The Welland SPCA is excited to announce our partnership with DocuPet, an online licensing system.

What are the new advantages and benefits to you, the pet owners, who license their pets?

  • In all of the regions serviced by the Welland SPCA By-law requires all dogs (and cats in the instance of the City of Welland) to be licensed and requires each dog to wear a tag. DocuPet offers a unique tag and gives you the option to choose from two tag sizes to ensure the proper fit for your pet. Each tag connects to your online account through a unique ID code. You're in control of what information can be seen when the tag ID is searched. Manage all your details through your online account!
  • Receive rewards for licensing! When you license your pet(s) you will receive an annual rewards card. A variety of local businesses have offered deals to DocuPet rewards card-holders! You can view these deals online at . Redeem your rewards by using your card as you check out at participating locations.
  • Create an online profile - The online profile allows you to store secondary contact information, additional pet information and photos of your pet. You can also choose what information is visible to the public through your privacy settings, sign up for automatic renewals and browse lost pets.
  • A lost pet wearing identification has a far greater chance of making it home safely and quickly. Once licensed, you will have access to DocuPet's lost pet services. This allows you to report your pet lost on your online account, sending a notification to your local shelter and pet owners on the "Lost Pet Brigade". Anyone who finds your pet can use the ID code on his/her tag to look up information you've deemed to be accessible to the public.
  • Voluntary cat licensing, do you want all the same protection and benefits for your cat? Support the Welland SPCA by purchasing a voluntary cat licence! *Cat licensing is mandatory in the City of Welland, voluntary cat licences will not be available to cats eligible to licence with the City of Welland.