenient and accessible way to register their dogs.

“The new system will be in place and ready to launch on November 2, so we ask dog owners to wait to renew their licences until it is in place,” said Ashley Gregerson, Communications Officer, RDNO. “We have spoken with many pet owners who are eager to renew their licences, and we applaud the enthusiasm! If you'd like to be notified when annual pet licences are available for purchase, please sign up for an email notification and we'll let you know as soon as registration is open."

Get notified by signing up at DocuPet.

The DocuPet system will offer many new benefits, including: 

Convenient registration that will be available online, by telephone or mail-in, or in-person.

Your pet's licence will include DocuPet's HomeSafe™ Lost Pet Service. Each DocuPet tag has a special number on the back that’s tied to your pet’s secure online profile. Should they get loose, anyone who finds them can get in touch with DocuPet’s 24/7 dispatch team that helps connect pet finders with pet guardians to make happy reunions happen.

You'll be able to choose to upgrade your pet's tag to a designer tag with more than 160 different options, each recognized as your official licence tag. Plus, you can personalize your tag by adding your phone number and pet's name to the back.

Licences will now be valid for 365 days instead of a calendar year as with the previous system. A portion of all designer tag sales will be donated to the BC SPCA - Vernon and District Branch. The dog licensing area includes Electoral Areas B, C, a portion of area D, the City of Vernon, the District of Coldstream, and the Village of Lumby.

All dog tags will be distributed by DocuPet and will no longer be available for purchase at local pet stores or veterinarian offices. The RDNO thanks all third-party vendors who have assisted with selling dog tags in the past.