Animal Services


Municipal Office

395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7

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​​​​​​​​​​The Town's Animal Licensing, Regulation and Control By-law 2016-53 regulates the keeping of animals within the town. By-law 2017-34​ amends the Animal Licensing, Regulation and Control By-law to permit Backyard Hens. 

Animal Control will respond to calls pertaining to matters of animal licensing, as well as 'stoop and scoop' issues, barking complaints and animals running at large.

Animal Control will also respond to cases where small wildlife is sick or injured. If you require the removal of wildlife from your property, please consult your local yellow pages directory.

Animal Control can be contacted at: 1-855-898-8605.

DocuPet Animal Licensing Awareness Campaign

Please note that the Town of Newmarket in conjunction with DocuPet are working together on an awareness program advising residents that all cats and dogs in Newmarket must be licensed as per the Town of Newmarket's Animal Licensing, Regulation and Control By-law 2016-53. Starting Monday, November 20, community representatives, hired by DocuPet, will be going to residences in Newmarket to distribute door hangers. DocuPet will not be participating in a door-to-door sales campaign and licenses will not be sold at the door. 

The purpose of this campaign is to advise residents that their pets (cats and/or dogs) are to be licensed with the Town as well as to remind residents that they are to renew their pet licenses if they haven't already done so. Residents living in the Town of Newmarket can purchase an annual license for their cat or dog by:

  1. Visiting to license and pay online.
  2. Visiting the Municipal Offices, Ray Twinney Recreation Complex and Magna Centre during Customer Service Kiosk hours
  3. Visit participating veterinary clinics and pet stores in Newmarket. A complete list can be found on our website

The cost to licence a cat or dog in Newmarket is $35 or $30 for seniors (55 years of age and over). All licences purchased are valid for a full year from the date of purchase.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Town of Newmarket at 905-895-5193 or email 

Adopting a pet

To adopt a pet, or to find out more information about adopting a pet, please visit the Animal Control & Adoption Centre​ located at 26815 Civic Centre Road in the Town of Georgina.