March 26, 2020 COVID-19 Update
The Town of Newmarket has closed all Buildings and Facilities to limit the spread of COVID-19. At this time the Town will be suspending all renewals for Dog/Cat licences and will be honouring your current licence until further notice.
Joint Animal Services
As of January 1, 2019, the Towns of Aurora, Georgina and Newmarket merged their animal services. This merger is a two-year pilot project, that will allow the three municipalities to work together to provide a higher level of animal services and extended coverage. Officers will work together to provide animal services coverage seven-days-a-week across the three municipalities. The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) will still provide support to the municipalities to investigate concerns of animal neglect and abuse. This type of animal services partnership is the first of its kind in Ontario, as most municipalities manage animal control independently.
To make a call for Animal Services for the Towns of, Aurora, Georgina, or Newmarket please contact us toll-free at 1-877-979-PAWS. You may also contact Animal Services directly through email at email@example.com
If you own a dog/cat in the Town of Newmarket, you are required to license them each year. You can license your dog/cat online, over the phone, by mail, or in-person. Animal licensing in Newmarket is managed by DocuPet Inc. Visit newmarket.docupet.com to license your dog/cat and learn more about their Lost Pet System and local DocuPet Rewards Program that are included with your pet license.
It is our responsibility to provide a safe community for our citizens and their pets. Licencing plays an important role in our ability to fulfill this responsibility. A license allows animal control to identify your dog/cat, get in touch with you and make decisions that are in the best interest of your dog/cat should it become lost or injured.