- Open from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, closed weekends and statutory holidays.
- Masks and 2 meter physical distancing requirement in place at all times.
- New or replacement dog licences can be purchased at the Cashier counter on the main floor.
- Contact Licensing for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-342-8182.
Did you recently welcome a new four-legged member into the family, or just move to Red Deer and have a dog or dog(s)?
Check out what information you need to be a dog owner in The City of Red Deer, as well as other helpful links to make your furry friend feel at home.
Please see COVID-19 restrictions for all facilities where a dog licence can be purchased:
- Open for retail sales and dog license purchases from 10 am - 6 pm, Tuesday - Saturday (closed Sunday - Monday).
- Intake priority includes Agency transfers, abandoned and injured animals. Waiting lists may apply for animal surrenders dependent on available Shelter capacity.
- Animal adoptions and “meet and greets" are by appointment only.
- Educational activities including birthday parties and youth camps available.
- Contact CAHumane for more information: CAHumane website or 403-342-7722
- We are open to the public for claims and license sales from 11am-5pm Monday to Friday.
- Saturdays the office is closed but an Officer is on shift for animal claims curbside.
- Sundays and Statutory Holidays we are closed but an Officer is on call for emergencies.
- Contact Alberta Animal Services for more information: AAS website or 403-347-2388.
Dog Licence Information
Submit your application:
- Applicants must be at least 18 years old to purchase or renew a dog licence.
- Licences are to be renewed on or before December 31 of each year.
Complete and submit the 2022 Dog Licence Application Form (pdf), and apply at one of the following locations. Forms are also available at each facility.
City Hall: Main Floor Cashier, 4914 48 Avenue
Alberta Animal Services: 4640 - 61 Street
Central Alberta Humane Society: 4505 - 77 Street
If you are registering a service dog, a copy of the Provincial Service Dog Licence is required to accompany your application.
2022 Dog Licence Fees
- Altered Dog (spayed/neutered): $32.80
- Unaltered dog (intact): $70.50
- Replacement tag $12.60
While not mandatory, we recommend having the following information on hand:
- Microchip identification number, or
- Tattoo identification number.
This information is collected to ensure that lost pets can be reunited with their owners.
- We use stainless steel, permanent dog tags.
- One tag is good for the lifetime of your dog and the tag number will remain the same each year.
- The permanent dog tag requires renewal each year in order to keep information current.
- If the tag is lost, you will need to purchase a replacement tag.
If your dog's tag gets lost, you can purchase a replacement tag for $12.60:
City Hall: 4914 48 Avenue
Alberta Animal Services: 4640 61 Street
Central Alberta Humane Society: 4505 77 Street
There are several reasons why all dog owners are required to licence their dogs, including:
- It is the fastest way to reunite you with your pet, should they be found. The City of Red Deer works with agencies like Alberta Animal Services and the Central Alberta Humane Society to any lost pet finds their way back home.
- Registration costs help fund the 'Spay/Neuter Program'
- It is a requirement of The City's Dog Bylaw. 3429/2009
- It assists in keeping more accurate statistical information to help with funding
Check out our Off Leash Dog Parks web pages to find information on Red Deer's off-leash dog parks.
The City of Red Deer uses a portion of dog licence registration fees to fund the Spay/Neuter Program.
The program allows families to take the next step to keep their pup safe. Applications are accepted throughout the year.
Submit completed applications to email@example.com.
A service dog is a dog that has been trained and assessed for safety in public spaces and helps a person with specific tasks related to their disability. A service dog team consists of:
- the service dog
- the individual with a disability
- the service dog handler, if the individual is a minor
Service dog identification card
A service dog identification card provides proof that the service dog team is qualified by the government. The card has:
- the name of the handler and dog
- a photo of the handler and dog
- a validation number
- a date of expiration
Recreation facility employees may ask to see your service dog identification card.