Information regarding animal by-laws, animal control and shelter services, please contact the Niagara SPCA and Humane Society.

In Port Colborne, all dogs are required to be licensed and wear a tag. Dog licenses are only valid for the calendar year in which it was purchased. Please visit our dog licence page for more information.

 Dog Licences 

DocuPet Inc. manages dog licensing in the City of Port Colborne.  

How to License your pet

Visit DocuPet for more information on how to license your pet:

  • online
  • by phone
  • by mail
  • or in person 

You are not allowed to have more than three (3) dogs, excluding unweaned puppies, on any property in the City of Port Colborne. If you own more than three dogs, you may qualify for a kennel licence.

Kennel Licence 

If you operate a Kennel within the City of Port Colborne, you are required to have a kennel licence. 

Visit our Business Licences Page to complete the online Kennel Licence Application form. 

You can view Niagara SPCA - Port Colborne Quarterly Reports here.